The Truth About Compulsive Buying Disorder
Thousands of people suffer from one type of addiction or another, from alcoholism or substance abuse to compulsive eating or gambling. People often discover a specific vice behavior or substance to combat deeper physiological pain and may use these vices to relieve feelings of anxiety or displacement.
Autism is a rather mysterious disorder that affects the verbal, social and non-verbal communication skills of children and adults. It appears usually by the time a child is two years old. According to The Institute of Neurological Disorders the percentage of children with autism is about one out of 1000 or .001 percent. Therefore, the number of children with autism in the United States is about 1.5 million.
Negative Body Image: It's All In Our Heads
"Oh really? You think so?"
Just recently John McCain's twentysomething daughter responded publically to a critic/pundit who challenged her politics and linked her intellectual credibility to her dress size, suggesting she needed to go on a diet. "Well, you can kiss my big fat ass!" was the response heard round the talkshow circuit.