Category: Mental Health Advice

Can Depression Lead to an Eating Disorder?

Man going through Depression Eating disorders are a mental health condition. Eating disorders can be difficult to recover from, especially if someone experiences another mental health condition at the same time. Some people deal with depression and an eating disorder. These conditions can feed into each other and are often linked. What is Depression? Depression is a mental illness [...]
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ADHD and Eating Disorders

Brain and ADHD Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center When someone is suffering from a mental health disorder, it is not uncommon for them to experience symptoms of one or more co-occurring disorders. However, two types of disorders that are not frequently discussed as occurring together are attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and eating disorders. Yet, there are theories [...]
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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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The Pandemic’s Effect on the Mental Health of Those Who Have Eating Disorders

Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on everyone’s mental health, presenting times of increased stress, fear, and anxiety. For those who have an eating disorder, the effect of the pandemic may be even greater, making it challenging to remain in recovery. The Pandemic’s Effect on Mental Health The [...]
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The Importance of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders and Eating Disorders

Sunflower in the Woods Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson Eating disorders and other mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders, commonly occur together. When another mental health disorder exists at the same time as an eating disorder, they’re referred to as co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders can worsen the symptoms of eating disorders and vice versa, making [...]
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The Benefits of Trauma-Informed Care in Eating Disorder Treatment

woman helping sad girl Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place Many people who develop anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other eating disorders also have a history of trauma. When these individuals seek professional help, selecting a facility whose approach to treatment incorporates trauma-informed care can be a vital step on their path to improved health. The Relationship Between [...]
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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 Link Between Screen Time and Binge Eating

Family holding hands Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place In today’s world, it’s difficult to get away from screens, with TVs, iPads, computers, video games, and phones all within reach. Experts have long studied the effects of screen time, especially on children, suspecting a link between screen time and poor development. Now, a new study shows an alarming link between [...]
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Is Social Media Use Correlated to a Higher Risk of Mental Illness?

Social Media and Youth In today’s society we communicate more virtually than ever before. Social media provides opportunities for adolescents to explore peer relationships, gain independence, and discover their identity [2]. The exposure to social media may also have negative impacts potentially putting adolescents at heightened risk for the onset of mental illness. Nearly 1 in 5 adolescents suffer [...]
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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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