How Eating Disorders Can Damage the Heart

Heart Conditions Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place There’s an old saying that advises people to listen to their heart, and that adage couldn’t be more relevant for people who have eating disorders. These devastating conditions can wreak havoc on the body, and one part that truly feels that impact is the heart. Years of research links eating disorders [...]
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Can Anorexia Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes Anorexia is a mental health condition that can have a significant medical impact. Anorexia can lead to several physical conditions. What is Anorexia? Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. In order to avoid this, people with anorexia severely limit how much food they eat. While [...]
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Can Depression Lead to an Eating Disorder?

Man going through Depression Eating disorders are a mental health condition. Eating disorders can be difficult to recover from, especially if someone experiences another mental health condition at the same time. Some people deal with depression and an eating disorder. These conditions can feed into each other and are often linked. What is Depression? Depression is a mental illness [...]
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ADHD and Eating Disorders

Brain and ADHD Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center When someone is suffering from a mental health disorder, it is not uncommon for them to experience symptoms of one or more co-occurring disorders. However, two types of disorders that are not frequently discussed as occurring together are attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and eating disorders. Yet, there are theories [...]
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Does Anorexia Cause Acne?

Acne Caused by Anorexia There is no limitation to the havoc that eating disorder behaviors can cause. Individuals struggling with these disorders unfortunately find their minds, emotion-states, interpersonal dynamics, and physical bodies ravaged by the impact. The eating disordered body becomes a frightening wasteland, stripped of all nourishment, its systems incapable of performing their necessary duties. One of these [...]
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Can Anorexia Cause Anemia?

Anemia Diagnoses Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by extreme restriction of nutritional intake. No bodily system can function as intended without the vitamins and nutrients that proper food and hydration provide. As such, the impact restriction has on the physical body, and the long-term consequences if left untreated, are severe. Anorexia and the Cardiovascular System [...]
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