Some people believe these illnesses are simply bad habits that can be controlled, if only the person could exhibit just a little more “willpower” or “self-control.” Anyone with a BFRB will tell you that their illness is anything but a choice and that recovery has nothing to do with willpower.
"With my own research, we’ve gone in and said we can’t just talk about the negative, we have to see what’s the positive, because if there’s nothing good about this, why are people doing it as much as they are? There’s obviously something good about it."
Stress can be a challenge to manage and overcome in an academic setting, especially during exam season. But for some, this period can trigger something more serious.
If you’re happy and you know it, don’t clap your hands—that’s been banned.
A study by University of Ottawa researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute has found a link between obesity and anxiety—and they may have also found a drug that helps with both.