Eating Disorders and Mood Disorders What are Moods? Many of us have not given much thought to the question, “what is a mood?” even though we talk about them quite frequently. “I woke up in a great mood.” “She has a moody personality.” “The author created a dark mood in that book.” Canadian Philosopher and [...] Read More
What is ARFID? What is ARFID in teens, and how is it different than anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders? This is a common question. Thankfully, ARFID is being better understood by professionals who treat eating disorders. ARFID in teens, children, adolescents, etc. are more than “picky eaters” as they are sometimes labeled. Before the [...] Read More
Contributor: Dr. Sheila Swearngin, Ph.D., CEDS-S – Program Director at EDCare Eating disorders are serious and complex mental and physical illnesses. If your loved one has an eating disorder and in an effort to help them, you may find yourself in a power struggle to control their eating behaviors, which in turn may strain your [...] Read More
Ballet dancers are at an increased risk of developing eating disorders, in particular, anorexia nervosa (AN). This combination of ballet and anorexia is thought to be due to the highly competitive nature of ballet dancing, particularly amongst elite or professional dancing, as well as the emphasis on physical aesthetic and a light, thin body. [1, [...] Read More
For many of us, college conjures images of walking on the quad, studying over coffee, and exciting social events. We look back at this time fondly, not remembering the emotional confusion that occurred in those formative years. Questions like “What am I doing with my life?” “Who do I want to be?” “Does anyone like me?” [...] Read More
Eating disorders are marked by denial and shame and often create a distrust of others as well as oneself. This makes it challenging to know when it is truly time to enter eating disorder treatment. There are a few tell-tale signs that can indicate the need to consult an eating disorder professional. Is it Time [...] Read More
Binge-eating disorder (BED) and it’s related behaviors have been found to co-occur with some medical conditions, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Researchers have placed heavy emphasis on a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) as being responsible for part of this relationship.  A recent study by Papelbaum and colleagues published in September of 2019 [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Most of us are aware of the impact that family history and environment can have on many mental health conditions. These two aspects of a person’s life can raise or lower their risk of being diagnosed with a mental health condition, such as an eating disorder. It [...] Read More
Contributed by Staff at McCallum Place The world of professional sports can be high-stress and is often accompanied by intense pressure to overperform. Unfortunately, athletes can also feel pressure to meet certain standards related to weight which often leads to disordered eating behaviors in athletes. Certain sports, such as wrestling and boxing, have specific weight [...] Read More
Research on eating disorder treatments indicates that early intervention in eating disorder behaviors (that is, early identification and treatment of an eating disorder) improves the speed of recovery, reduces symptoms to a greater extent, and improves the likelihood of long-term recovery. For example, when adolescents with anorexia nervosa are given family-based treatment within the first [...] Read More
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