Christian Content Track For Christians, the power of the Christmas story is that hope lies with a baby born in a farmhouse to a young woman 2,000 years ago. Charles Wesley, in his well-known Christmas hymn, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, bids us to join the angels as they proclaim Jesus’ incarnation: Christ by highest heav’n [...] Read More
You may have heard of the acronym, ARFID, but not know what it stands for. It is a lesser-known type of Eating Disorder, and it stands for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. This disorder, by the name, is often thought of as a form of “picky-eating,” but it actually is much more complex than this. According [...] Read More
Our culture is constantly chasing the concept of instant gratification. In fact, this is one of the factors that make an individual vulnerable to developing disordered eating patterns as a “quick fix” to achieve a certain appearance or resolve personal or mental health challenges. But, eating disorder recovery is not a “quick fix”. It is this [...] Read More
Many of us know the main eating disorder diagnoses – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. However, beyond these, there are many disordered eating behaviors and potential diagnoses such as Night Eating Syndrome (NES) that are described under the “Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder” category of the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Given the physical, psychological, and social transformations that are characteristic of adolescence, it is not uncommon for a teen to experience temporary challenges related to healthy or appropriate emotion regulation strategies. For teenage girls who have developed anorexia nervosa or a depressive disorder, the likelihood that they [...] Read More
I do a lot of writing for Eating Disorder Hope, something that I enjoy and take seriously. Often I write in the third-person and approach a topic with the attitude of a journalist objectively reporting on a topic. At times, I put more of my own experience as a therapist into an issue, hoping that [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Body dysmorphia is defined as “a mental health disorder in which you can’t stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance — a flaw that appears minor or can’t be seen by others. But you may feel so embarrassed, ashamed, and anxious that you may avoid many social situations.”  [...] Read More
Research shows that half of all adults make New Year’s resolutions. Yet, less than 10% keep them for more than a few months . Many of these resolutions are related to things we want because we are told we need them to be happy, and the most common ones are dieting and increasing exercise. So, [...] Read More
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a mental health treatment methodology that has been around since psychologist Marsha Linehan developed it in the 1980s to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Over time, it has become clear that this treatment is effective at treating BPD and so many other mental illnesses. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a twist on [...] Read More
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