Category: Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa – Signs & Symptoms

Thinking woman The word “anorexia” has become popular in the English lexicon, yet, many still don’t know what anorexia symptoms are or what it means exactly. Most often, it is used as a negative reference to individuals living in thin bodies. I don’t think I’m voicing an unpopular opinion when I say that tossing around an insult [...]
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When Anorexia Shows up in Your Marriage

Married couple discussing when to seek treatment for an eating disorder Anorexia and marriage do not mix well. As you know, Anorexia Nervosa is a mental health disorder that affects one’s interpersonal abilities in a variety of ways. The disorder is a maladaptive coping mechanism an individual utilizes to handle/manage unwanted emotions. The individual restricts their food intake as a means of either numbing, controlling, or [...]
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The Link Between Anorexia Nervosa & OCD

Friends trying to Find Binge Eating Disorder Treatment There are certain mental illnesses that often overlap or are found in the same individual as distinct disorders. Anorexia and OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) are two mental health disorders that have many similar features and a strong comorbidity, meaning that they often co-occur in the same individual. Link Between Anorexia and OCD Why do they often [...]
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Ballet & Recovering From Anorexia Nervosa

Ballet dancer Ballet dancers are at an increased risk of developing eating disorders, in particular, anorexia nervosa (AN). This combination of ballet and anorexia is thought to be due to the highly competitive nature of ballet dancing, particularly amongst elite or professional dancing, as well as the emphasis on physical aesthetic and a light, thin body. [1, [...]
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Authenticity, Transparency, & Boundaries: What Are My Limits in Anorexia Recovery?

Asian American Woman in Wheat Field Anorexia Nervosa turns your entire life into chaos. It calls the shots about how you treat yourself and your body as well as how you interact with the world around you. In recovery, we get to take back control, learn our limits in anorexia recovery, recognize the limiting and harmful eating disorder beliefs that have kept [...]
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New Developments in the Study of Anorexia

Man doing eating disorder research Contributor: Colleen O’Sullivan, RDN at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Researchers, medical doctors, and the mental health community know a great deal about the disease of anorexia and the study of anorexia. It is characterized by vast weight loss, fear of weight gain, and intense denial on the part of the individual with the illness. [...]
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Anorexia Kills the Body, Mind and Spirit

Grave with RIP Anorexia Nervosa can easily be a death sentence. Anorexia kills the body, mind, and spirit and has the highest mortality rate of any mental health issue. It is life-threatening and saps all energy, vitality, and personality from its victims. Anorexia treatment is necessary to recover. Most sufferers from anorexia feel emotionally flat, spiritually empty and [...]
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