Knowing if you have an eating disorder can be challenging in today’s society. Many images on social media, television and other platforms portray mixed messages of what is a healthy versus unhealthy look for men and women. So how would you know if you have Anorexia? Eating disorders are not simply an unhealthy lifestyle. Eating disorders [...] Read More
It can be disconcerting to hear that a fundamental part of who you are has played a role in you developing an eating disorder. This is especially difficult when one considers that these personality traits don’t simply disappear upon recovery. Despite their role in your eating disorder, these traits are not all bad. They make [...] Read More
A Condé Nast ad with an “ultra lean” model has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), scoring a major victory in the battle to hold publishers and companies accountable for the potentially harmful content they create. What Happened? The ad was brought to the attention of the ASA in June 2017, when an [...] Read More
Contributor: Michelle Wells, The Meadows Ranch When my friend told me that her teenage daughter entered an intensive outpatient program for the treatment of anorexia, I hugged her, and then I congratulated her. “This is great news,” I said. A surprising response, maybe, but it was heartfelt. I encouraged her and celebrated because I knew [...] Read More
It can be difficult to know when you are fully recovered from your eating disorder. The concept of full recovery and when it can be determined is often controversial, even among mental health professionals. The relatively high rate of recurrence of anorexia nervosa is something those in the field aim to reduce through improved treatment and [...] Read More
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