Category: anxiety

Childhood Early Life Stress Events Have Long-Term Consequences in Eating Disorders

Relaxing and coping While many recognize the vulnerability of children, there is still a pervasive belief that their resilience helps them to move beyond what they experience. The opposite is actually true, as the imprints that childhood trauma can have on brain functioning and belief systems can last throughout the lifetime. Early Life Stress (ELS) events and experiences of stressors [...]
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Anxiety Can Fuel Eating Disorders in iGEN

Woman using smartphone to access EDH Recent research shows both anxiety and eating disorders among the generation known as “iGEN” are on the rise, with evidence suggesting a direct link between anxiety and eating disorders. Who is iGEN? iGeneration, or “iGEN,” is a term used to describe individuals born between 1995 and 2012. Also called Generation Z and “Post Millenials,” iGEN [...]
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High Functioning Anxiety & Eating Disorders in Corporate America – Part III

Man standing against the wall In Parts I and II, we examined the beliefs and values of corporate America and how this can contribute to anxiety and anxiety disorders. The intensity of the American work ethic and corresponding stress and anxiety also leaves employees susceptible to eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. Eating Disorders & Work Stress in Corporate America [...]
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High Functioning Anxiety and Eating Disorders in Corporate America – Part II

Woman focusing on her career In Part I of this series, we discussed what the “culture of corporate America” is. Specifically, the tendency of Americans to work burdensome hours, eat lunch quickly at their desks, not use vacation days, answer work correspondence outside of working hours, and, in general, “living to work” as opposed to “working to live.” Such an [...]
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High Functioning Anxiety and Eating Disorders in Corporate America – Part I

Man getting ready for treatment Generalized anxiety disorder and eating disorders commonly co-occur, particularly when it comes to individuals that are high-achievers in school or their careers. All of these factors intertwine when it comes to corporate America, as success in this realm often requires high-achieving personalities. In this 3 part series, we will explore how the culture of corporate [...]
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Election Depression & Anxiety Can Fuel Eating Disorders

Coping with the election in recovery If the 2020 elections have left you feeling anxious and depressed, you’re not alone. Seventy-six percent of Democrats, 67 percent of Republicans, and 64 percent of Independents say the 2020 presidential election is a “significant source of stress” in their lives, according to the American Psychological Association [1]. So no matter your political beliefs or [...]
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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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