Eating Disorder Risk and Sexual Minorities

Heart shaped hands The list of overwhelming daily life challenges facing sexual minorities in our culture continues to be unacceptably long. Unfortunately, being at a higher risk for developing disordered eating beliefs and behaviors is on this list. A recent study found more evidence to support that. However, research has shown for some time that individuals in the [...]
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Renfrew Professional Webinar: #MeToo – Supporting College Students with Eating Disorders in a Culture of Sexual Assault

Details: Presented by Lori Ciotti, LICSW Regional Assistant Vice President, The Renfrew Centers. This webinar will approach the challenges faced by this population by concentrating on how the epidemic of sexual assault on campuses adds another layer to the multi-faceted causes for body image disturbances and use of disordered behaviors. Discussion will highlight how the [...]
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Women and Sexual Addiction

Stefanie Carnes, Ph.D., CSAT-S is the President of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, a training institute and professional organization for addiction professionals, and a senior fellow for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare where she works with sexually addicted clients and their [...]
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Healing from Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders

Woman upset with her dental issues during eating disorder Contributor: By Rachael Clauson, MAAT, Eating Disorder Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Healing from an eating disorder is a complex journey that is rarely linear and predictable. Overcoming an eating disorder involves the healing of the mind, body, and spirit. And for someone who has experienced sexual trauma, healing adds another layer of complexity in [...]
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Sexual Abuse and Body Image

Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Sadly, sexual abuse and trauma is a reality that many individuals face and struggle with in their lifetime. According to the American Psychological Association, sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats against, or taking advantage of [...]
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Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse Any form of sexual abuse is a serious infringement and violation of a person’s body, mind, and spirit. Sexual violations can severely disrupt a person’s being and ability to function, as this can create both short and long term effects for the victim who has suffered the [...]
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Gay Sexual Orientation and Males: Is There an Increased Risk for Eating Disorders?

Contributor: Brad Kennington, LMFT, LPC is a therapist in private practice in Austin, Texas. Randall Lopez is currently a graduate student in the Master of Arts Counseling Program at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas Eating disorders do not discriminate. Males develop body image and eating issues, too. Research shows that 25% of those struggling [...]
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