Contributed by: Elizabeth Mariutto, PsyD, CEDS at Lindner Center of HOPE Americans are pummeled with the importance of fighting obesity. Individuals that are in larger bodies are pressured by our society, including the medical community, to lose weight to improve their health. However, data indicates that weight loss is notoriously ineffective, with 95% of those [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place Suicide is most often connected with depression, but the truth is that eating disorders can also increase a person’s chances of dying by suicide. Researchers surveyed more than 36,000 U.S. adults to better understand the link between eating disorders and suicide. Compared with respondents who did not have an eating disorder [...] Read More
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness . It’s helpful to understand when an eating disorder is most likely to develop because it’s an important risk factor to be aware of. This post will go over when someone is most likely to develop an eating [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The holidays are a time of love and togetherness, when family near and far gather around a table to celebrate what they’re thankful for and reunite with those whose company they value the most. All of that is an idealized version of the holiday season, one we know [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place When Thanksgiving rolls around, complaints about holiday weight gain are often just as common as discussions about what people are thankful for. Hearing these conversations can be tough, especially if you’re struggling with body image concerns or an eating disorder. But thinking about how you might handle these situations ahead of [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Eating disorders can affect people of all ages, genders, and body types. According to one report, 28.8 million Americans, or 9% of the U.S. population, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime . Luckily, there are many effective options when it comes to eating disorder treatment, ranging [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center With apologies to candy at Halloween and Easter, there’s no holiday we tend to associate more with food — sweet, savory, and everything in between — as its defining characteristic than Thanksgiving. Drop in on any random Thanksgiving dinner, and you’re likely to find some combination of turkey, [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center The question has been popped, you (or your significant other) said yes, and planning the big day itself is all that’s on your mind. No pressure, right? We’re just talking about a celebration everyone says will be the most memorable day of your life. From finding your venue [...] Read More
Recent statistics show that binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder . Binge eating disorder (BED) is more complex than just overeating from time to time. While overeating is certainly part of this disorder, there’s more that goes into it. If it’s left untreated, it can even be life threatening. What is Binge [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Anorexia nervosa, which is commonly referred to simply as anorexia, is a complex eating disorder that is characterized by extremely limited food intake, intense fear of gaining weight, distorted body image, and dangerously low body weight. Untreated anorexia can have a devastating impact on a person’s physical and [...] Read More
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