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Renowned Addictive Behavior Expert recently featured onThe Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Mike Dow by Frankie Boyer Posted Fri 06 Jan 2012 8:06pm Since food is the most socially acceptable “drug” out there, most people don’t realize that food addiction is akin to substance abuse.   Cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol alter your brain chemistry in ways that sheer willpower cannot control—and so does the wrong food. Now, based on a scientific study by Scripps University, renowned addictive behavior ... Read on »
Addictive Behavior: Procrastination by Erin .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Jan 2010 12:11pm 1 Comment I procrastinate. There, I figured I would go ahead and say that right away before I put it off. Procrastination is a character flaw that I share with many other recovering addicts. Why do we procrastinate? Well it's certainly not because it feels good. Procrastinating makes me feel like I always have some unfinished business looming o ... Read on »
Unresolved Trauma Drives Addictive Behavior by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 24 Jan 2014 7:00pm Passages Malibu issues comments on research that aligns with well-established company philosophy. On November 27th, the Scottish Drugs Forum published the results of a study that revealed key insights into the roots of drug addiction. The clinical researchers examined the lives of fifty-five previously addicted heroin users currently in r ... Read on »
Science says humans look for information, it feels good, and thus the 'net is ideally designed for addictive behavior by Stephanie Allen Posted Wed 18 May 2011 12:00am In this very short clip , neuroscientist Dr. Jaak Panksepp (mentor to people such as Temple Grandin) explains our need, our impulse, to seek resources, including information, and how that need interacts with the Internet. More of what he says about the brain and the internet here (Washington State Magazine). Image credit: ... Read on »
When Too Much Isn't Enough: Ending the Destructive Cycle of AD/HD and Addictive Behavior by Tara McGillicuddy, SCAC Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:40pm Wendy Richardson once again writes an informative and helpful book about AD/HD and addiction. This book delves deep into addictive behaviors that many adults with ADD face. This book isn't just about well known addictions like drugs and gambling. It discusses every day things like shopping, food, and the internet. Wendy also provides helpful w ... Read on »
Meds plus behavior management for Autism by JohnL Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 01 Nov 2009 12:00am Michael Aman and co-authors (and there are at least 25 of them) reported that a combination of medication and parent training in behavior management was more effective than medication alone in reducing behavior problems. They assigned families randomly assigned to receive either risperidone as well as parent management training or risperid ... Read on »
Migraine prevention is most effective when drug and behavioral management are combined by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Wed 23 Feb 2011 8:02pm Migraine prevention is most effective when a preventive medication and behavioral management are combined together. A study by Dr. Holroyd and his colleagues published in the British Medical Journal showed that a beta blocker alone and behavioral management alone did not help patients with migraine headaches. However, combining these two result ... Read on »
Treating Sundowner's Syndrome: Top 10 Behavior Management Strategies by gilbertGuide Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:34am Although there are countless theories, researchers understand very little about the causes of Sundowner’s Syndrome, a condition often associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. As with any other syndrome, it is the signs and symptoms which occur together that characterize the condition. However, the symptoms are different for each individu ... Read on »
Artists and Addiction – Part 2 by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 06 Feb 2014 10:34pm [Continued from Part 1 ] A disposition to use substances to deal with emotional challenges can start with being prescribed medications. In the book Gifted Grownups: The Mixed Blessings of Extraordinary Potential, Lisa, age 14, talks about being given Valium by a doctor: “Taking pills or smoking a joint helped get me through the day.” ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s Disease: Managing Behavior Symptoms without Medication by Susan Berg Posted Thu 19 Jan 2012 12:00am Here is a great for caregivers and healthcare professionals, You will love the Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care professionals to get an easyceu or two Follow Alzheimers1 on twitter EmpowHER People with Alzheimer ... Read on »