Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, may lead to an unhealthy obsession with exercise. A body dysmorphic disorder, or body image disorder, may also cause exercise addiction

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addictionAddiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]

Women exposing themselves for attention, could be a disorder

Exhibitionistic disorder is a condition marked by the urge, fantasy, or behavior of exposing one’s genitals to non-consenting people, particularly strangers. For women, it is about getting attention while for men, it’s a sexual behaviour to gain pleasure

Women exposing themselves for attention, could be a disorderKaran and Reema Panjwani (names changed) were puzzled with the way their daughter, Priya was behaving when she grew up to be 17-years-old. She was this funky and cheerful teenager who had a peculiar problem. The Panjwani’s came knocking at the doors of Dr Avinash Desousa, consultant psychiatrist at Sion Hospital and founder-trustee of De […]

How New Year resolutions can trigger eating disorders; some notable symptoms to look out for

A condition called orthorexia, while not officially recognised as an eating disorder or a different category of mental illness, is marked by a fixation on healthy eating

How New Year resolutions can trigger eating disorders; some notable symptoms to look out forPeople all over the world will be forming goals for the New Year through the rest of December, seeking to improve themselves once the clock strikes 2017. Some of the most popular resolutions are health-oriented, including going to the gym more often and eating better, which can spell trouble for people struggling to overcome eating […]