Category: Body Image

Why It’s So Important to Help Teen Girls Feel Positive About Their Bodies

Young kids Hugging Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Adolescent girls are at a crucial stage in their development, and this stage in their lives should allow them to experience positive change. But cultural messages about what their bodies should look like can create troubling body image concerns, and this can be detrimental to their overall well-being. [...]
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Perfectionism & Body Dissatisfaction Risk Factors in Disordered Eating

Woman Speaking with Parents About Your Eating Disorder Perfectionism is an ideology that has always had a negative impact on our culture and society. Previous beliefs and assumptions of what “perfection” looked like was limited to what people witnessed in their immediate environment and consumed through television and print media. While, even then, the pressure to achieve a certain body and appearance ideal [...]
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Food Images & Eating Disorders

Lady waling on path in recovery Food images are frequently used in both eating disorder (ED) research and clinical practice settings. While some evidence shows food images can be beneficial for ED research and therapeutic intervention, recent research suggests a new type of image stimuli may be a more effective and reliable way to detect and treat eating disorders. Food Preoccupation [...]
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Body Image Improvement Tips

Girl Developing an Eating Disorder It is a sad truth that despite various differences, almost everyone in the world can relate to struggling with body image. Exploring one’s body image involves asking how they think, feel and act toward their body, and for many people, the answer to all of these is “not great.” Unfavorable body image is detrimental to one’s [...]
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Compulsive Exercise and Muscle Dysmorphia

Man lifting weights while suffering from Compulsive Exercise For most people, exercise is a positive thing that helps improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing. But for those with a condition known as muscle dysmorphia, exercise can become a type of illness, creating a myriad of health complications and psychological distress. Here are the common signs and symptoms of compulsive exercise and [...]
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