- Anorexia & Bulimia
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the two main eating disorders. People with anorexia have extreme weight loss as a result of very strict dieting. Some people may also make themselves sick, abuse laxatives or do excessive exercise to try and lose weight. In spite of this extreme weight loss, people with anorexia believe they are fat and are terrified of becoming what is in fact a normal weight or shape.
(Added: 26-Mar-2000 Hits: 3843)
- Body Positive
This body image site is for women of all sizes. Monthly articles, forums, body image exercises, fitness ideas for large women, activism ideas, email newsletter, and resources for health professionals.
(Added: 8-Mar-2000 Hits: 1281)
- Parasomnias - Arousal Disorders Information
The Parasomnias are disorders that intrude into the sleep process and create disruptive sleep-related events. These
behaviors and experiences occur usually while sleeping, and are most often infrequent and mild. They may happen
often enough or become so bothersome that medical attention is required.
(Added: 15-Oct-2000 Hits: 860)
- Sick of It All
It has long been understood that suggestion can be very powerful in both curing and causing illness, but historically the emphasis has been on the positive side. The negative side is called a nocebo. It shows up regularly in tests in which one group is given a real drug and another a fake drug as a control. For example, in one study of the antidepressant Prozac, 15 percent of the subjects claimed to have gotten headaches even though it turned out they were receiving a placebo.
(Added: 3-Jul-2000 Hits: 657)
- Sleep Disorders Guide
A comprehensive information guide about sleep disorders.
Descriptions, symptoms, causes, treatments of various sleep disorders
like sleep apnea, insomnia, snoring, restless legs and narcolepsy.
(Added: 7-Dec-2007 Hits: 777)
- Sleep Home Pages
The Sleep Home Pages mission is to provide a widely accessable information resource to facilitate the generation and dissemination of sleep and neuroscience information, and increase
public awareness of the importance of sleep research and the impact of sleep disorders.
(Added: 28-Sep-1999 Hits: 1615)
- Sleep Paralysis and Associated Hypnagogic and Hypnopompic Experiences
Sleep paralysis, or more properly, sleep paralysis with hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations have been singled out as a particularly likely source of beliefs concerning not only alien abductions, but all manner of beliefs in alternative realities and otherworldly creatures. Sleep paralysis is a condition in which someone, most often lying in a supine position, about to drop of to sleep, or just upon waking from sleep realizes that s/he is unable to move, or speak, or cry out.
(Added: 24-Aug-2000 Hits: 723)
Everything you wanted to know about sleep
disorders but were too tired to ask.
Open Sleep Forum. SleepNet links to over
200 sites. New to the site is The
(Added: 13-Dec-1998 Hits: 783)
- SleepQuest: Treating Sleep Disorders
The consequences of pervasive sleep deprivation and undiagnosed sleep disorders are collectively one of our nation's biggest and most serious health problems. A single sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, is now known to afflict 30 million Americans.
(Added: 15-Oct-2000 Hits: 1079)
- Talk About Sleep
Talk About Sleep is a sleep information community providing content about healthy sleep and sleep disorders, support chats, and message boards. Information is updated weekly. Patient victory stories and other motivational information are included. Chat rooms are open daily, and scheduled chats are moderated by medical professionals and/or sleep patients.
(Added: 20-Feb-2001 Hits: 660)
- The Medical Basis of Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Problems, and Drug Use
Complete, free, illustrated, web book containing the latest medical information on Stress, Depression, Anxiety and Drug Abuse, written in a fun, easy to read format.
(Added: 23-Nov-2000 Hits: 1243)
- The Placebo Effect
The placebo effect is the measurable or observable effect on a person or group that has been given a placebo treatment. A placebo is an inert substance, or "fake" surgery or therapy, used as a control in an experiment or given to a patient for its possible or probable beneficial effect.
(Added: 22-Feb-2000 Hits: 909)