Author Archives: Samantha Bothwell, LMFT

About Samantha Bothwell, LMFT

Samantha Bothwell, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, writer, explorer, and lipstick aficionado. She became a therapist after doing her own healing work so she could become whole after spending many years living with her mind and body disconnected. She has focused her clinical work to support the healing process of survivors of sexual violence and eating disorders. She is passionate about guiding people in their return to their truest Self so they can live their most authentic, peaceful life.

Can Depression Lead to an Eating Disorder?

Man going through Depression Eating disorders are a mental health condition. Eating disorders can be difficult to recover from, especially if someone experiences another mental health condition at the same time. Some people deal with depression and an eating disorder. These conditions can feed into each other and are often linked. What is Depression? Depression is a mental illness [...]
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Can Anorexia Cause Bradycardia?

Someone is diagnosed with bradycardia when they have an abnormally low heart rate. This signals that the heart isn’t functioning as it should—which can be life threatening. There are different reasons why someone can develop this condition. Eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa, is one reason why someone may develop this heart condition. [1] What is [...]
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Can Anorexia Be Cured Without Treatment?

View for eating disorders Anorexia nervosa is one of the deadliest mental health conditions. [1] Anorexia can wreak havoc on someone’s physical and emotional health. Finding ways to recover from this eating disorder is crucial. You may feel embarrassed about needing help or not know how to find treatment. This can lead you to wonder if you can recover [...]
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Which Population is Most Likely to Have an Eating Disorder?

Diverse Population Eating disorders impact people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic status. Even though eating disorders impact people from all populations, there are certain groups of people who are more at risk for developing an eating disorder. This post will discuss some of the groups who are more likely to have an [...]
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