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Navigating My College Eating Experiences in Recovery: What Are My Options?

May 15, 2017

An astounding number of college students are struggling with eating disorders today, with many students learning how to navigate various aspects of their recovery journey while on their college campuses. According to a survey completed by the National Eating Disorder […]

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Working in a Leadership Role While in Recovery: Is It Time to Step Down?

May 15, 2017

Stepping down from a leadership position to focus on eating disorder recovery is a brave and difficult choice to make. So, when do you know it’s time to step down and how should you do it? Making Recovery Your Priority […]

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Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Diet Pill Abuse

May 14, 2017

Eating disorder behaviors take many different forms, some more apparent than others. While we live in a culture saturated by the dieting mentality, many disordered eating behaviors often go unnoticed, as many individuals claim to be doing certain things in […]

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Genetic Risk Factors Connected to Binge Eating Disorder

May 12, 2017

New research findings, which were recently published in the journal of Biological Psychiatry, have uncovered more information about the genetic influences involved in binge eating disorder. In a study conducted at the Boston University School of Medicine, researchers have identified […]

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Addressing Body Image in Treatment Settings

May 12, 2017

Sponsored by Magnolia Creek The majority of individuals who struggle with an eating disorder, be it anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or any form of disordered eating, commonly experience some degree of body dissatisfaction. In fact, body image disturbance is […]

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Types of Depression and Their Relation to Eating Disorders

May 11, 2017

Depression is often used as a blanket term to encapsulate any time someone’s feelings of sadness or despair impact their daily functioning. However, few people know that there are numerous types of depressive disorders. These depressive disorders interact with co-occurring […]

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 Addressing Marijuana in Eating Disorder Recovery

May 7, 2017

Marijuana is becoming a fixture of discussion as more laws are passed regulating its medical use. In the eating disorder community, there are varying opinions as to using marijuana in eating disorder recovery and the role it can play. Marijuana […]

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Redefining Nutrition and Exercise in Eating Disorder Treatment

May 7, 2017

Sponsored by Magnolia Creek Eating disorders are complex psychiatric illnesses influenced by a variety of factors and stressors that impact a person in multiple ways, including physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Research has demonstrated that comprehensive treatment including a multidisciplinary […]

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When Cigarette Smoking is Used as an Appetite Suppressant

May 7, 2017

Tobacco use in the United States continues to be the leading cause of preventable deaths, disease, and disabilities, with nearly forty million adults smoking cigarettes in our nation [1]. It is estimated that approximately sixteen million people live with a […]

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Food Anxiety and the Challenges of Attending Social Events

May 7, 2017

Eating disorders often go hand-in-hand with mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Research has found that approximately two-thirds of individuals with eating disorders suffered from an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives, with over forty percent developing […]

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