Category: Social Media

Is TikTok Encouraging Teens to Develop an Unhealthy Relationship with Their Bodies?

Social Media Facebook TikTok Instagram Pintrest YouTube SnapChat Logos on Phone Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Over the past several years, TikTok has become one of the most popular video apps in the world, with more than 800 million users [1]. Like other major social media platforms, people use TikTok to share experiences, connect with others, and learn about practically any topic you [...]
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Anxiety Can Fuel Eating Disorders in iGEN

Woman using smartphone to access EDH Recent research shows both anxiety and eating disorders among the generation known as “iGEN” are on the rise, with evidence suggesting a direct link between anxiety and eating disorders. Who is iGEN? iGeneration, or “iGEN,” is a term used to describe individuals born between 1995 and 2012. Also called Generation Z and “Post Millenials,” iGEN [...]
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Eating Disorders in the Age of Social Media

Woman using phone for social media There was a time when social media didn’t exist (I know, shocking). Eating disorders and social media were not a point of concern back when I was struggling with my eating disorder. I didn’t have social media or images of other “thinspiration” girls (thinspiration being a new slang term which refers to the glamorization of [...]
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The Dark Side of Instagram

Social media and the graphic images of eating disorders Contributor: Samantha Hicks, MA, LCPC, CADC – Director of Individual and Family Therapy at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center As definitions go, a buddy is a companion, a friend. Buddy is also frequently used as a term of affection, typically for a male child. A mother might say, “Come on, buddy, time to go to [...]
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How Technology and Social Media Influences Body Image

Social Media Words In the rapid evolution of our society today, advances in technology have dictated the course of human interactions. The way we interface with one another is largely hinged on the capacities that have developed throughout the years. Face-to-face connections are often pushed aside for text messaging, emails, and the like. What has been lost and [...]
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