Category: Relapse

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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Relapse: Why Eating Disorder Recovery is an Imperfect Journey

It is common for those struggling with eating disorders to experience difficulty with the concept of perfection. Many commit themselves to be “perfect” in their recovery, without relapse or setbacks, just as they attempted to be “perfect” in their disorder. Likewise, as many learned they could not be perfect in their disorder, they must also [...]
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