Category: Mental Health

High Functioning Anxiety & Eating Disorders in Corporate America – Part III

Man standing against the wall In Parts I and II, we examined the beliefs and values of corporate America and how this can contribute to anxiety and anxiety disorders. The intensity of the American work ethic and corresponding stress and anxiety also leaves employees susceptible to eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors. Eating Disorders & Work Stress in Corporate America [...]
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High Functioning Anxiety and Eating Disorders in Corporate America – Part II

Woman focusing on her career In Part I of this series, we discussed what the “culture of corporate America” is. Specifically, the tendency of Americans to work burdensome hours, eat lunch quickly at their desks, not use vacation days, answer work correspondence outside of working hours, and, in general, “living to work” as opposed to “working to live.” Such an [...]
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High Functioning Anxiety and Eating Disorders in Corporate America – Part I

Man getting ready for treatment Generalized anxiety disorder and eating disorders commonly co-occur, particularly when it comes to individuals that are high-achievers in school or their careers. All of these factors intertwine when it comes to corporate America, as success in this realm often requires high-achieving personalities. In this 3 part series, we will explore how the culture of corporate [...]
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Eating Disorders in LGBTQ+ Individuals

Girl on bench considering ED treatment The stigma and prejudice that LGBTQ+ individuals experience can severely impact their mental health and well-being. This is seen in the unfortunately high rate of LGBTQ+ individuals being diagnosed with mental illness and eating disorder. The Minority Stress Model (MSM) is often referred to when considering the impact of stigma on LGBTQ+ individuals. It posits [...]
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Health Anxiety: The Interplay Between the Mind and Body

African Woman Contributor: Rebecca Brumm, MA, LPC, CEDS-S – Clinical Director at Laureate Eating Disorders Program There is nothing quite like a mysterious new illness, turned pandemic, that can stir up anxiety about our health in even the most tranquil of us. Still, beyond the amplified worries of COVID-19, health anxiety, a continuous preoccupation of the state [...]
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Life Satisfaction & Eating Disorders

College social anxiety A recent study on life satisfaction (LS) among individuals with eating disorders (EDs) revealed the surprising truth about how eating disorders affect one’s outlook on life, plus uncovered new implications for ED treatment and care. What is Life Satisfaction? Life satisfaction (LS) was famously defined by Ruut Veenhoven, a Dutch sociologist and authority on the [...]
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Navigating the Holidays with an Eating Disorder During a Global Pandemic

Woman holding holiday lights Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a global pandemic in March of 2020 and presented a completely new way of living for most people worldwide. For those with eating disorders, the pandemic has had an even greater impact on their life. Now with the holidays right around the [...]
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Is Video-Chatting Amidst COVID-19 Decreasing Self-Image?

Eating Disorder Recovery Apps can help support someone's therapy Amidst the whirlwind of changes that have become our “new normal” since the COVID-19 outbreak, the increase in video-chatting is one of the biggest changes worldwide. In mid-March 2020, Google searches for the term “video chat” spiked worldwide, and searches for terms such as “games to play over video chat” increased +700% [1]. Now, more [...]
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Scheduling Fun into Your Life is a Key Element in Eating Disorder Recovery

Girl in college The “why” behind many people’s eating disorder recovery relates, in some way, to being able to live a joyful and fulfilled life. Even so, life can get in the way of efforts to incorporate the fun events, people, and experiences that create a happy life. These activities are an important asset to continued recovery, as [...]
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