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Cultural Influence on Eating Disorder Behaviors: An Overview

March 29, 2017

When it comes to food, many of us might recognize the types of foods we prefer, the foods we may stay away from, the manner in which we eat and prepare our foods, and even traditions that surround our food […]

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When Amenorrhea Interferes With Reproduction

March 28, 2017

Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, result in many medical, emotional, and psychological consequences. Because these mental illnesses are chronic by nature, there are many effects that can arise in both the short and long […]

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Addressing Weight Concerns With Binge Eating Disorder

March 28, 2017

Contributor: Stephanie Ceranec, Med, LPC, Eating Disorder Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center When it comes to eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia nervosa are often at the forefront of attention, both in the media and in treatment approaches. Yet, binge […]

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How to Help a Loved One with an Eating Disorder Who is Resistant to Treatment

March 27, 2017

Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation The reality of an eating disorder is that often the illness serves the sufferer in some way. These individuals have created an […]

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Social Impairment in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

March 27, 2017

Eating disorders can serve as the perfect storm for social issues, from their isolative nature to all that comes with co-occurring anxiety or depression. Recent findings indicate that biological factors also play a role in the social impairment of those […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Be Used as an Anorexia Treatment?

March 26, 2017

As medical marijuana continues to be legalized in more states nationwide, it is important to examine how this impacts the eating disorder community. Can medical marijuana be an effective treatment for anorexia nervosa? What are the benefits and drawbacks? Benefits […]

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The Power of Refraining From Weight Comments About Children

March 26, 2017

In our culture today, there is tremendous pressure on parents when it comes to the health of their children. The problem with this is that there is often a hyperfocus on weight and body size as a measure of health, […]

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Avoiding Burnout as an Eating Disorder Professional

March 25, 2017

With the increased understanding, attention, research and treatment options surrounding eating disorders, there is perhaps a greater need than ever for specialists and professionals within the field of eating disorders. When it comes to mental health treatment, eating disorders are […]

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Impact of Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers

March 24, 2017

Fashion bloggers are increasingly on the rise, with fashion trends being both modeled and recommended by bloggers across the globe. Research surveys have shown that 64% of social shoppers turn to message boards or blogs for inspiration before making a […]

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Hosting Foster Children With Potential Eating Disorders

March 24, 2017

The foster care program for children is an invaluable way of providing homes for children who may not have a family or home otherwise. Many children are removed from their home and families temporarily for various reasons, including lack of […]

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