ARFID in Teens and Children

Girl struggling with perfection traits and has a High Suicide Risk who needs Early Intervention 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 [...]
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Ballet & Recovering From Anorexia Nervosa

Ballet dancer 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, [...]
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Binge Eating Disorder & Type 2 Diabetes Considerations

Brain Reward Response on Anorexia 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. [1] A recent study by Papelbaum and colleagues published in September of 2019 [...]
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Building Resiliency to Improve the Recovery Skills of Daughters Who Have Eating Disorders

Girl with sun in her eyes 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 [...]
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Preventing Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Behaviors in Athletes

Female Athletes and Anorexia in swimmers 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 [...]
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Why Early Intervention in Eating Disorders is Important

Couple walking while discussing his Eating Disorder Struggle 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 [...]
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