Every parent is in a constant fight to protect their children, whether it be from playground scrapes to broken hearts. But, as the world changes, so do the dangers that can reach today’s youth. One of those dangers is disordered eating. Approximately 3% of U.S. adolescents are affected by an eating disorder . EDs are [...] Read More
Eating disorders are all too common among adolescents. Often we think of anorexia or bulimia as the most common types of EDs and do not frequently think of obesity as being a symptom of binge eating disorder. These issues affect both males and females, and in past research, it has been shown that teens who [...] Read More
Being a teenager in eating disorder recovery is incredibly rough. While you’ve been battling something severe, it may feel like everyone has kept moving without you, and you need to jump back in at full speed. Instead, ease back into life and take care of yourself as you do so. Find Your Happy It’s cliche [...] Read More
Eating disorders and addictions tend to be commonly associated. In addition to addictive behaviors, compulsive eating patterns have been associated with high-risk substance abuse . Some sufferers turn to alcohol and substances to manage and cope with overwhelming thoughts and emotions. According to the Eating Disorders Coalition, over 90% of those suffering from an eating [...] Read More
To properly treat eating disorders (EDs), clinicians must use the best tools for every population. Researchers are continually working to ensure that every questionnaire, test, and treatment involved in ED identification, rehabilitation, and recovery is effective and evidence-based. Through this research, a recent study has found that what is “possibly the most widely used self-report [...] Read More
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 typically described by caregivers as picking eating or highly restrictive eating. Symptoms consist of a [...] Read More
The recent hyper-focus on weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) in schools has influenced many dangerous trends, including increased engagement in disordered eating, higher likelihood of participating in dangerous dieting trends, poor self-esteem, low-body image and more. Weight-reduction public campaigns that are intended to promote messages of health may actually be stigmatizing individuals who may [...] Read More
High school is a time of transition of growth, both for teenagers and their families, and many different changes can occur during the high school years, especially as a teenager develops more autonomy and independence. The high school years can also be a sensitive time for students who may be vulnerable to developing an eating [...] Read More
Finding out your teenage son has binge eating disorder (BED) can be overwhelming. It is difficult to know where to start when you are processing that your child needs help. There are several steps you can take to support your son, as well as organizations that are available with resources and treatment. How You Can [...] Read More
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