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.

Anorexia and Osteoporosis Concerns

Woman sitting on stump thinking of Five Tips for Positive Body Image Osteoporosis has long been one of the most severe and frightening effects of anorexia, but there may be hope on the horizon. In a 2019 article in the Journal of Eating Disorders, Drs. Pratibha Anand and Philip Mehler report on the “only published case of a complete return to normal bone density following many years [...]
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Binge Eating and Menstrual Disorders

Woman battling self-harm We’ve all heard the long-running and, frankly, tired jokes about women and PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome). These jokes are often used to shrug off an assertive, emotional, or a direct woman’s opinions with the invalidating message that “they’re just PMS-ing.” As insulting as this is, there is truth to the fact that the menstrual cycle causes [...]
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Drunkorexia and Young Men Drinking While Underfed: Important Considerations for College Students

College student struggling with Eating Disorder The college years can be some of the most enjoyable and care-free. For many young men, this is a time of discovering adult freedoms, making new friends, and enjoying relationships without the responsibilities of long-term careers and family. These same factors also create vulnerabilities when you combine a focus on appearance, social drinking, and sexuality [...]
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Evidence-Based Treatment for Treating Binge Eating Disorder

Woman by the river thinking about Eating Disorders in Transgender Women 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 [1]: Eating large amounts of food in one sitting A sense of loss of control while bingeing Feelings of shame and [...]
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The Rise of ARFID

African American child with ARFID 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 [...]
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