Category: Support

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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Anorexia Nervosa – Tips for Supporting Your Loved One’s Recovery

Footsteps in Sand of Eating Disorder Recovery Journey Anorexia nervosa is a harrowing disorder with the highest mortality rate of any mental illness [1]. As the partner of someone struggling with this disorder, you likely know all-too-well what these statistics look like in real life. Providing support to your loved one as they fight this disorder can be very difficult and overwhelming. Look to the [...]
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Tips to Overcome Post-COVID Social Anxiety

Dock in a lake Accepting and adjusting to the isolation of COVID-19 quarantine has been a trial for almost everyone in the world. Even so, readjusting to social interaction when things begin to reopen will be welcome but also scary. Accept What COVID Has Changed Remind yourself, as you ease back into post-COVID socializing, that there is no pressure to [...]
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I Have a Loved One with Bulimia Nervosa – How Can I Support Them?

Nature Road Through Redwood National Park Bulimia Nervosa is a unique eating disorder diagnosis characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by harmful compensatory behaviors to prevent weight gain such as vomiting, laxative/diuretic use, fasting, or excessive exercise [1]. As a loved one of someone struggling with bulimia nervosa, you might be incredibly confused and concerned about the behaviors your loved one [...]
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Comfort and Encouragement for Parents of a Child Struggling with Anorexia Nervosa

Mother and daughter hugging and working on Eating Disorders in Mothers and Daughters and pursuing treatment for anorexia Parents of a child with anorexia nervosa (AN), we see you. We see your fear, your confusion, your anxiety, your strength, and your anger. We see you working your hardest to adapt, learn, support, and stay strong. The way that you are fighting and pivoting for your child is admirable. Even so, you are likely exhausted. As much as [...]
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Covid-19 & Teen Treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia & Binge Eating Disorder

Girl looking out of window In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. In response, countries all over the world instituted various measures (social distancing, lockdowns, and quarantines) to contain the virus. These circumstances brought sudden and significant changes to the treatment of eating disorders. Almost overnight, care providers and treatment programs were forced [...]
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How to Support a Loved One with an Eating Disorder

Friends trying to Find Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Contributor: Carina Pearson, MA – Eating Disorder IOP Counselor, Focus Treatment Centers Knowing how to support a loved one with an eating disorder can be intimidating, particularly if you’ve never experienced such issues. What are the right things to say? What can you do to encourage their recovery? While there aren’t any foolproof rules, there [...]
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