Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Anorexia nervosa, which is commonly referred to simply as anorexia, is a complex eating disorder that is characterized by extremely limited food intake, intense fear of gaining weight, distorted body image, and dangerously low body weight. Untreated anorexia can have a devastating impact on a person’s physical and [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center For many students, back-to-school season is a time of hope, excitement, and optimism. For others, though, returning to the classroom is a stressful experience that can put their mental and physical health at risk. For high school and college students who are at risk for eating disorders, or [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Pregnancy causes a whirlwind of emotions and change. While that can be exciting, it can also make a woman feel like she no longer has control of her own body, and that can open the door for body dissatisfaction and unhealthy eating behaviors. Eating disorders such as anorexia [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson Eating disorders and other mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders, commonly occur together. When another mental health disorder exists at the same time as an eating disorder, they’re referred to as co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders can worsen the symptoms of eating disorders and vice versa, making [...] Read More
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses. Finding the most effective treatment options is really important. Telemedicine (aka Telehealth) became more popular at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But is this approach effective for treating eating disorders? Keep reading to find out. Benefits of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 health crisis, many mental health treatment programs [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Adolescent girls are at a crucial stage in their development, and this stage in their lives should allow them to experience positive change. But cultural messages about what their bodies should look like can create troubling body image concerns, and this can be detrimental to their overall well-being. [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place Talking about diet and weight has become so normalized that it is often a part of everyday conversation. But what adults don’t always realize is that this kind of talk can have a detrimental impact on the way children think about their bodies. Children and Body Image Worries about weight are [...] Read More
Eating disorders are difficult mental health illnesses to treat. Given how dangerous eating disorders can be, it’s important for healthcare professionals to use the safest and most effective methods. This is why there’s a huge need for credential standards for eating disorder clinicians! Why Are Credential Standards Important for Eating Disorder Clinicians? Credential standards for [...] Read More
American culture is obsessed with diets and thin bodies. We’re all taught in some way or another that there are certain foods that are unhealthy and vice versa. Whether you heard it from your doctor, in health class at school, or from your parents—we’re all given this message. For this reason, it might be weird [...] Read More
Contributed by: Lindner Center of HOPE Circadian system (CS) refers to a complex biological system that regulates our sleep–wake cycle. The term is derived from Latin, and means “around” (circa) the “day” ( diēm), or “around the clock”. The CS has a rhythm that repeats roughly every 24 hours and is a phenomenon observed widely in nature, from [...] Read More
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