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05
Jan

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Eating disorders are characterized by a disturbance of eating or an eating-related behavior.  This disturbance significantly affects physical health and psychosocial functioning.  Eating disorders include bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder.  All three can have emotional, behavioral, and physical effects on the individual and can even be life-threatening for both males and females....
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03
Jan

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder Binge eating disorder or BED is an eating disorder that can be life-threatening but is also a disorder that can be treated.  BED is characterized by a person eating large quantities of food to the point of discomfort followed by purging to counter the binge eating episode.  It is the most common...
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19
Oct

Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

  Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders   Eating disorders and substance use disorders can be co-occurring disorders, meaning an individual can have both disorders at the same time.  An eating disorder includes anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, and compulsive eating.  These disorders cause physical and emotional pain both for the individual and their...
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05
Oct

Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Drug Abuse

Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Drug Abuse Eating disorders and a co-occurring substance use disorder may sound like a strange combination but it is more common than many think.  Eating disorders and substance use disorders may actually share common similarities including how they affect the individual.  The eating disorder and the substance use disorder vie for...
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12
Sep

10 Reasons People Develop Body Image Issues

Issues with body image typically begin in childhood.  Children and young adults learn that there are unwritten rules about body image, as society creates evaluations of how one should look.  The problem with this is we are not creating our body images based on internal evaluations.  We look at how others perceive us and what...
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22
Aug

Are There Eating Disorders Aside from Anorexia and Bulimia?

Eating disorders are a broad category of mental health disorders. Included disorders are the well known anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In addition to anorexia and bulimia are binge eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and a smaller subcategory called eating disorders otherwise not specified. Lesser known eating disorders can include pica, orthorexia, and more cultural...
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07
Aug

Restrictive Diets are Problematic Because they are Restrictive

“Clean eating” is a dietary trend which has gained much criticism since eating disorder specialists coined a new disorder: orthorexia nervosa. Orthorexia nervosa does not include convention binging, purging, and restricting. People who struggle with orthorexia have an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. The clean diet trend can be taken to the extreme until it...
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24
Jul

How Young Do Eating Disorders Develop?

Eating disorders are developing in children as young as four years old in age, reports BBC. In just a few short years, from 2014-2017, admissions for patients under the age of 18 have risen 450% in areas of England. Other countries like Australia have also reported a sharp increase in the amount of young people...
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19
Jul

How To Watch A Triggering Movie Like “To The Bone” In Recovery and Manage Your Triggers

Warning: This blog will discuss eating disorders and eating disorder behaviors which could be triggering Netflix original movie To The Bone starring big names like Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves is in the middle of controversy and it hasn’t started streaming yet. The trailer was recently released which depicted the struggles of a young woman...
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17
Jul

Is Exercise Good For Recovering Body Image?

There’s an old story about people who expect to feel different after just one workout. After spending a few minutes on the treadmill, they run to the mirror hoping to see a drastic change in the way their body looks. Of course, just a few minutes on the treadmill or participating in any exercise is...
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