Author Archives: Margot Rittenhouse, MS, PLPC, NCC

About Margot Rittenhouse, MS, PLPC, NCC

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.

Marching Bands & Eating Disorders

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 involved in competitive marching bands in the United States but the physical exertion and mental stress they experience is not often talked about [1]. This [...]
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Curbing Impulsive Eating in Binge Eating Disorder

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 characterized BED as “recurrent episodes of binge eating,” which involves “eating, in a discrete period of time, an amount of food that is definitely larger [...]
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