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Eating disorder
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28
Nov

Getting Treatment for an Eating Disorder

Sometimes, we know the truth, even if it’s hard to face or we don’t know where to turn. With so much focus in society on weight gain, weight loss, and model-perfect images in social media and on magazine covers, it’s no wonder problems with eating disorders often are overlooked—and sometimes dismissed. But, if you feel...
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22
Feb

Eating Disorders and ADHD

Eating Disorders and ADHD Anorexia nervosa is a mental health disorder when you do not eat anything which can lead to an unhealthy weight with a constant fear of gaining even a little weight. Bulimia nervosa is when you eat a large amount of food only to get rid of it all out of shame...
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06
Feb

Binge Eating and Trauma

Binge Eating and Trauma Binge eating is having episodes of compulsive eating. According to WedMD, one in four people who binge eat have PTSD and 35% of women who have been raped or sexually assaulted have a binge eating disorder. Many with PTSD tend to engage in self-destructive behavior in order to focus on something...
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17
Oct

Binge Eating Disorder and Marijuana

  Binge Eating Disorder and Marijuana   Many individuals overeat on occasion; Thanksgiving dinners or special occasions may have us eat more than we want.  If you overeat on occasion, this does not mean you have binge eating disorder.  When individuals with binge eating disorder overeat, they do so because of negative feelings of stress...
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18
Aug

Dangers of Eating Disorders

Food is a source of sustenance and comfort. It forms the basis of community celebrations and is the foundation of holidays and family gatherings. For all of its positive associations, food can be an adverse substance that is used as a substitute treatment for stress, depression, anxiety, and a host of other psychological and social...
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05
Mar

Turning The Lens On Student Athletes’ Mental Health Issues

Youth Sport Safety Summit meets in Dallas, TX This past Monday, March 2, 2015, the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) held their sixth Youth Sports Safety Summit in Dallas, TX.  The event was co-hosted by the Youth Sports Safety Alliance. According to the Youth Sports Safety Alliance’s website: “Since 2010, the Youth Sports Safety Alliance...
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09
Sep

Zosia Mamet Invites You To “Make Your Mark”

“Let’s diminish the stigma. Let’s remind one another that we’re beautiful. Maybe you’ll help a friend. Maybe you’ll help yourself. And if you’re reading this and you’re suffering, please know you’re not alone. Tell someone: The people who love you will listen, I promise. And you’ll feel better.”     Zosia Mamet, Glamour Magazine – September...
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01
Aug

Therapeutic Photography: A Mindfulness Process

Do you remember the first time you used a camera? The other day we were having lunch with an associate and suddenly she said, “Wait, let’s take a photo…oh, OK, a selfie!” We obliged and had a good laugh at our many attempts to make ourselves look young and gorgeous! Afterwards we got to talking...
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11
Apr

New Study: Eating Disorders Are Gender Neutral

New study examines men and eating disorders This week the BMJ Open Medical Journal published online the results of a new study, The role of gendered constructions of eating disorders in delayed help-seeking in men: a qualitative interview study. This research was conducted by Ulla Raisanen of the HERG Health Experiences Research Group at the...
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29
Aug

ALMOST ANOREXIC: A New Book About The Eating Disorder ‘Gray Area’

Summer is almost over… In case it has not dawned on you, summer is almost over and this coming weekend we’ll be celebrating Labor Day 2013. Hard to believe, don’t you agree?  One way to know for sure that summer is coming to an end is by tuning into a television show and realizing that most of...
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