Tag Archives: Mental

Can Getting No Likes on Instagram Affect Mental Health?

— Social media sites like Instagram give a platform to people to express themselves through photos. You upload a picture, allow your followers to like, share, and comment, and that gives you some sense of relaxation. The ability to virtually communicate with people so quickly, and most importantly, getting attention and recognition are what makes… Read More »

‘Orthorexia’ vying for classification as mental disorder as more people become obsessed with ‘clean eating’

Is an obsession with “clean eating” a bona fide mental disorder deserving of its own diagnosis in psychiatry’s official manual of mental illness? A flurry of new studies and reviews is breathing new life into so-called orthorexia nervosa, loosely defined as a pathological fixation on eating “pure” foods. At its extreme, adherents shun all sugar,… Read More »