“Boys don’t struggle with the same body image pressure that girls do.” Let’s dispel this myth right off the bat because teenage boys and body image issues are serious problems as well. To assume that an entire sex is not impacted by societal pressures to appear a specific way, particularly during the vulnerable years of adolescence, [...] Read More
What is the Connection? There are many ways in which trauma can interact with eating disorder symptoms. Trauma-Focused CBT treatments are able to help treat both the trauma and the eating disorder. As with many issues in mental health and eating disorders, there is a constant “chicken-or-the-egg” debate on which causes which. And, as these [...] Read More
We all know that being a teenager is hard. Body image and adolescent girls do not mix well during this period of growth. Your body and mind are changing faster than you can keep up and so is everything around you, with friends experiencing the same changes, school becoming harder, the stakes of achievement getting [...] Read More
Athletes are particularly vulnerable to developing an eating disorder. While participating in athletics can be a great way to build self-esteem and promote positive well-being, the immense pressure to compete and to win along with other risk factors can create an environment conducive to developing an eating disorder. It is important to help coaches identify [...] Read More
Struggling with an eating disorder can seem like a miserable life sentence. But effective eating disorder treatment can lead to long term eating disorder recovery. As the founder of Eating Disorder Hope, I daily hear from people who have recovered from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. I also hear from just as many who [...] Read More
Contributor: Tanya Brown, MA, NFPt-CPT – Aftercare Specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center A hallmark of many eating disorders is the categorical elimination of food groups and the increase in movement or exercise. Those with anorexia frequently ban caloric and carbohydrate-intensive foods, while others with orthorexia adhere to an embargo on foods that aren’t [...] Read More
Fairhaven Treatment Center has the opportunity to treat clients from all parts of the country. After residential treatment is no longer indicated, clients benefit from gaining independence with meal planning, going grocery shopping, and all the other tasks that support a complete recovery. This is where transitional living helps in continuing recovery. Fairhaven provides this [...] Read More
Eating disorders are complex illnesses and affect a variety of people. Risk factors for eating disorders involve a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. But, what role does self-image and eating disorders play with each other? The interaction of these factors tends to look different for different people. For example, two people with the [...] Read More
The emotional pain of watching your spouse struggle with Bulimia Nervosa (BN) can be awful. Even more painful is watching your spouse relapse into bulimia habits. Feel Your Feelings There is no need to sugarcoat it – having a spouse fight BN can be frustrating, for you and them. It is natural for feelings of frustration, [...] Read More
The topic of boys and bulimia and disordered eating in general isn’t talked about enough, even in the eating disorder realm. These disorders will impact at least 10 million men in their lives. Yet, research is rarely focused on this population . This is especially unfortunate for boys and male adolescents, as there are certain [...] Read More
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