Author Archives: Baxter Ekern

About Baxter Ekern

Baxter is the Vice President of Ekern Enterprises, Inc. He is responsible for the operations of Eating Disorder Hope and ensuring that the website is functioning smoothly.

Dude, You Have an Eating Disorder

Man lifting weights while suffering from Compulsive Exercise Yes, males can develop an eating disorder. It may not seem like it, as you rarely hear about it. Males do not seek treatment as often as others. Their behaviors are different. Their language is different. But the negative impact on physical, mental, social, and occupational aspects of life is the same as everyone else. [...]
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Being Here, Now in the Present Moment & Recovering from an Eating Disorder

Woman using yoga therapy Kristen Neff is an important name in the world of psychology. Neff works as an author and associate professor in the Educational Psychology department at the University of Texas in Austin and created the Self-Compassion Scales (SCS), a 26-item assessment that measures the construct of self-compassion. Neff recently discussed the importance of being in the [...]
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Constructive Support for Friends and Family Struggling with Self-Harm

Woman Dealing with Depression and Eating Disorders Self-harming is an often misunderstood behavior. Also referred to as Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), those that struggle with self-harm are often not attempting to engage in suicidal behaviors but are attempting to experience release from distress. With approximately 15% of college students and 17% of adolescents engaging in self-harming behaviors at least once, most people have [...]
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Top 5 ARFID Questions Answered

Child struggling with ARFID Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a lesser-known eating disorder diagnosis that is no less serious than the more commonly-known Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Binge Eating Disorder. Supporting earlier diagnosis and treatment of this disorder can be achieved by increasing awareness and understanding of signs and symptoms. What is Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder? Criteria in [...]
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Pediatric Eating Disorders

Girl laying grass with flowers It is common for eating disorders to begin in the teen years, but research shows that more and more younger teens and children are struggling with disordered eating [1]. Pediatric eating disorders have increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis [2]. This is really concerning because eating disorders can cause serious medical problems [...]
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Long Term & Short Term Consequences of Binge Eating Disorder

Girl lookinb behind her Concerned you or a loved one may have binge eating disorder (BED)? BED is a serious eating disorder that can have both short-term and long-term consequences on a person’s physical and psychological health. What is Binge Eating Disorder? BED is a severe, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by recurring binge eating episodes. What is a [...]
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