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Anorexia Nervosa: Harmful and Deadly Addictive Behavior

Eating disorders are classified as addictive behaviors that are linked to underlying mental health conditions. Anorexia is a severe psychiatric disorder characterized by unrelenting self-starvation and life-threatening weight loss. People that suffer from anorexia experience: A failure to maintain minimal body weight Fear of gaining weight or becoming fat Disturbances in perception of shape or…

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How Drugs and Alcohol Damage the Brain

Addiction is a brain disease that causes physical and physiological changes to the brain. The brain controls our thoughts, memory and speech, movement of the limbs, and the function of many organs within our body. Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which release an excess level of dopamine, causing temporary pleasurable feelings and euphoria.…

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How You Can Observe Teen Mental Health Awareness Day

At Fort Behavioral Health in Fort Worth, Texas, our licensed therapists and addiction treatment professionals emphasize teen mental health treatment as an essential part of our teen recovery program. If you are a teen who may have a mental health disorder that is accelerating drug or alcohol use, our Fort Behavioral Health team can help.…