Margot Rittenhouse, MS, PLPC, NCC is a therapist who is passionate about providing mental health support to all in need and has worked with clients with substance abuse issues, eating disorders, domestic violence victims, and offenders, and severely mentally ill youth.
As a freelance writer for Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope and a mentor with MentorConnect, Margot is a passionate eating disorder advocate, committed to de-stigmatizing these illnesses while showing support for those struggling through mentoring, writing, and volunteering. Margot has a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.
The advent of social media has had conflicting impacts on our culture and society. While it provides us a greater opportunity for connection and socialization across far distances, we are [...] Read More
Anorexia Nervosa is one of the most commonly known, and dangerous, eating disorder diagnoses. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, provides the following criteria for a [...] Read More
There is no limitation to the havoc that eating disorder behaviors can cause. Individuals struggling with these disorders unfortunately find their minds, emotion-states, interpersonal dynamics, and physical bodies ravaged by [...] Read More
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by extreme restriction of nutritional intake. No bodily system can function as intended without the vitamins and nutrients that proper food and hydration [...] Read More
While there is still so much for mainstream society to understand about eating disorders, many have the basic understanding down. Unfortunately, this often involves the assumption that individuals with disordered [...] Read More
Synopsis While many people do not recognize it, marching band artists are athletes as well as performance artists and, therefore, are at increased risk of eating disorders. 27,000 individuals are [...] Read More
Binge eating disorder (BED) wasn’t recognized as an official disorder until the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in 2013. At this time, the DSM-5 [...] Read More
Laxative abuse is a dangerous disordered eating behavior falsely represented as an appropriate, effective, and harmless weight-loss behavior. Laxatives are a type of medication used to treat constipation, however, diet [...] Read More
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