Category: Resources

Eating Disorder Recovery Apps

Happy woman using a tablet outdoors Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses affecting at least 30 million people in the US alone [1]. Recovering from an eating disorder, though possible for anyone, can be challenging and takes hard work, accountability, and support. But thanks to modern technology, there are numerous eating disorder recovery apps available to help you on your journey. [...]
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Eating Disorder Assessment (EDA-5)

Doctor discussing Anorexia Research The earlier an eating disorder is diagnosed, the less entrenched the behaviors are and the earlier treatment can be provided. Eating disorder assessments can help identify them. For those that struggle with these dangerous disorders, “the first years of illness appears to offer a critical window for recovery, beyond which outcomes are poorer (1).” This [...]
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Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery in the Summer of COVID-19

Nature Lone Tree in Field I’m going to assume that the Summer of 2020 did not exactly look as you thought it would. The outbreak of COVID-19 changed everything, canceling planned events, vacations, and experiences and altering our general understanding of daily life, emotions, and socializing. We have all heard this COVID-19 season referred to as “unprecedented,” as in “we [...]
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Diet Beverages and Artificial Sugars: Risk vs Benefit

Beverages, Sodas, diet Drink, Cokes on store shelf Low-calorie sweeteners in foods and diet drinks can disrupt metabolism, and some experts have suggested that there use might cause diabetes and obesity [1]. But other studies have found that consuming diet drinks and food has little impact on metabolism and weight gain. A new study by Yale researchers published March 3 in the journal [...]
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Infections and Eating Disorders? Cause and Correlation

Doctor talking to girl about Infections and Eating Disorders Is there a connection between viral infections and eating disorders? A recent study suggests that this is a strong possibility. Lauren Breithaupt, a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, partnered with Dr. Cynthia Bulik from the University of North Carolina and researchers in Denmark to explore the possibility. After looking at the health records of [...]
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The Rise of Eating Disorders in Miss Universe Beauty Pageants

Beauty Pageant The popular Miss Universe Pageant has long stood as one of the most anticipated beauty pageants in the world. Since it’s foundation in 1952, the Miss Universe Pageant has been held in more than 190 countries worldwide and seen by more than half a billion people annually [1]. With a pageant that is so highly [...]
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How to Become an Eating Disorder Specialist Overseas

Boy concerned about bulimia nervosa Eating disorders are a global issue that impacts individuals, families and loved ones across the world. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), there are approximately 30 million individuals impacted by these psychiatric illnesses in the United States alone, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, with eating disorders on the rise [...]
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Scholarship Funding Resources on an International Level

College Student As costs rise and health benefits decrease for mental health coverage, private payment for eating disorder treatment can be extremely costly. Internationally, there are a few key organizations that one can turn to for scholarship and financial assistance for treatment. Project HEAL Scholarships Project HEAL is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization that fundraises for individuals with [...]
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Measures for Male Eating Disorders With Assessment Testing

Man struggling with eating disorder Symptoms of eating disorders present differently in males and females. Research has identified that the combination of several factors are associated with male eating disorders, including biological, psychological, and environmental components. Factors thought to contribute to the development of eating disorders in men consist of media idealization of highly chiseled, muscular men with extremely low [...]
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International College Programs That Support Students With Eating Disorders

College Student Reading A Book About Clean Eating Eating disorders are no stranger to the collegiate population, with the transition to college being among the most stressful transitions for many individuals. For those who have other risk factors for eating disorders, the various stressors involved with the college transition can be enough to trigger the development of an eating disorder, like anorexia, bulimia [...]
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