Psychology & Psychiatry

Shopping addiction is a real disorder

UK-based healthcare group the Priory is well-known for treating gambling, sex, drug, alcohol and computing addictions—especially of the rich and famous. Now it has added a new condition to its list: shopping addiction.

Autism spectrum disorders

Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry

Around the world, the number of people diagnosed with autism is rising. In the United States, the prevalence of the disorder has grown from 0.05% in 1966 to more than 2% today. In Quebec, the reported prevalence is close ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Irritable bowel syndrome may be underdiagnosed in athletes

For some athletes, intense workouts can send them running to the bathroom rather than the finish line—if they're able to exercise at all, that is. A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Predicting post-injury depression and PTSD risk

Although injury is unexpected and acute, it can result in long-term health problems and disability. Up to half of all patients experience postinjury depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after ...

Inflammatory disorders

Combination therapy advisable for IBS

The more abnormalities in intestinal and brain function that IBS sufferers have, the more severe their symptoms of this functional bowel disorder, and the more adversely their everyday life is affected. This is shown by a ...

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