The fashion industry is notorious for the perpetuation of unrealistic beauty standards. Discussion of this often revolves around how these standards impact the average citizen. However, this weight stigma also impacts those employed by this industry, particularly the models that are expected to be the walking examples of these standards. The Effect of Weight Stigma [...] Read More
Art has been used to formally treat mental health since the early 1940s but has been used by humans as a way to process and express for centuries. Incorporating art into eating disorder recovery is extremely beneficial, as it can work past resistance and other barriers. Where do Eating Disorders Stem From? Having an eating [...] Read More
Of the impact of COVID-19, Deputy-Secretary-General of the UN Amina J. Mohammed has stated, “we are facing a human crisis unlike any we have experienced…(our) social fabric and cohesion is under stress .” This continues to be true, as the devastating impacts of COVID-19 rage through the population and quarantine measures once again go into [...] Read More
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a relatively new (yet very serious) eating disorder that predominantly affects children. If left untreated, ARFID can have long-term, devastating impacts on a person’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. The good news is, there are numerous treatment methods available today to successfully treat ARFID. What is Avoidant/Restrictive Food [...] Read More
Weight stigma is rampant in American culture. Weight stigma refers to the bias and stereotyping based on a person’s weight . Within American society, thin bodies are upheld to be the most attractive body type. Every individual is bombarded with numerous messages in the media about weight and body shape. Impact of Weight Stigma on [...] Read More
A recent study conducted on more than 250 adolescent females reveals stunted growth may be one of the long-term side effects of anorexia nervosa (AN) . Published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the study also sheds light on how height concerns may point to more severe health complications for individuals [...] Read More
For years, doctors and therapists blamed the development of anorexia nervosa on environmental factors like overbearing parents or controlling mothers. Thanks to numerous studies on the genetics behind eating disorders, it is now evident that parents do not cause their children to develop eating disorders (at least not in the way everyone thought). Instead, eating [...] Read More
Elton John is a music legend and icon known for so much, including, but not at all limited to, his talent, timelessness, advocacy, and charity work. While he has undoubtedly had many impactful life experiences and encounters in his illustrious career and lifetime, Elton John reports that three simple words changed his life – “I [...] Read More
There are a great deal of unique factors involved in the treatment of adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and other restrictive eating disorders. Individuals that struggle with these disorders restrict their nutrients by severely limiting the food and fluids they take in. For adolescents, this can cause great harm, as they are experiencing formative mental and [...] Read More
Eating disorders are complex conditions because they are medical and mental health issues. Their complexity makes them more complicated to treat. Finding effective treatment methods for these complex conditions is extra complicated because researchers are not entirely sure what causes disordered eating . It is hard to create effective treatment methods when professionals are not [...] Read More
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