Author Archives: Chandler

Binge Eating and Emotion-Focused Therapy

Girl looking at mountain with View Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most commonly occurring eating disorder in the United States and sadly the most under recognized [1]. Individuals suffering from BED can often feel alone, wondering what is wrong with them and why they cannot stop the constant cycle of binge eating. Due to feeling their behaviors are wrong or [...]
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Eating Disorders & Body Dysmorphic Disorder Often Related

Nature Barley Field in Sun Light People struggling with an eating disorder or body dysmorphic disorder may be struggling with negative body image. For people with eating disorders, body image concerns tend to center around becoming fat. People with body dysmorphic disorder may be preoccupied with anything they believe is flawed about their body [1]. However, people with eating disorders are [...]
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Eating Disorder Relapse During Pregnancy

Heart shaped hands Pregnancy takes a lot of physical, mental, and emotional energy. This is a vulnerable time not only for babies, but for pregnant people as well. For people with eating disorders, the physical and mental stressors that come from pregnancy can trigger a relapse. Risks of Relapse During Pregnancy Eating disorder behaviors can be harmful for [...]
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Disordered Eating Linked to Restrictive Diets

Flowers and Sunrise Americans are obsessed with thin bodies. Thin bodies are often viewed as the most attractive and healthiest. This belief leads many people to go on diets to try to lose weight. An added layer to the pressure to be thin is that what someone eats and what they look like is frequently believed to reflect [...]
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Depression & Perfectionism Often Go Hand in Hand

Heart Hands Perfectionism is often associated with achievement and success. But, individuals with this trait may suffer from mental and physical health issues [1]. People with perfectionist tendencies are more likely to experience depression or suicidal thoughts [1]. What is perfectionism? Perfectionism is basically when someone has extremely high standards and they are also overly critical [1]. [...]
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Postpartum Depression & Binge Eating Disorder

Heart with Kids Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common problem that people may experience after giving birth. In fact, 1 in 9 women experience this condition after pregnancy [1]. Even though anyone can develop PPD, people who have a history of binge eating disorder (BED) are more at risk for experiencing PPD [2]. What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum [...]
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Postpartum Depression & Bulimia

Mom holding newborn hand Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common problem that people may experience after giving birth. In fact, 1 in 9 women experience this condition after pregnancy [1]. Even though anyone can develop PPD, people who have a history of bulimia are more at risk for experiencing PPD [2]. What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum refers to the [...]
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Anorexia & Stunted Growth Concerns

Group of Young Adults Anorexia Can Impact Physical Growth It is widely acknowledged in the medical field that anorexia can cause serious physical effects and can even be fatal. Recent research shows that anorexia can also stunt the physical growth in young people [1]. What Is Anorexia & How This Eating Disorder Impacts the Body Anorexia nervosa is an [...]
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Importance of Sitting with Uncomfortable Feelings in Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman Thinking Many of the vices that can become dangerous mental illnesses involve avoidance of uncomfortable emotions. It is because of this that mental health diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, commonly co-occur with eating disorder diagnoses. This is also the reason that learning to tolerate and accept uncomfortable emotions is key to eating disorder recovery. [...]
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