Category: Feeding Disorder

Food Addiction in India

Flower Research continues to increase our understanding of food addiction as a concept across cultures. Food addiction is a controversial topic but one that is important to continue examining. It is essential to not only consider the concept itself but how we measure this concept across the world. What is “Food Addiction?” It is necessary to clarify [...]
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A Holistic Approach to Orthorexia Treatment

Woman struggling with orthorexia Contributor: Camille Williams, MA, LCPC, Eating Disorder Specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center A holistic approach to treatment means including all aspects of health and well-being: physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, occupational, and more. What is Orthorexia An individual struggling with orthorexia, obsessive behaviors around “healthy” eating, is most likely out of touch with [...]
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Parenting a Child with ARFID: Warning Signs & Treatment

Child struggling with ARFID Contributor: Margaret Geraci, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition Services, Timberline Knolls Countless parents may struggle with mealtime battles when it comes to child feeding. Whether it be picky eating, behavioral issues at the dinner table, or simply knowing whether a child is consuming adequate nutrition, feeding children can trigger a host of doubts and questions. [...]
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Holiday Moderation or Indulgence? Is There a Place and Time for Overeating?

Holiday woman Contributor: Margaret Geraci, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition Services, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Where do you draw the line between moderation and overeating? As the holiday season approaches, the lines between moderation and overeating can often become blurred. For example, during holidays and birthdays, you may have a few extra bites of something you [...]
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Compulsive Eating: Causes and Risk Factors

Woman concerned about eating disorder Relapse Support Contributor: Amy M. Klimek, MA, LCPC, Director of Program Development, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Compulsive Eating is characterized as an “addiction” to food. The individual uses food and abnormal eating behaviors as a means to manage or attempt to control emotions driven by daily stressors. While the clinical disorder Binge Eating Disorder (BED) [...]
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Chewing and Spitting Disorder: Signs and Symptoms

Woman in therapy Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope While countless of individuals struggle with a clinically diagnosed eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder, many more deal with some form of disordered eating. This can be any type of abnormal eating [...]
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Pediatric Physicians: Screening for Feeding Disorders in Patients

Young Boy Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope For many parents and guardians of young children, feeding and meal times can be a stressful time. Between picky eating, adequate weight gain and growth, it is not uncommon for parents to feel uncertain about their child’s eating habits and/or wonder [...]
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Common Feeding Disorders in Pediatric Patients

Child spending time with Mom. Pediatric patients that present with difficulties eating or feeding may have a diagnosable feeding disorder. Common feeding disorders are complex and may include various factors and criteria, all of which are different from the classic eating disorders that are more well known, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Children who struggle with [...]
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