Why the LGBTQ Community Faces a Higher Rate of Body Dissatisfaction

Woman sitting in desert struggling with Bulimia Nervosa Contributor: Staff at Carolina House We’ve all stood in front of the mirror and worried about whether some part of ourselves could look better. But while body image concerns can affect anyone, the LGBTQ community is uniquely impacted by feelings of body dissatisfaction that can stem from countless influences. Body Image in the LGBTQ Community [...]
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Eating Disorders and Addiction Are a Common — and Dangerous — Combination

model Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson On their own, addiction and eating disorders can cause serious emotional, social, and physical problems. Nearly 20 million Americans age 12 and older battled a substance use disorder in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) [1]. Eating disorders, meanwhile, will affect 9% of the [...]
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Healthcare Workers Face a Higher Risk of Disordered Eating During the Pandemic

Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place It’s no secret that healthcare workers have some of the most important occupations. But with that responsibility comes immense pressure, long hours, and stress. These high levels of stress are associated with worsening anxiety and depression, with nearly 400 physicians dying by suicide each year. That’s double [...]
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As You Say Goodbye to 2020, Do the Same to Dieting Resolutions

woman Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center As the holidays arrive and the new year looms on the horizon, there’s a common question that rings out in conversations around the world. And a common answer is “dieting resolutions.” “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” Some people certainly have very specific goals in mind, but these [...]
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An Introduction to Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

India woman with her family Contributed By: Dr. Elizabeth Mariutto, PsyD, CEDS and Clinical Director of Eating Disorder Services of Lindner Center of HOPE Puberty is a risk factor for eating disorders, especially among girls (Klump, 2013) and anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental health diagnosis (Arcelus et al., 2011). As many parents start to see [...]
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Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Study Findings

College student study abroad Most people with eating disorders (ED) benefit from outpatient treatment, but a portion of ED patients need a higher level of care. Inpatient treatment is the suggested form of care for individuals with long-lasting illness, more severe ED cases, or when other treatment options have been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, very little research on the effectiveness of [...]
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Body Image Matrix of Thinness and Muscularity – Female Bodies (BIMTM-FB)

Over the past several years, the cultural ideal of female physical attractiveness has shifted away from an extremely thin body ideal towards a more muscular, ultra-fit body ideal [1]. But despite evidence that women desire to be athletic, muscular, and toned (not just thin), no effective body image test has yet been developed to assess [...]
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Can You Really Define Successful Eating Disorder Recovery?

Young Asian Woman Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Eating disorder recovery is often described as a journey or process, but at what point does a woman cross over to successful eating disorder recovery? A woman struggling with an eating disorder may have reached a healthy weight and started menstruating again, but she may still find [...]
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