Why some people are at risk for eating disorders isn’t clear. But surveys show that depression is often a factor. In a 2008 study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, for example, 24% of bipolar patients met the criteria for eating disorders. An estimated 44% had trouble controlling their eating.As many as half of all patients diagnosed with binge eating disorder have a history of depression, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Binge eating afflicts 3% of adults in the U.S., making it the most common eating disorder. Depression may lead to eating disorders, but there’s also evidence that eating disorders can result in depression. Being severely underweight and malnourished, which is common in anorexia, can cause physiological changes that are known to negatively affect mood states. To determine if depression is part of an eating disorder, doctors use a well-tested battery of questions that tease out the most common symptoms of depression.
These include:• Feelings of sadness or unhappiness• Loss of interest in activities that once were pleasurable• Loss of libido• Irritability or anger• Sleep problems• Loss of appetiteDiagnosing serious depression is relatively easy, experts say. But finding an effective treatment for combined depression and eating disorders can be a challenge. Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery, one that takes tremendous courage and strength. Facing your problem without minimizing the issue or making excuses can feel frightening and overwhelming, but recovery is within reach. If you’re ready to seek help, you can overcome your addiction and build a satisfying, drug-free life for yourself.
Serene Retreat is one of the leading Addiction and Mental Health Treatment provider based in Malaysia with its branches locally and abroad. It is nourished with the best experts and practitioners of the field and can aid with the best possible ways to get the children out of the situation. For more information about our treatment programs you can reach us via Call/Whatsapp +60 14-687 2268 or visit our website www.sereneretreat.com.my.
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Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects less than one percent of the U.S. population. When schizophrenia is active, symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, trouble with thinking and lack of motivation. Research has shown that schizophrenia affects men and women fairly equally but may have an earlier onset in males. Rates are similar around the world. People with schizophrenia are more likely to die younger than the general population, largely because of high rates of co-occurring medical conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes (Torres, 2020).
Many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness, after a large study found 20% of those infected with the coronavirus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days. Anxiety, depression and insomnia were most common among recovered COVID-19 patients in the study who developed mental health problems. The researchers from Britain’s Oxford University also found significantly higher risks of dementia and schizophrenia, which are highly detrimental to the mental health of an individual and can have a negative lasting impact on the surroundings. People have been worried that COVID-19 survivors will be at greater risk of mental health problems, and the findings also show this to be likely. Doctors and scientists around the world urgently need to investigate the causes and identify new treatments for mental illness after COVID-19. In the three months following testing positive for COVID-19, 1 in 5 survivors were recorded as having a first time diagnosis of anxiety, depression or insomnia. This was about twice as likely as for other groups of patients in the same period, the researchers said.
During these difficult times, the mental health issues are on their verge of rising, Schizophrenia is one among those issues. In order to deal with this, professional aid is required. Serene Retreat is one of the leading Addiction and Mental Health Treatment provider based in Malaysia with its branches locally and abroad. For more information about our treatment programs you can reach us via Call/Whatsapp +60 14-687 2268 or visit our website www.sereneretreat.com.my.
Studies across Europe already show the impact of the pandemic on mental health. UNICEF UK found more than 60% of UK children are worried about the impact of the coronavirus on their lives. Belgian public health institute, Sciensano, found young people aged 18-24 and students were by far the most affected by anxiety and depression during the crisis. Parents in Italy and Spain noticed that their children had difficulty concentrating, were irritable, restless and nervous.
Several young people have fears over contracting coronavirus and losing loved ones; school and university closures; as well as a loss of routine and social connections. Access to mental health services has also been severely impacted.
Hence, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is profoundly affecting life around the globe. Isolation, contact restrictions and economic shutdown impose a complete change to the psycho social environment in affected countries. These measures have the potential to threaten the mental health of children and adolescents significantly. Even though the current crisis can bring with it opportunities for personal growth and family cohesion, disadvantages may outweigh these benefits. Anxiety, lack of peer contact and reduced opportunities for stress regulation are main concerns. Another main threat is an increased risk for parental mental illness, domestic violence and child maltreatment. Especially for children and adolescents with special needs or disadvantages, such as disabilities, trauma experiences, already existing mental health problems, migrant background and low socioeconomic status, this may be a particularly challenging time. To maintain regular and emergency child and adolescent psychiatric treatment during the pandemic is a major challenge but is necessary for limiting long-term consequences for the mental health of children and adolescents.
If you feel that a family member or close friend is facing issues after or within this pandemic, talk with your doctor. They can refer you to psychological programs that might help. Serene Retreat is one of the most efficient and fully-equipped treatment center for all psychological issues and addiction concerns. It is nourished with a large set of experts in psychology and addiction treatment and provides you with the best of the atmosphere and facilities. It is located in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia with its branches across Malaysia and satellite offices abroad.
For any inquiries regarding treatment or any advice related to addiction or mental health you can reach us via call/whatsapp +60146872268 or visit our website www.sereneretreat.com.my.
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