Category: Depression

The Link Between Eating Disorders and Suicide

Kid Flying Kite Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place Suicide is most often connected with depression, but the truth is that eating disorders can also increase a person’s chances of dying by suicide. Researchers surveyed more than 36,000 U.S. adults to better understand the link between eating disorders and suicide. Compared with respondents who did not have an eating disorder [...]
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Depression & Perfectionism Often Go Hand in Hand

Heart Hands Perfectionism is often associated with achievement and success. But, individuals with this trait may suffer from mental and physical health issues [1]. People with perfectionist tendencies are more likely to experience depression or suicidal thoughts [1]. What is perfectionism? Perfectionism is basically when someone has extremely high standards and they are also overly critical [1]. [...]
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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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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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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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Depression, Eating Disorders & Therapy

Woman thinks about Effective Anorexia Treatment Research shows that individuals with eating disorders (EDs) are often diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder. One of the most common disorders co-occurring with EDs is depression. Though there are many different therapies to treat depression and eating disorders, one specific type of therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, has seen great success in treating individuals with both an [...]
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Understanding the Connection Between Depression and Eating Disorders

Woman struggling with eating disorder during COVID-19 Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The hopelessness that comes with depression can make living with an eating disorder quite challenging. But when you lessen the depressive symptoms you are struggling with, you are much more likely to start experiencing success in your struggle with depression and eating disorders. Connecting Depression and Eating [...]
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