Motherhood is a huge adjustment, and just like in eating disorder recovery, it requires a shift in identity — moving towards a larger and more dimensional sense of self. For all mothers, especially those new mothers who are dealing with pregnancy and eating disorder recovery, maintaining a healthy body image can be challenging. Here are [...] Read More
Contributed by Staff at McCallum Place Prevalence of Eating Disorders Among Transgender People An extensive survey published in the Journal of Adolescent Health sampled nearly 300,000 U.S. college students about their self-reported eating disorder diagnoses and compensatory behaviors . The researchers found that 15% of the transgender people surveyed reported an eating disorder diagnosis within [...] Read More
Gender impacts a great deal of how we all experience life. The thoughts and beliefs we have and the choices we make can all be impacted by how we view ourselves within a society as well as how society views us, and gender plays a (sometimes too) large role in this. This is the reason [...] Read More
The size, weight, and shape of all bodies are different, with no two alike, even if they are both struggling with disordered eating. Even so, research does indicate that there is an association between obesity and binge eating disorder (BED). The Term “Obesity” Obesity is a controversial term these days, with many stating that it [...] Read More
Treating Binge Eating Disorder is not a realm where medication-assisted treatment is common. While medication can support co-occurring disorders, less information is known about whether or not medication specifically treats the eating disorder behavior alone. This has recently changed, as research has begun to find certain medications effective in treating Binge Eating Disorder (BED), specifically. [...] Read More
Binge eating disorder (BED) has only recently gained recognition as an official diagnosis in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-V). According to the National Eating Disorder Association, BED is a severe, yet treatable eating disorder characterized by: recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the [...] Read More
Researchers in Rio d Janeiro, Brazil, with the State Institute Diabetes and Endocrinology, are recommending routine screening for eating disorder symptoms in the care of people with type 2 diabetes. This recommendation comes after the researchers, led by Marcelo Papelbaum, MD, Ph.D., examined the impact of glycemic control in a group of patients with type [...] Read More
For those suffering from Bulimia, the disorder takes hold of their minds and daily life in a way that disables them to live fully and with awareness. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a valuable tool for Bulimia recovery. According to Hudson, “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) provides patients with an alternative to attempting to [...] Read More
For someone with binge eating disorder (BED), trying to understand the “why” behind the behaviors can feel elusive and frustrating. Having thoughts such as, “Why do I keep doing this? I feel so stupid. I feel so out of control. What is wrong with me?” after bingeing and subsequently feeling disgusted or depressed is one [...] Read More
Thankfully, in 2020, it is not revolutionary to assert that men can struggle with an eating disorder. Research, treatment, and advocacy efforts have caught onto this fact and are working to make up for lost time in order to more effectively treat this population, notably males and Binge Eating Disorder. Unfortunately, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is [...] Read More
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