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Having a Relationship While In Eating Disorder Recovery

November 17, 2017

Eating disorders can have a fundamental impact on relationships.   It can be destructive, harmful, lashing out and limiting.  All relationships require energy, time, commitment, and a give and take approach.  In those with eating disorders, energy levels are already low, and focus […]

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Eating Disorder Healing Through Equine Therapy

November 16, 2017

Contributor: Kristen Zollars, Program Director of Equine Services for Remuda Ranch at The Meadows “A horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care. Put your hand on your horse and your heart in your […]

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Returning From Treatment but Not Feeling Better

November 16, 2017

Many times individuals and families will see residential treatment as a way to ‘fix’ the eating disorder. It brings forth the question of why most individuals do not feel better when they are discharged from treatment. Higher level care is […]

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What to Do When the Mirror Lies

November 15, 2017

Body Dysmorphic Disorder or BDD is a disorder that develops from poor self-esteem, distorted body image, and a slowly developing obsession with one or more aspects of the body that the person feels is flawed or distorted in some way. […]

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How to Reverse Dental Damage Caused by Bulimia Nervosa

November 15, 2017

There are various side effects that occur when a person is struggling with bulimia nervosa. One of these is dental damage and enamel erosion. When an individual is binging and purging, the acidity from the bile that comes up affects […]

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Statistics on Self-Harm in Individuals with Bulimia Nervosa

November 13, 2017

In westernized societies, self-harm is on the rise. Untreated mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar, and eating disorders can lead to unhealthy coping skills and a need for emotional release. In the United States, in one year, 1 in […]

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Preparing for Your First Week, Anorexia Inpatient Treatment

November 12, 2017

Inpatient can be a scary experience if going for the first time for anorexia nervosa treatment. Within the first week, it will take some time to adjust to a new routine, meetings, and group setting. Often within the first week, […]

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Bipolar Disorder & Bulimia: Is the Medication Right for Me?

November 11, 2017

Of those who struggle with bipolar disorder, 14% also have a co-occurring eating disorder [1]. Bipolar disorder alone can be challenging to manage, and it can require daily monitoring of symptoms and behaviors. When coupled with bulimia nervosa (BN), it […]

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Recognizing Eating Disorders in Veterans with PTSD

November 10, 2017

Eating disorders are serious diseases that affect both body and mind. An eating disorder can be anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder. Regardless of the eating disorder individuals will often feel shame, guilt, embarrassment about their disorder and […]

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How Often do Eating Disorders & Addiction Co-Occur in Teens?

November 9, 2017

Eating disorders and addictions tend to be commonly associated. In addition to addictive behaviors, compulsive eating patterns have been associated with high-risk substance abuse [1]. Some sufferers turn to alcohol and substances to manage and cope with overwhelming thoughts and […]

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