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Common Types of Eating Disorders and Behaviors

May 14, 2019

Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras The world of eating disorders is vast. With so many conditions, it can be difficult to find straightforward information on the common ones. To counteract […]

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High Suicide Risk in the Eating Disorder Population

February 19, 2019

Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use The eating disorder population is exposed to a greater probability of suicide and attempted suicide. A recent study, conducted by the University of Bologna, Italy, executed a meta-analysis of previous studies in order […]

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Competitive Female Athletes & Anorexia Nervosa

April 25, 2018

The American culture has long been obsessed with the importance of being thin, especially in the female population.

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The Fasting Saint & History of Anorexia Nervosa

February 3, 2018

The history of anorexia nervosa and fasting is a fascinating one. It has been traced for hundreds of years across the globe. Most interesting is the history of Saints and anorexia across the span of time. Current anorexia nervosa (AN) […]

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Thinspiration, Bonespiration, and Social Media Concerns

February 1, 2018

“Thinspiration” is a phrase that has caught on within social media like wildfire and has started a world of pro-ana and pro-mia websites that promote and support eating disorder behaviors. Images that typically come with the phrase ‘thinspiration’ are underweight […]

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Executive Women and Anorexia: Leaders May Imply Lean is Powerful

January 31, 2018

Eating disorders among women over 30 is becoming more common, and a study suggests that almost 4% of middle-aged women between their 40s and 50s are affected by an eating disorder [1]. Executive Women and Ideal Beauty Eating disorders encompass […]

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Athletes & Anorexia: Why Being Lean Has Become An Obsession

January 25, 2018

Many sports are judged on the body-type, weight, and performance of an athlete. Aesthetic sports may be more susceptible to eating disorders and when comparing self to others, behaviors can increase rigid eating, engagement in over-exercise programs, and over-commit to […]

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Disordered Eating Levels & Diagnosis: What is Wrong With Me?

January 23, 2018

Disordered eating is becoming a popular term within clinical settings and can be part of a severe eating disorder. Westernized societies often have unrealistic views on dieting, weight, shape, and exercise. Research has shown that over 50% of the U.S. […]

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Avatars & Anorexia: What We Can Learn About Body Image

January 15, 2018

The relationship between eating disorders and technology is complicated. Technological advancements have brought about social media and harmful pro-eating disorder websites that increase the prevalence of eating disorders. Even so, technology has also lead to powerful online recovery communities and […]

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Orthorexia and Anorexia – Comparison and Correlation, Part III

January 15, 2018

The first two parts of this series have shown that the behavioral foundations and consequences of Orthorexia Nervosa (ON) and Anorexia Nervosa (AN) make them formidable disorders to treat. Part III of this series moves past this gloom to focus […]

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