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ARFID & Eating Disorder Treatment for Youth

October 15, 2017

ARFID and eating disorders are more common than once believed co-occurring disorders among youth and treatment can be challenging, but manageable for families. What is ARFID Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a disorder that affects kids and is […]

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Bulimia, Brain Stimulation, and Hope

October 14, 2017

In early 2017 a preliminary study found that symptoms of an eating disorder were lessened due to electrical stimulation of the brain, most specifically, bulimia nervosa [1]. This study looked at 39 individuals who had bulimia and did 20-minutes sessions […]

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When Veganism and ED Symptoms Overlap: Is It Disordered?

October 14, 2017

Veganism is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle, with prevalence more than doubling in 3 years from 1% of the US population to 2.5% as of 2013 [1]. As with anything heavily focused on food, it is important to discuss the […]

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Skinny Models in the Media & Eating Disorders

October 14, 2017

Fashion, beauty, and the thin ideal. These are some of the standards within the modeling industry, and with photoshop, many magazines, social media, and Hollywood promote the idea of the ‘perfect’ body and look. For many who strive to be […]

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Relationship Between Anorexia and Celiac Disease

October 13, 2017

A study conducted that looked at the connection between celiac disease (CD) and anorexia nervosa (AN) [1]. They looked at adult women who had a diagnosis of celiac disease prior to an eating disorder and found that the eating disorder […]

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Eating Makes Me Happy

October 13, 2017

I Feel Good Dopamine is our reward center within our brain. It is the chemical that is released when we do something that makes us feel good. It is also the neurotransmitter that is responsible for hunger and sensation cues. […]

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Using Alcohol to Perpetuate Eating Disorder Behaviors

October 13, 2017

Eating disorders commonly occur alongside co-existing mental health conditions. Yet, even with this knowledge, it is shocking to learn that only 9% of the general population abuse alcohol and drugs while 50% of individuals with eating disorders do so [1]. […]

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Bulimia in Royalty – Inside Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder

October 12, 2017

Instances are few-and-far between of public figures discussing their eating disorders in years past. One instance of this that left an indelible impact came from a woman who has become known for her resilience in the face of private turmoil […]

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Stress, Tolerating the Unknown & Eating Disorder Development

October 12, 2017

Eating disorders and not all about food. It is often an underlying issue such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, or trauma that lead a person to cope with symptoms through disordered eating, unhealthy coping behaviors, and obsessive thoughts and worry […]

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Bulimia: A Tool for Relief From Self-rejection & Criticism

October 12, 2017

Emotional regulation develops over time, and our early experiences and interactions with parents, caregivers, and adults significantly influences how we learn to identify, manage, and express our emotions. Emotional dysregulation is when a person experiences vulnerability and invalidating interactions from […]

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