Category: Anorexia

Anorexia & Set-Shifting Challenges

Sunset over the water Those suffering from Anorexia Nervosa (AN) experience significant declines in physical and psychological health [1]. Poor set-shifting ability has been associated with illness severity, increased severity of eating disorder rituals and longer duration of illness [1]. Many individuals suffering from AN present with reductions in social interactions often leading to isolation and loss of relationships [...]
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How to Overcome the Stigma of Anorexia & Need for Treatment

Field of Lavender Flowers While conversations surrounding anorexia nervosa have become more common, it is unfortunate that stigma related to them still exists. It is common that people openly discuss the negative impact of social media, diet culture, and the wellness industry from their own perspectives and experiences, acknowledging the harm that this has created while still keeping discussions [...]
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Bone Density Abnormalities from Early-Onset Anorexia Nervosa

mountains Early-Onset Anorexia & Bone Health Anorexia nervosa can majorly impact someone’s physical and mental health. There’s a wide range of medical complications that can pop up as a result of anorexic behaviors. In fact, anorexia can impact every major organ system in the body, including the musculoskeletal system. Know what this system controls? Bones! What’s [...]
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The Role of Gut Health in Eating Disorders

Holding Stomach Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Eating disorders are widely known as mental health concerns, but experts continue to conduct research on the role of gut health in their development. While eating disorders have a lot to do with negative body image, low self-esteem, and co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, there [...]
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8 Medical Complications of Anorexia

Field of Flowers Anorexia can medically impact someone in big ways. Here’s a summary of the medical complications of anorexia and what makes it one of the deadliest illnesses around. 8 Medical Complications of Anorexia Anorexia nervosa is one of the deadliest mental illnesses [1]. Anorexia not only leads to significant emotional pain, but also is known to [...]
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Anorexia & Stunted Growth Concerns

Group of Young Adults Anorexia Can Impact Physical Growth It is widely acknowledged in the medical field that anorexia can cause serious physical effects and can even be fatal. Recent research shows that anorexia can also stunt the physical growth in young people [1]. What Is Anorexia & How This Eating Disorder Impacts the Body Anorexia nervosa is an [...]
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Adolescents & Anorexia Nervosa: Malnutrition Considerations

Woman and view Our culture has become sadly complacent regarding adolescents and body image issues. Picking one’s body apart, comparing oneself to others, and learning and engaging in restrictive eating or compensatory movement are now seen as rites of passage instead of negative consequences of the bodies that our culture over-values. It is because of this complacence that [...]
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Anorexia Treatment Using the Maudsley Method

Butterfly on Flower The Maudsley Method is proven effective in treating children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Researchers are attempting to determine if Maudsley adaptations do the same. The Maudsley Method, also known as Family-Based Treatment (FBT) has gained notoriety as one of the foremost methods of eating disorder treatment for children and adolescents. This modality emphasizes the [...]
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Early Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

Group holding hands Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious illness that, if left untreated, can lead to severe medical complications or even death. While long-term outcomes of AN are highly variable, studies show that roughly 10 percent of AN patients will die from the illness [1], and approximately 20 percent will remain chronically ill [2], [3]. The good [...]
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