Contributor: Lauren Seicke, LGPC, at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt As children and adolescents begin a new school year, it is normal to feel the “back-to-school jitters.” And this year, the normal anxiety that accompanies the beginning of a new season may be exacerbated by the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. For [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Carolina House Diet culture is harmful to people of all weights and sizes, encouraging views that being skinny is ideal and that fat is bad. This thinking contributes to mental health concerns and eating disorder behaviors, especially for easily influenced groups like teenagers. The History of Diet Culture Diet culture traces back to [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center For many students, back-to-school season is a time of hope, excitement, and optimism. For others, though, returning to the classroom is a stressful experience that can put their mental and physical health at risk. For high school and college students who are at risk for eating disorders, or [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on everyone’s mental health, presenting times of increased stress, fear, and anxiety. For those who have an eating disorder, the effect of the pandemic may be even greater, making it challenging to remain in recovery. The Pandemic’s Effect on Mental Health The [...] Read More
Muscle dysphoria can impact anyone. However, certain populations are more likely to struggle with muscle dysphoria than others. What if transgender and gender non-binary people are one of those groups? What’s Muscle Dysphoria? Muscle dysphoria is when someone believes their body is too small, particularly their muscles . People with muscle dysphoria are struggling with [...] Read More
Body image is the way someone feels about their body shape or size. Negative body image is common in people with eating disorders. Researchers are looking into what contributes to negative body image. Body Image & Eating Disorders People with eating disorders tend to have negative body image. This means they don’t like the way [...] Read More
PMS is a common disorder that can have a physical and emotional impact. For some menstruating people, PMS can be so severe that it gets in the way of someone’s ability to function. We’ve all seen and heard the stereotypes of a woman binging before her menstrual period. What if binge eating was making PMS [...] Read More
Seeking eating disorder treatment can be overwhelming. This task can sometimes intimidate or overwhelm people and get in the way of getting treatment. Here’s five tips to make finding eating disorder treatment in Dallas easier. Advocate for Yourself If you think you have an eating disorder, then it’s important that you get help. Unfortunately, if [...] Read More
College life is busy. Balancing academics with social events, sports, hobbies, and student jobs is a lot. Even though it’s fun (especially in a fun city like Dallas!), juggling all these responsibilities can make it difficult to integrate eating disorder treatment into their schedule. It’s not impossible and it’s actually really important. Here’s some tips [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place Shame is one key risk factor for body image concerns and eating disorder symptoms. When someone experiences shame, they may feel inadequate and fear that others think of them negatively. While everyone feels shame at times, difficulty shifting thinking away from shame and negative thoughts about the body can contribute to [...] Read More
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