Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder that affects the way someone feels about themselves and the people in their lives. As many as 4 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disorder, and 75 percent of the people diagnosed are women. Proper diagnosis and treatment are critical since BPD can be very dangerous when left untreated. Roughly 70 percent of people diagnosed with the disorder will make at least one suicide attempt in their lifetime and 10 percent will complete the attempt.
Eating disorders are not only widespread, they’re also very dangerous. Someone dies as a direct result of an eating disorder every 62 minutes – the highest mortality rate of any mental health issue.
There are many causes of back pain, but the most common are muscle strain/spasm and herniated (bulging) discs. Here are some tips to keep your back healthy.
The conversation you have with your doctor to learn about your abnormal mammogram results can be one of the toughest of your life. However, an abnormal mammogram result does not necessarily mean you have breast cancer. And if you do have breast cancer, it’s by no means a death sentence.
Separating fact from fiction can be difficult when making changes to your diet. There is research to back up the benefits of some diets, but most don’t do what they claim. Choose the wrong one and, in the best-case scenario, you may be wasting your effort, time, and money; in the worst case, you may be doing harm to your health.
Many people with thyroid disorders suffer needlessly because many of the symptoms seem like something else – stress, fatigue, another illness, or the normal aches and pains of aging. However, with thyroid disorders approaching epidemic proportions, knowing what to look out for can help you identify a problem and get the help that will safeguard your health.
76 percent of teens aged 13-17 have an Instagram account. While it’s a great way for them to connect and share with friends, it also may be a danger for their mental health. New research suggests that Instagram, more than any other social media – increases their chances for developing anxiety and depression.
We all know that eating a balanced diet and exercising are important aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Knowing how, what and when to eat can help you get more out of your exercise routine and allow you to feel better doing it.
From Greek to Icelandic and low-fat to fruit-flavored, there’s a selection to suit just about everyone’s tastes. So grab a cup and throw it into your work bag before leaving the house for a nutrient-packed, protein-rich breakfast or anytime snack.
For most women, the joy of becoming a mother makes pregnancy a time of excitement and optimism. However, for others, pregnancy can become a significant burden; approximately 10 percent of pregnant women suffer from depression.