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 that, we’ve listed Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating which are a few of [...] Read More
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 to compare proportions of suicide attempts in eating disorder sub-groups. Contrary to common belief, eating [...] Read More
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) is a mental health disorder that is affecting Westernized society and the world, but it [...] Read More
“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 men and women, or words such as ‘starving’ or ‘perfection’ and tips on how to [...] Read More
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 . Executive Women and Ideal Beauty Eating disorders encompass anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Top leading fashion magazines more often than not display lean [...] Read More
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 their sport which can lead to a diagnosable eating disorder. Stress and Pressure Anorexia is [...] Read More
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. population has problematic relationships with food or exhibit disordered eating characteristics . Characteristics of These [...] Read More
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 more advanced research techniques. A breakthrough in one of these techniques has just yielded valuable [...] Read More
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 on what interventions and treatments are most effective in overcoming these disorders. Diagnosis Only AN [...] Read More
Part I of this series made it clear that, while they may share similar properties, Orthorexia Nervosa (ON) and Anorexia Nervosa (AN) are very different disorders. Jump into Part II to learn how these disorders impact the population as well as the physical, and emotional risks that they pose. Prevalence With the highest mortality rate [...] Read More
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