Two very good friends of mine both had benzo reactions that changed their lives. Both were vibrant, intelligent, godly women who took medication prescribed by their doctors when circumstances in their lives caused some anxiety.
Anorexia is an emotional illness. It alters the thinking of the victim in many ways. Anorexics believe that being thin is the most important thing in their lives. It become the biggest part of their existence and they fear that without it they will be nothing.
Society's pressure to be beautiful has an immense effect on a young person. Girls are aware of what "pretty" means before they enter kindergarten and quickly discover where they stand in relation to the other girls. As a girl moves through elementary grades she will discover, if she is deemed "pretty," that boys pay more attention to her, she is more easily accepted, thought to be smarter, and her teachers are nicer to her.
I'm sure you've heard this before. You have a chemical imbalance in your brain so you need medications to fix this. This is why you have depression or anxiety or whatever is ailing you. Then you are prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs. You start on the medications and you might feel a bit better at first but what is really happening?
Weight problems look pretty obvious to you, right? Well, yes, you can see the results of overeating but the reasons that cause one to overeat are hidden below the surface and not obvious at all.
I can use my power to take good care of myself. If Christ so valued my life that He chose to become human and die for my benefit then I can also do what is in my power to care for myself.
Upon diagnosis, it must be determined if long-term treatment and/or hospitalization are required. Hospitalization would be warranted if there is excessive and rapid weight loss, metabolic disturbances, depression or risk of suicide.
PTSD is best described by its name "post traumatic stress disorder." It is a disorder that happens after a person experiences or witnesses a very traumatic and terrifying incident.
More and more people are suffering from anxiety. Even Christians are finding anxiety taking over their lives. It can be devastating, life-altering and terrifying to live with anxiety daily.
Verbal abuse IS abuse and is just as damaging as physical abuse. It may even be worse. Verbal and emotional abuse leave no visible scars but wounds deeply, profoundly and, sometimes, permanently.