Symptom Laterality

The Freudian view that unexplained symptoms are the expression of unconscious emotional conflict has led many to conclude that the right cerebral hemisphere (traditionally viewed as one of the neural sites responsible for emotion) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of unexplained symptoms. Several studies have provided evidence suggesting that unexplained symptoms are more common on the left than the right, apparently providing support for this hypothesis. However, recent research has shown that left- and right-sided symptoms are equally common; bilateral symptoms are also frequently found.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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