Category: Relapse

How to Avoid Eating Disorder Relapse During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center With apologies to candy at Halloween and Easter, there’s no holiday we tend to associate more with food — sweet, savory, and everything in between — as its defining characteristic than Thanksgiving. Drop in on any random Thanksgiving dinner, and you’re likely to find some combination of turkey, [...]
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Signs That a Loved One May Be at Risk for Eating Disorder Relapse

Couple support system Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Eating disorders often involve a long-term effort to resolve. People who have received treatment and learned to manage their symptoms are often described as being in recovery from the disorder they had developed. Many people are able to remain in recovery without returning to the harmful behaviors that [...]
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Eating Disorder Relapse During Pregnancy

Heart shaped hands Pregnancy takes a lot of physical, mental, and emotional energy. This is a vulnerable time not only for babies, but for pregnant people as well. For people with eating disorders, the physical and mental stressors that come from pregnancy can trigger a relapse. Risks of Relapse During Pregnancy Eating disorder behaviors can be harmful for [...]
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Relapse and Eating Disorders

Woman looking over city Contributor: Chris Harris Ph.D., LPC, MHSP – Director of Eating Disorder Programs, Focus Treatment Centers Seeking care for an eating disorder can be a difficult process. One of the questions to ask is how common is relapse and what can be done to diminish the likelihood of it occurring? Relapse for an eating disorder also [...]
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Anorexia & Relapse Prevention

African-American Woman Anorexia nervosa is one of the most dangerous mental illnesses [1]. This is because of the medical issues that can happen as a result of anorexic behaviors. Anorexia is an eating disorder that is characterized by weight loss and an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. People with anorexia may become underweight by [...]
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Preventing Relapse in the Road to Recovery from Bulimia

Rainy Road Bulimia nervosa is a potentially deadly eating disorder [1]. Bulimia is a cycle of binging and compensatory behaviors to make up for the binge. Some examples of compensatory behaviors are purging, compulsive exercise, fasting, or laxative use [1]. People with bulimia also tend to struggle with body-image because body shape or size can really impact [...]
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Demi Lovato – Authenticity in Struggle to Recover from Bulimia

Nature Forest with Sunlight and Moss on Ground Nearly a decade after Demi Lovato first opened up about her struggles with bulimia, self-harm, and other mental health issues, the now-28-year-old singer has once again used her platform to speak up about her struggle to recover from bulimia. Relapse for Demi Lovato During Eating Disorder Recovery In a February 2020 interview on Ashley Graham’s [...]
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Tools to Maintain Eating Disorder Recovery During Transition

Girl studying abroad Whether expected or not, periods of transition present a new challenge to eating disorder recovery. During these times, typical coping skills may not be accessible, or one may be feeling increased stress that previously effective coping mechanisms are not helping with. Due to this, it is unsurprising that “stressful life events…are associated with disordered eating [...]
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