Repressed Coping and Alexithymia

  Throughout many of our blogs we have suggested that people suffering with addictive behaviours suffer from emotion processing (alexithymia and emotional awareness difficulties) and regulation deficits. We have suggested these  may not only be genetically inherited but mainly the consequence of adverse childhood experiences or maltreatment. Our sister […]

Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Neurobiological Effects of Chronic Stress

PART 2 PTSD and Substance use Disorders One of the overarching issues is the question of why substance use and other mental disorders so often co-occur. Are there genetic mediators and/or neurobiological connections between these disorders that drive the comorbidity? Do different psychiatric disorders have differing relationships with […]

I Can’t Believe My Eyes

  Part 1 Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a relatively common disorder that consists of a distressing or impairing preoccupation with imagined or slight defects in appearance. BDD is commonly considered to be an obsessivecompulsive spectrum disorder, based on similarities it has with obsessive-compulsive disorder…(1) “…this disorder is […]

How to Not Believe Your Eyes?

  The term Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) describes a disabling preoccupation with perceived defects or flaws in appearance. It can affect both men and women, and makes sufferers excessively self-conscious. They tend to check their appearance repeatedly and try to camouflage or alter the defects they see, often […]

Since Right Now

Checked this out again last night and well worth another listen.  In the first half hour, in particular, Paul Henry explains why he thinks addictive behaviours of all sorts are emotional disorders – how the “spiritual malady” of 12 step recovery  can also be seen as an emotional […]

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