Category: Anorexia

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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Genetics and Anorexia Nervosa – Anomalies on Chromosome 12

DNA Strand relating to Genetics and Anorexia Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place Eating disorders are biopsychosocial disorders, meaning, the behaviors are impacted by biology, psychology, and sociology. Social aspects of eating disorders are often discussed. However, the biological aspect is one with which people are less familiar. Even so, the genetic aspects of anorexia nervosa (AN) are essential to better understanding [...]
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Stay Connected in Anorexia Recovery: Tips and Guidance for Long-Term Anorexia Nervosa Recovery – Part 4

Women who Stay Connected in Anorexia Recovery To complete this 4-part series, let’s begin looking at one more way to combat challenges in eating disorder recovery. My third recommended daily practice is to stay connected in eating disorder recovery. Stay Connected I mean this in two ways. One, it is essential to stay connected to your treatment team or to professionals that are [...]
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Challenges in Anorexia Recovery and Overcoming Them: Tips and Guidance for Long-Term Anorexia Nervosa Recovery – Part 3

Man dealing with Challenges in Anorexia Recovery With eating disorders, there comes a tendency for black-and-white thinking and a need for perfectionism. This thinking can also, sometimes, flow over to how we view recovery, wanting to exhibit perfection in recovery, and creating challenges in anorexia recovery This can lead to a lot of negative self-talk and blame on ourselves if we don’t feel [...]
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Crucial Aspects for Long-Lasting Recovery from Anorexia: Tips and Guidance for Long-Term Anorexia Nervosa Recovery – Part 2

Woman working on Long-Lasting Recovery from Anorexia I firmly believe that Long-Lasting Recovery from Anorexia is possible, but what does it look like? In this series, I want to go over three main aspects that can help you establish a foundation for achieving and maintaining lasting recovery over a lifetime. I want to begin by saying I have a lot of humility [...]
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