Category: anxiety

Easing Anxiety with Yoga

Woman practicing yoga In a time in our nation and world where things have become more emotionally challenging and anxiety inducing, it is not surprising that practicing yoga has become so popular. For over 3,000 years, the practice of yoga has been used to connect with the mind, body, and soul. The benefits that yoga has shown for [...]
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Mental Health in an Uncertain World. Choosing a Healthy & Self-Nurturing Lifestyle

Woman with eating disorder in field While life has always held some degree of uncertainty (after all, none of us knows what the future holds), the world has become an even more uncertain place in the past six months due to the COVID-19 crisis. With so much uncertainty and an increased risk for mental health problems, taking care of your mental [...]
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Isolation Can Increase Depression, Anxiety & Eating Disorders: Tips to Stay Connected

Girl concerned about Gaining Weight After Anorexia treatment Recent disease-containment strategies to stop the spread of COVID-19 have left thousands (if not millions) of people isolated at home. Research shows social isolation can increase depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, especially in vulnerable individuals. Here are three practical tips to stay connected and protect your mental health during a time of social isolation. Isolation [...]
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Emotional Difficulties in Eating Disorders and Recognizing and Processing Them

Nature Road Through Redwood National Park It is a very human trait to believe that we are in complete control of our thoughts and behaviors. In reality, a situation will occur that results in an automatic thought, corresponding emotion, and subsequent behavior. We can gain control over this process. However, when dealing with emotional difficulties in eating disorders, it is an [...]
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Eating Disorders and Mental Health

young woman with illusion of Control in the Development of Eating Disorders Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place Eating disorders can cause individuals to experience a range of symptoms that can interfere with their ability to function. While many eating disorder symptoms are the result of disordered eating behaviors, there are many associated emotions that can lead to low self-esteem and difficulty participating socially. But, is there a [...]
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Overcoming Anxiety in Eating Disorder Treatment

young woman with illusion of Control in the Development of Eating Disorders Two-thirds of people with an eating disorder diagnosis will suffer from anxiety in their lifetime [1]. That means two-thirds of people will have to fight for recovery from their anxiety and eating disorders. Talk about overwhelming odds. This comorbidity can alter how the individual develops, experiences, is treated for and recovers from their eating disorder. Comorbidity [...]
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Eating Disorders and Anxiety: What Tools Are Available to Help?

Man sitting in the grass Eating disorders and anxiety often occur together. One study found 53% of patients with eating disorders were also diagnosed with anxiety [1]. Another group of researchers concluded that those diagnosed with anxiety by age 10 may be more likely to develop an eating disorder than others [2]. The thoughts, feelings, and sensations associated with an urge [...]
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5 Tips for Relieving Anxiety in Eating Disorder Treatment

man stressed about compulsive overeating As if battling an eating disorder or generalized anxiety disorder wasn’t challenging enough, the difficult truth is that the two often come hand-in-hand. So, how does a person go about relieving anxiety in eating disorder treatment? Two-thirds of those struggling with an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder) will face this combination throughout their [...]
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Addressing Underlying Anxiety and Depression in Eating Disorders

Woman working through Anxiety and Depression in Eating Disorders and Binge Eating Disorder and Diabetes Contributed by Canopy Cove The comorbidity rate of eating disorders with other mental illness diagnoses is incredibly high. One study determined that 97% of female inpatients were diagnosed with at least one other mental illness [1]. So what is the best way to approach Anxiety and Depression in Eating Disorders? Two of the most common comorbidities [...]
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Soothing Stress and Anxiety Outside of Disordered Eating

Woman suffering from stress and anxiety Dysfunctional eating behaviors often arise due to a lack of positive self-soothing behaviors [1]. This is why it is important to learn tools in soothing stress and anxiety. Stressful moments will inevitably come our way. Failing to prepare for them in hopes they won’t only lead to further stress, increasing the temptation to engage in [...]
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