Imagine, you are struggling with an eating disorder and know that you need support but are overwhelmed and confused by the numerous types of treatment available. Maybe you don’t have to imagine this at all. But, what if there is a short-term allocation tool to help those in eating disorder treatment. Please know that you are [...] Read More
We all have, within us, the power to combat the challenges that come our way. Even so, doing this is a lot easier with the support of others behind us. In eating disorder recovery, that support comes in many forms. It comes from doctors to therapists to nutritionists to family to friends and others in recovery. Research [...] Read More
As coronavirus (COVID-19) quickly spreads around the world, it is understandable that many of us are experiencing increased anxiety. In times like these, it is helpful to recall the words of the Serenity Prayer often prayed by Alcoholics Anonymous and ask for “serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center The prevalence and presentation of eating disorders are among the many psychological and physical differences between individuals of different genders. Gender-specific eating disorder treatment variations can be seen in how individuals seek treatment, how symptoms impact their functional status, the way individuals respond to treatment, the occurrence [...] Read More
I suppose the first thing I should mention in this blog is that I am not a man. I assert this because I, a cisgender, white female, don’t want to speak for an entire population as if I have been in their shoes. Even so, the point of this blog is to look at what research [...] Read More
Eating Disorders do not discriminate on background, religion, socio-economic status, race, sex, or gender. In fact, although we think about Eating Disorders as primarily a “female disorder,” according to NEDA , “about one in three people struggling with an Eating Disorder is a male.” Unfortunately, they are often fighting Muscular Dysmorphia or a poor body image. [...] Read More
For starters, some of you may not know that Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is an actual disorder. NES falls under the DSM-5 category of “Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)” and is estimated to impact approximately 1.5% of the general population . The diagnosis itself involves individuals having “repeated episodes of eating at night including [...] Read More
Contributed by Staff at McCallum Place Most people don’t think twice about heading out to dinner with friends or going to an event where food might be served. But, for people who are struggling with eating disorders, social situations — particularly those that involve food — can trigger complex emotional responses that can make it [...] Read More
Self-compassion is something many of us are sorely lacking. We will make excuses for others, give them numerous chances, and are more apt to give them the benefit-of-the-doubt. When it comes to ourselves, the same rules do not apply. This lack of self-compassion is impactful in life and, particularly, in eating disorder recovery. Self-Compassion & [...] Read More
Eating disorders are emotionally, medically, and psychologically complex and become even more so with pregnancy and bulimia. Bulimia Nervosa poses risks for fetal development even before conception, increasing the risk of infertility as well as the possibility of “miscarriages, fetal growth problems, perinatal mortality, low or high birth weight, premature birth, and birth defects .” [...] Read More
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