Helping Kids, Families, Adults & LGBTQ with Care for Over 25 Years

Michelle Topal MSW, LCSW

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Your Appetite & Pleasure

Below is the first paragraph of an interesting article in Psychology Today on brain research, appetite & addiction (especially related to sexual behavior).

"In a recent post (Intoxicating Behaviors), I suggested that today's super-enticing fattening food and hyper-stimulating sexual videos could numb most brains' pleasure response if their owners overdo it enough. This past week, new research confirmed that too much stimulation indeed progressively numbs the brains of people who engage in it, decreasing their satisfaction. It also points to a way out. Over six months, the brains of women who ate more fattening foods changed. They showed less response to pleasure (than those who didn't gain), which made the women more apt to overeat. In effect, the brain changes eroded their self-control, setting them on a downward spiral."

To be able to read the entire article:

Written by Marnia Robinson is the author of Cupid's Poisoned Arrow: From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships.
This excerpt republished from Psychology Today website & originally published on October 4, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Open House Fun

We're so happy to be in our new expanded space & to have our five new contractors joining us, that we are having an open house to celebrate.  We're inviting other therapists & allied professionals to join us on Friday November 12th at 3-5:30pm at our new 111 Windel Dr, Suite 213 location.  If you have any questions or haven't received your invitation, contact Michelle at 919-360-1929.

I hope you will join us to meet, greet & have a nosh with other professionals.