Category: Body Image

Body Image in Millennials

Woman in clothes on stairs It’s hard to talk about the ever-present issue of body image in millennials without highlighting the role of social media in this epidemic. The rise of social media has unfortunately brought with it a rise of hysteria over what the “perfect” body should look like and how we can achieve it. It is nearly impossible [...]
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When the Desire to Be Wanted Goes Too Far

Male and female couple working through body image issues Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center You’ve just seen every romantic comedy. In reality, you just watched one movie. But for the most part, the story is the same as the last time you saw the credits roll. A contrived meeting, a stretch of unbridled affection, a conflict, a breakup, and then the [...]
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Body Awareness Therapy Benefits in Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Lady working with therapist with Body Awareness Therapy We are expanding our understanding of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) more than ever before, gaining a deeper understanding of the psychology, experiences, and symptoms of those struggling. Even so, a recent study published in the Journal of Eating Disorders noted that this information doesn’t seem to be applied to current treatment methodologies and hypothesizes that this [...]
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Self-Image and Eating Disorders – What We Know

Woman struggling with an eating disorder and with Suicide Rates in Those who Suffer with Binge Eating Disorder The research is clear that the concepts of self-image and self-view are absolutely related to eating disorders. Self-image refers to the way that we view ourselves, our personality, our appearance, and our choices and how this impacts our self-view and role in the world. It is not surprising, then, that eating disorders and self-image are interconnected, [...]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and also, Food Addiction?

sketch of the human brain and Cortical Folding Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa  There has been some debate over the diagnostic groups, characterization, and relevance to therapy for patients with disordered eating. However, Eating Disorders are important and common. Estimates suggest that the prevalence of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is 0.6%, 1.0% for Bulimia Nervosa (BN), and 2.8% for Binge Eating Disorder (BED). [...]
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