Tag Archives: Anorexia Nervosa

Common Types of Eating Disorders and Behaviors

Group therapy session discussing Common Types of Eating Disorders 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 [...]
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High Suicide Risk in the Eating Disorder Population

Girl struggling with perfection traits and has a High Suicide Risk who needs Early Intervention 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 [...]
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The Fasting Saint & History of Anorexia Nervosa

Woman drinking water 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 [...]
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Thinspiration, Bonespiration, and Social Media Concerns

Man researching exposure-based therapy on his iPad “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 [...]
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Executive Women and Anorexia: Leaders May Imply Lean is Powerful

Executive women in a business meeting 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 anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Top leading fashion magazines more often than not display lean [...]
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Athletes & Anorexia: Why Being Lean Has Become An Obsession

athletes running on the bridge 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 [...]
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Disordered Eating Levels & Diagnosis: What is Wrong With Me?

Woman laying in grass, struggling with Disordered Eating 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 [1]. Characteristics of These [...]
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Avatars & Anorexia: What We Can Learn About Body Image

Woman with anorexia in the wheat 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 [...]
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Orthorexia and Anorexia – Comparison and Correlation, Part III

Woman with anorexia 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 [...]
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