When it comes to eating disorders, it’s important to know who is most at risk for struggling with one. There’s a wide variety of things that can increase the chances that someone develops an eating disorder. What if gender identity was one of these factors? Before we get there, let’s talk a little about what [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Carolina House Eating nothing for days on end may sound counterintuitive, but many people do just that in the name of better health. Known as intermittent fasting, this approach to eating has its advocates and detractors, with some asking whether this method can lead to unhealthy eating behaviors or the development of an [...] Read More
Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place Many people who develop anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other eating disorders also have a history of trauma. When these individuals seek professional help, selecting a facility whose approach to treatment incorporates trauma-informed care can be a vital step on their path to improved health. The Relationship Between [...] Read More
Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place You may think that only women worry about the way they look. But men have these concerns too, and this can seriously affect their relationships with their bodies. One of the major culprits is social media. “I think there’s this huge expectation to look and act a certain [...] Read More
Compulsive exercise (aka abusive exercise) is common in people with eating disorders. This behavior can be difficult to treat, but eating disorder treatment professionals have been developing ways to help people have a healthier relationship with exercise. What Is Compulsive Exercise? Compulsive exercise is when someone obsessively participates in physical activity. Other signs of abusive [...] Read More
Those suffering from Anorexia Nervosa (AN) experience significant declines in physical and psychological health . Poor set-shifting ability has been associated with illness severity, increased severity of eating disorder rituals and longer duration of illness . Many individuals suffering from AN present with reductions in social interactions often leading to isolation and loss of relationships [...] Read More
Emotional eating can cause a lot of distress. For people who don’t have access to mental healthcare, virtual coaching may be a promising solution for adults. Using Virtual Coaching to Treat Emotional Eating Emotional eating can negatively impact emotional and physical health. Even though this behavior alone doesn’t mean someone has an eating disorder, they [...] Read More
Individuals in marginalized groups have an increased likelihood of mental health diagnoses, including eating disorders. For the LGBTQ+ community, this is apparent, with an estimated 40 to 70% of LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime . Individuals that identify as LGBTQ+ experiencing unique stressors that likely contribute to these numbers and these [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson The COVID-19 pandemic was a form of trauma for people around the world. With so much death, uncertainty and stress, a major spike in mental health condition symptoms, including those of eating disorders, occurred. Calls to the National Eating Disorders Association were up 70%-80% during the pandemic’s peak . Although we’re entering a [...] Read More
Screening can help figure out who needs treatment for disordered eating. This is important since the number of adolescent athletes who are struggling with eating disorders is continuing to increase . Researchers have been looking into what screening tools are effective for this population. High School Athletes & Eating Disorders Athletes are one group of [...] Read More
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