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Advice on How to Speak to a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community About an Eating Disorder

LGBTQ Heart Individuals in marginalized groups have an increased likelihood of mental health diagnoses, including eating disorders. For the LGBTQ+ community, this is apparent, with an estimated 40 to 70% of LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime [1]. Individuals that identify as LGBTQ+ experiencing unique stressors that likely contribute to these numbers and these [...]
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Screening for Eating Disorders Among High School Athletes

Hurdles on HS Track Screening can help figure out who needs treatment for disordered eating. This is important since the number of adolescent athletes who are struggling with eating disorders is continuing to increase [1]. Researchers have been looking into what screening tools are effective for this population. High School Athletes & Eating Disorders Athletes are one group of [...]
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Is Stress a Trigger for Binge Eating?

walkway into trees There are several different kinds of eating disorders. For the most part, you can tell eating disorders apart based on the different disordered behaviors that someone might do. Binge eating is one example of a disordered behavior that people with different eating disorders might struggle with. It’s often believed that stress triggers binge eating. But [...]
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The Role of Gut Health in Eating Disorders

Holding Stomach Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Eating disorders are widely known as mental health concerns, but experts continue to conduct research on the role of gut health in their development. While eating disorders have a lot to do with negative body image, low self-esteem, and co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, there [...]
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