Tag Archives: Anorexia Nervosa

Orthorexia and Anorexia: Comparison and Correlation, Part I

Woman getting therapy Orthorexia Nervosa (ON) is a reasonably new eating disorder that is becoming more common and more well-known. Many compare this disorder to Anorexia Nervosa (AN) as they have a few overlapping symptoms. However, it is essential to be aware that both need to be considered different disorders and approached as such when it comes to [...]
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Anorexia or Orthorexia?

Woman with Anorexia in the rain Anorexia nervosa and orthorexia nervosa can and often confused with each other. There are some similarities to both disorders, but there are also many differences. Knowing the signs, symptoms, and differences of each disorder can help determine if you or a loved one is struggling with either disorder. Orthorexia Defined Unfortunately, orthorexia is not recognized [...]
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What Does it Take to Recover from Anorexia, Bulimia & BED

Woman working on Long-Lasting Recovery from Anorexia Recovering from an eating disorder takes many things. Often identifying triggers, stressors, and unhealthy behaviors is a significant part of the therapeutic process. Recovery is Broad First, there is physical recovery where it is normalization of the physical consequences of the eating disorder [1]. For those with anorexia, it is about medical stabilization and weight [...]
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10 Ways to Keep Hope Alive in Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa

Woman struggling with anorexia in the winter Eleanor Roosevelt once said that “the most important word in the English language is hope” [1]. How powerful hope can be! Hope the ability to connect us all to each other around a common cause. We find hope in many places, people and events. David Speigel researched the use of support group therapy and its [...]
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Preparing for Your First Week, Anorexia Inpatient Treatment

Woman in hat working the eating disorder recovery process Inpatient can be a scary experience if going for the first time for anorexia nervosa treatment. Within the first week, it will take some time to adjust to a new routine, meetings, and group setting. Often within the first week, there are parts of inpatient that you may not expect. Typically in inpatient, your weight [...]
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What Coping Tools Work for My Eating Disorder and Anxiety?

Woman throwing leaves to Focus on Life Coping skills are helpful in the recovery process. When someone with anorexia nervosa has a comorbid diagnosis of anxiety, often the phrase ‘coping skills’ can seem unhelpful. While working with your therapist, it is important to remember that how you cope with your symptoms can determine the rate of your progress while in treatment. Coping [...]
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Personal Treatment and Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders

Woman working on Long-Lasting Recovery from Anorexia No matter how much information is generated on eating disorders and co-occurring disorders, there will never be a one-size-fits-all treatment for the disorders. Researchers and clinicians can share those approaches and tools that work most of the time, but, just as every person is different, so are their disorders and the treatments that will help [...]
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Identifying Co-Occurring Depression in Teens with EDs

Teen with an eating disorder on a trail Adolescents experiencing an eating disorder (ED) are often diagnosed with co-occurring mood disorders, particularly depression. In fact, research estimates that 23-48% of adolescents with an ED have comorbid depression [1]. Additionally, approximately 11% of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN), and 50% with bulimia nervosa (BN) will experience depressive symptoms in conjunction with their ED symptoms. [...]
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