Tag Archives: anorexia

Video: Your daughter hears you criticize your body.

Video: What your daughter hears when you criticize your body. | (Real Simple) Our bodies can start to feel like a collection of disappointments—thick ankles, flabby bellies, thinning hair—that we regularly disparage out loud. And if you think there’s no harm in making fun of your hips or jokingly chastising yourself for eating a candy…
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Deadly fallacy eating disorders are teenage illness.

It’s a deadly fallacy that eating disorders are a teenage illness (The Guardian) The majority of patients with an eating disorder are adults. Many are fearful of seeking help, and when they do decide to see their GP they are often turned away. Related Posts:Eating disorders are not a teenage phase.The deadly side of eating disorders.Binge…
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New Year’s resolution season with an eating disorder.

This is what New Year’s resolution season is like when you have an eating disorder. (Women’s Health) Despite the cookie towers and eggnog refills, Christmas season was never the most intimidating time of year for Nicole Griswold, who suffered from anorexia nervosa for nearly 15 years. The month after—when everyone else was making New Year’s…
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Why we must renew our vows to recovery.

Why We Must Renew Our Vows to Recovery – Jenni Schaefer | Eating Recovery Center As we begin a new year, consider how you might strengthen and revitalize your fight. Think about the things that you value. How can you spend more time and energy focused on those things? Related Posts:Binge eating disorder and recovery.Slipping…
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Slipping out of recovery? Try these 3 practices.

Slipping out of recovery? Try these 3 effective practices. (Recovery Warriors) A key to being recovered means you have to put in the work to stay recovered. These three things have helped keep me on track when my brain wants to resort back to what is comfortable. Related Posts:Binge eating disorder and recovery.Why do you…
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Do I have an eating disorder?

Do I have an eating disorder? (VeryWell) Self-starvation, purging, overeating, and over-exercising can be symptoms of an eating disorder. Learn how to recognize these in yourself and others. Related Posts:Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.What not to say to someone with anorexia or bulimia.What never to say to someone with an eating disorder.How an eating…
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3 tips to survive health and appearance cultural obsession.

3 tips on how to survive in a world where health and appearance are a cultural obsession. (Recovery Warriors) The world is not made for people in recovery from an eating disorder. It is a bold statement that I truly believe is the truth, but having the knowledge of this truth can shield a person…
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When law school gives you an eating disorder.

The struggle: When law school gives you An eating disorder. (Above the Law) By the end of her first semester in law school, she was wearing clothing from the children’s section.   Related Posts:My daughter’s struggle taught me about eating disorders.Kinder, gentler med school: Less depression.Wearing your weight as armor.Back-to-school social anxiety in the social…
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Is dieting causing intrusive food thoughts?

Is dieting causing intrusive food thoughts? (VeryWell) “Focusing extensively on food and eating (and sometimes also concerns about your weight) steals valuable attention from other activities, and the more preoccupying food thoughts dieters have, the more difficulty they experience thinking about other things and handling other cognitive tasks.”   Related Posts:Want to know why you…
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Bulimia diagnosis requires these 4 factors.

Bulimia diagnosis requires these 4 factors. (VeryWell) You don’t have to “binge and purge” to have bulimia. Learn exactly what clinicians look for in bulimia diagnosis and what groups are most at risk. Related Posts:What not to say to someone with anorexia or bulimia.Treating bulimia with CBT and IPT.Enhanced CBT bests psychoanalysis for bulimia.Looking for…
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Anorexia: Biology behind the disease.

Anorexia: Biology behind the disease. (ABC) More than 30 million people are suffering from some form of an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Much research has focused on the brain and the mental aspect of the disease, but new research shows there may also be a biological reason.   Related Posts:Social epidemic that…
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Selfie anorexics: Eating disorders fueled.

Selfie anorexics: Alert over teen girls’ eating disorders fueled by social media. (Daily Mail) Experts have blamed the ‘unprecedented’ rise, in part, on hashtags including #fitspiration and #thighgap on social media sites, saying they normalise an unrealistic ‘perfect body’ image. Related Posts:Experiencing a miscarriage in the social media age.Peer competition impacts body image.Media depiction of…
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4 pillars of mental health care for anorexia.

4 pillars of mental health care for anorexia. (Eating Disorders Online) Regardless of the approach, the goal of mental health care for anorexia is to help an individual return to a normal weight and to adapt healthy eating habits. Related Posts:To my patients beginning recovery from anorexia.Anorexia: Biology behind the disease.For anorexic men, focus is…
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To my patients beginning recovery from anorexia.

A love letter to my patients beginning your recovery from anorexia. (Eating Disorders Online) I have no investment in wanting you, according to your eating disorder, to be fat. What I care about is your brain, that it’s nourished sufficiently for you to think clearly and be yourself again. I’d like to see you return…
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Underweight associated with increased dementia risk.

Being underweight in middle age associated with increased dementia risk. (Science Daily) Middle-aged people who are underweight (with a Body Mass Index [BMI] less than 20 kg/m2) are a third more likely to develop dementia than people of similar age with a healthy BMI, according to new research. Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in middle-age…
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Awkward star talks monster eating disorder.

Awkward star Ashley Rickards talks about ‘monster eating disorder’. (Eating Disorders Online) Like her character on ‘Awkward,’ Ashley Rickards knows what peer pressure feels like. Related Posts:Full House star talks bulimia.Telling parents you have an eating disorder.Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.Ann Taylor LOFT awkward angle model photo.I think my friend has an eating disorder.Juicerexia:…
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Hospitalization with anorexia nervosa saves lives.

Involuntary hospitalization of patients with anorexia nervosa in extreme situations can save their lives. (Science Daily) Involuntary hospitalization of patients with anorexia nervosa in extreme situations can save their lives, experts report. Related Posts:Anorexia nervosa: Pleasure at getting thin.What not to say to someone with anorexia or bulimia.For anorexic men, focus is on muscle.Treating bulimia…
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Anorexia fueled by pride about weight loss.

Anorexia fueled by pride about weight loss, study suggests. (Science Daily) “What we need to do is find a way to reconnect the positive emotions they feel in losing weight to other aspects of their lives that will lead to a more balanced sense of happiness.” Related Posts:No more weight loss contests at work!The long…
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Did you know male athletes can have anorexia?

Did you know male athletes can have anorexia? (Eating Disorder Hope) Studies show that males account for 5-10% of cases of anorexia2. Interestingly, 45% of males with anorexia are involved in “an occupation or athletic team in which control of weight is important for good performance”… Related Posts:Mental abuse of young athletes.Breaking stigma of mental…
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The individual costs of untreated mental health issues.

The individual costs of untreated mental health issues. (Good Therapy) Andrew Mendonsa, PsyD – Left untreated, mental health issues take a significant emotional and social toll. Prevention, treatment, and understanding are key. Related Posts:The mental health costs of racism.The untreated epidemic of medical student depression.Mental health struggles of health professions students clear.Paying graduate school’s mental…
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The brain on anorexia.

The brain on anorexia: What’s different about it. (Eating Disorders Online) By using the latest brain imaging technology, scientists are mapping the unique neurological wiring in people with anorexic tendencies. Realizing that there are glitches in brain activity present with eating disorders can help to dispel the stigma and guilt that many individuals with this…
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