Is Harvey Weinstein a sex addict?

Men caught up in scandals often claim to be sex addicts, but does that even exist? The science is debatableAnother day, anotherpowerful man embroiled in a sinister sexual scandal decades in the making. This time it ’s powerfulHollywood figure Harvey Weinstein. The moral, ethical and political aspects of this whole mess have been covered extensively elsewhere, and will no doubt continue to be so over the coming days and weeks.However, recent reports suggest that Weinstein haschecked himself into a European rehab clinic for sex addiction. This has been met with some not-inconsiderable cynicism, but, even if it is true, wondering whether Weinstein is a sex addict overlooks a more fundamental question: isanyonea sex addict? Because that diagnosis, as commonplace as it may seem,is far from established psychiatric fact.Continue reading...
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As hard as it may sound to pull out of this stress reaction cycle, it is possible. The first step in creating any positive change is always raising your awareness of what the cycle is, how you participate in it, and what pains the cycle creates. Why? Because you can’t change a habit you don’t know you have. And if you don’t recognize the pain the habit is creating, you won’t have the motivation you need to make new choices and break out of the cycle that has become familiar despite the fact that it is destructive. The practice of mindfulness is an incredibly powerful tool to help you find that awa...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Agitation Anxiety and Panic General Habits Happiness Mindfulness Self-Help Stress Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Stress Response Source Type: blogs
[Image from unsplash.com]From Cytosorbents opening a new U.S. manufacturing facility to DyAnsys received FDA clearance for a wearable to treat opioid withdrawals, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Cytosorbents opens new U.S. manufacturing facility CytoSorbents announced in a June 12 press release that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in Monmouth Junction, N.J. with the company’s ISO 13485:2003 certification. The new facility is expected to quadruple production capacity and will accelerate margin expansion and drive operating profitability. Cy...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 510(k) Contract Manufacturing Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Implants mHealth (Mobile Health) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Centinel Spine LLC CytoS Source Type: news
Authors: Türker Şener L, Güven C, Şener A, Adin Çinar S, Solakoğlu S, Albeniz I Abstract Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in females and the second most common cause of cancer mortality after lung cancer. Cancer stem cells represent a novel approach to target cancer and reduce cancer recurrence and metastasis. Many patients with breast cancer continue to smoke after receiving their diagnosis. Nicotine is a key factor in tobacco addiction and also changes some cellular functions, such as activation of mitogenic pathways, angiogenesis and cell proliferation. In the present study, th...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Maybe this is the last in my series of dander-raising essays, as recent national and world events have most definitely left so many of us with a raging case of TDS. (Trump Derangement Syndrome, look it up it's a thing).So many damned browser tabs open. So little time.Or maybe not. Who knows. Where are all these suicides coming from?My editor keeps telling me, " don't let it make you paralytic. " Hey, I'm trying.Just sensing a kind of coalescence in all the corruption our bloggers keep writing about. How do we even differentiate these activities across so many sectors of society. We were going to see our swamp dra...
Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Management Source Type: blogs
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 335th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Can a slo...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Basic Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain Blogger Mental Health and Wellness Publishers Research Technology break from Facebook Facebook break Stress study Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Treatment Resistant Depression Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: PET scans Sponsors:   St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto;   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Not yet recruiting
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