Category: Anorexia

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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The Maudsley Method and Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Stronger Family Smiling After family-based therapy Maudsley Method Therapy, also known as Family-Based Treatment (FBT), is an intervention created to treat individuals struggling with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). The treatment itself was devised in the Maudsley Hospital in London after a study of 80 patients diagnosed with Anorexia found that family-based interventions were more effective in treating those under the age of [...]
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The Pressures of Being “Young Forever”: Rising Eating Disorders in Middle-Aged Women

Women under an umbrella discussing Eating disorders in middle-aged women The obsessive pursuit of being thin doesn’t just influence teenagers and younger women. A Kansas State University study revealed intense body image dissatisfaction by over 20 percent of middle-aged women in the United States. Eating disorders in middle-aged women is on the rise as they are striving to be “young forever.” The desire to look [...]
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Talking to Our Teens About Pursuing Treatment for Anorexia

Mother and daughter hugging and working on Eating Disorders in Mothers and Daughters and pursuing treatment for anorexia Talking to a teen about pursuing treatment for anorexia can be challenging. Often, the first people to become aware of a teen’s struggle with anorexia are their parents, teachers, coaches, or friends. When thinking about talking to the teen and encouraging them to pursue treatment, an emotionally charged conversation is often anticipated. Being prepared can [...]
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Common Types of Eating Disorders and Behaviors

Group therapy session discussing Common Types of Eating Disorders Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras The world of eating disorders is vast. With so many conditions, it can be difficult to find straightforward information on the common ones. To counteract that, we’ve listed Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating which are a few of [...]
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Signs You Might Have an Eating Disorder

Woman concerned with Symptoms of an Eating Disorder and in therapy Contributor: Montecatini Team at Montecatini If you’ve clicked on this article, it’s likely for a reason. Perhaps you’re struggling with an already-diagnosed eating disorder and are concerned about a relapse. Maybe you’re unsure of whether or not you have an eating disorder. Learning the symptoms of an eating disorder and showing concern are the first steps [...]
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The Illusion of the Ego: Pride in Eating Disorders

Woman thinking about Pride in Eating Disorders Contributor: McCallum Place Team at McCallum Place Sometimes, those with dysfunctional eating habits find an unhealthy sense of pride in self-denial and feeling hungry. This mentality is plastered across many pro-ana and pro-mia blogs and social media pages, as illustrated in the quote, “Stay Strong and Starve On,” and the propensity to see themselves as [...]
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The Illusion of Control in the Development of Eating Disorders

young woman with illusion of Control in the Development of Eating Disorders Contributor: McCallum Place Team at McCallum Place It was Hilde Bruch, a prominent doctor, professor, and researcher in the late 1900s, who highlighted the role of control in the development and maintenance of eating disorders. As one of the early contributors to the knowledge of eating disorders and in studying their underlying factors and causal [...]
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Anorexia & Self-Injury

Woman struggling with Anorexia and Self-Injury As many as 4% of adults and 15% of teenagers report engaging in self-injurious behaviors such as skin cutting, head-banging or hitting, or burning [1]. For individuals struggling with mental illness, these behaviors are even more common, leading many researchers and mental health professionals to research these behaviors further to understand better the relationship they [...]
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Defining Longstanding Anorexia

Woman battling Longstanding Anorexia Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has become a well-known disorder, with most people generally understanding that it is an eating disorder, that it involves self-imposed restriction of food, and that it is incredibly dangerous. What is lesser known, yet equally important, is the fact that not all diagnoses of AN are created equal. The disorder can manifest [...]
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