As an Eating Disorder therapist, I always tell my patients that I do not believe in diets and that intuitive eating is more healthy. There is no diet that I feel you should be abiding by unless you have a medical condition or an allergy of some sort. The reason why I do not believe [...] Read More
Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) is was not officially recognized by the psychological community until added to the 5th version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 2013 (DSM-V). BED is distinguished by recurring behaviors of : Eating large amounts of food in one sitting A sense of loss of control while bingeing Feelings of shame and [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Valentine’s Day can be a tough time of year for anyone, especially if you are single, recently went through a divorce, or lost a loved one. But the holiday can cause a lot of pressure to be on the receiving end of someone’s love and affection — [...] Read More
Hello there, everyone. There is an unacceptable and disastrous trend when it comes to eating disorders in the LGBTQ+ community. This affects the community both by suffering from a multitude of hardships that drive individuals towards eating disorders and by being barred from the treatment that would save them. This is a real and life-threating [...] Read More
Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States.  However, BED is also the eating disorder least likely to have higher levels of care, such as residential treatment, covered by insurance. This gap in coverage often leaves individuals who have BED feeling like they do not have the resources [...] Read More
Christian Content Track For Christians, the power of the Christmas story is that hope lies with a baby born in a farmhouse to a young woman 2,000 years ago. Charles Wesley, in his well-known Christmas hymn, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, bids us to join the angels as they proclaim Jesus’ incarnation: Christ by highest heav’n [...] Read More
You may have heard of the acronym, ARFID, but not know what it stands for. It is a lesser-known type of Eating Disorder, and it stands for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. This disorder, by the name, is often thought of as a form of “picky-eating,” but it actually is much more complex than this. According [...] Read More
Our culture is constantly chasing the concept of instant gratification. In fact, this is one of the factors that make an individual vulnerable to developing disordered eating patterns as a “quick fix” to achieve a certain appearance or resolve personal or mental health challenges. But, eating disorder recovery is not a “quick fix”. It is this [...] Read More
Many of us know the main eating disorder diagnoses – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. However, beyond these, there are many disordered eating behaviors and potential diagnoses such as Night Eating Syndrome (NES) that are described under the “Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder” category of the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Given the physical, psychological, and social transformations that are characteristic of adolescence, it is not uncommon for a teen to experience temporary challenges related to healthy or appropriate emotion regulation strategies. For teenage girls who have developed anorexia nervosa or a depressive disorder, the likelihood that they [...] Read More
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