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Why is it so hard to treat eating disorders?

Why is it so hard to treat eating disorders? (Cosmopolitan) Anorexia alone kills more people than any other mental illness does.   Related Posts:Treating the side effects of anorexia.After the violence, therapists treat racial trauma.Mindfulness not a waste — treats depression.21 women who expertly shut down their body shamers.The deadly side of eating disorders.The worst…
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When people comment on weight or dieting.

When people make comments about your weight or dole out dieting advice. (Weightless) Make sure you work out. You don’t want to gain the freshman 15. Related Posts:The case against dieting.If you quit dieting, will your worst fear come true?Want to know why you cannot stop thinking about food?People who make things happen.10 reasons to…
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What not to say to someone with anorexia or bulimia.

What not to say to someone with anorexia or bulimia. (VeryWell) Most people who know and love someone who is struggling with or in recovery from anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa want to say helpful and supportive things. However, sometimes even the most well-meaning person can say things that aren’t just unhelpful but can actually be triggering to the…
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Subtle signs you might have an eating disorder.

8 subtle signs you might have an eating disorder. (Bustle) Here are eight subtle signs that you might be suffering from an eating disorder.   Related Posts:Signs your teen has an eating disorder.Depression is not always what you think.6 signs your health kick could be an eating disorder.Clean eating: Warning signs it is an eating…
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Eating disorders are not a teenage phase.

Eating disorders are not a teenage phase. (The Emily Program) While it is true that eating disorders often begin in adolescence, it must be understood that they are real medical issues that require treatment. The perpetuation of this idea is harmful as it not only hinders early intervention, but also discounts the many adults that suffer…
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Eating disorder recovery during Ramadan.

This is what it’s like to recover from an eating disorder during Ramadan. (BuzzFeed) For those recovering from eating disorders, the Islamic holy month can be a difficult period. Related Posts:Binge eating disorder and recovery.Eating disorder recovery: Your post-treatment plan.Lies about eating disorders that almost stopped my recovery.Pregnancy, motherhood a minefield for recovering women.“Recovery bangs”…
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Trauma, social justice, and eating disorders.

Trauma, social justice, and eating disorders. (Proud2Bme) This piece connects anorexia nervosa to sexual violence (trigger warning for sexual violence, trauma, and description of disordered eating). Related Posts:After the violence, therapists treat racial trauma.Key events can trigger eating disorders.Childhood trauma: 8 misconceptions.Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.The deadly side of eating disorders.Hereditary trauma: Inheritance of traumas.
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The gift of eating disorder recovery to oneself.

The gift of eating disorder recovery to oneself. (Eating Disorder Hope) Individuals in recovery have noted an increase in emotional strength, as they find that they now have the ability to tolerate negative emotions without engaging… Related Posts:Binge eating disorder and recovery.Eating disorder recovery: Your post-treatment plan.Lies about eating disorders that almost stopped my recovery.“Recovery…
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Mythbusters: The eating disorder edition.

Mythbusters – The eating disorder edition. (Proud2Bme) No one deserves to feel alone, worthless, or hopeless. Life is too short to spend it being hateful to the beautiful, unique body you were given. Related Posts:16 damaging myths about depression.My daughter’s struggle taught me about eating disorders.17 harmful myths about anxiety.5 ways to stay body-positive in…
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If you quit dieting, will your worst fear come true?

If you quit dieting, will your worst fear come true? (Huffington Post) Even when I saw, very clearly, that dieting was keeping me in a never-ending cycle of restricting and binge eating, it was still very scary to give up. There’s so much safety in following a plan, and so much hope that this time…
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Restricting calories can make you crazy (no, really).

Restricting calories can make you crazy (no, really). (Huffington Post) You know how as soon as you restrict your calories, all you want to do is eat a whole tray of warm chocolate chip cookies? It’s not just you. I want to share a research study that shows the frightening… Related Posts:People who make things…
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Diet and activity trackers: Misused tools.

Diet and activity trackers: The next generation of misused tools. (Am I Hungry?) Fitness bands, calorie counting apps, body composition monitors, and other gadgets have brought the old diet diary, bathroom scale, and pedometer into the digital age. But are they really an improvement? Related Posts:5 reasons your diet does not work.Striving for the perfect diet…
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‘Fitspiration’ exercise obsession.

The problem with ‘fitspiration’ and our over obsession with exercise. (Thought Catalog) “Fitspiration,” or fitness inspiration, constantly clogs up social media. Although the “fitspiration” is a good way to promote healthy living, it is hurting more than it is helping young women’s self esteem. Related Posts:Diet obsession: How to break free.Thigh gap: New body obsession?OCD:…
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Older people and eating disorders.

Older people and eating disorders: Not ‘just a teenager’s problem’. (Medical News Today) While eating disorders are often considered to be a “teenager’s problem,” older people can also be affected by these diseases. Not only are they susceptible to eating disorders, but there are a number of unique problems that are experienced by this social group.…
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Might your college student have an eating disorder?

Might your college student have an eating disorder? How to tell, what to do. (Huffington Post) A pattern we eating disorder therapists see (often too late to be of much help) is calls from parents in late December, reporting they felt something wasn’t right at Thanksgiving but weren’t sure whether they should say anything. Related…
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Hypergymnasia: The eating disorder that is not.

Hypergymnasia: The eating disorder that isn’t. (Eating Disorder Hope) Not that I would have admitted it then, even while down on the cold floor of the gym surrounded by strangers who looked both concerned and horrified after I had collapsed yet again during an intense workout, but I was a living textbook example of hypergymnasia,…
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5 reasons your diet does not work.

Stop blaming yourself! 5 reasons why your diet doesn’t work. (Am I Hungry?) I am increasingly disheartened for those who are unknowingly misguided into a life of repeated, humiliating attempts to lose weight, then take on the shame of “their failure.” What I want you to know is… Related Posts:10 reasons to stop dieting now.Diet…
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Juicerexia: When juicing becomes an eating disorder.

Juicerexia: When juicing becomes an eating disorder. (Eating Disorders Online) “Addicted to the rapid weight loss, some woman are taking this new diet craze to dangerous extremes,” said Dr. Oz. “Women who do these juice cleanses can, and do, die from heart problems.” Related Posts:Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.Artist explores the many facets of…
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“Recovery bangs” in an eating disorder?

What are “recovery bangs” in an eating disorder? (Psychology Today) Fragile, dry hair; weakened, brittle fingernails; and dull, dry skin are signs of general malnutrition, particularly when calories, protein and zinc are low. No surprise then that hair loss (and bad fingernails and skin) is common in anorexia nervosa. Related Posts:Binge eating disorder and recovery.The gift…
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9 eating disorders myths busted.

9 eating disorders myths busted. (NIMH) Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D.,  a NIMH grantee  at the University of North Carolina, debunked nine myths about eating disorders at the at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress  Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD. Among her key messages: Related Posts:6 eating disorder myths debunked.11 myths about eating disorders to disregard.Freshman 15 facts & myths, explained.Psychotherapy:…
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Telling someone you have an eating disorder.

Question of the week: Telling someone you have an eating disorder. (Eating Disorders Online) When you are ready to tell someone about your eating disorder, make sure the person you tell is someone who you trust and feel completely comfortable with. If you do not feel okay opening up to your family, consider telling a…
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The deadly side of eating disorders.

A body to die for: The deadly side of eating disorders. (Eating Disorders Online) According to a study from the Archives of General Psychology, anorexia nervosa is the most lethal mental disorder of all, increasing risk of death six-fold as compared to healthy individuals. Related Posts:Treating the side effects of anorexia.Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.I think…
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Telling parents you have an eating disorder.

Telling your parents you have an eating disorder. (Eating Disorders Online) On the one hand, they represent the best resource to get help and they can offer the most powerful support. On the other hand, an eating disorder is embarrassing – it feels like the furthest thing from making your parents proud. Related Posts:Telling someone…
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Key events can trigger eating disorders.

Family life study reveals key events that can trigger eating disorders. (ScienceDaily) Eating disorders can be triggered by lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault, according to new research. Even changing school or moving home can prove too much for some young people and lead to conditions…
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