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
Do I have BED? This is a powerful question as Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a type of eating disorder that can easily effect anyone. The range of severity varies, but it can affect both men and women and individuals of any age. Unfortunately, BED is often seen in people who have experienced a trauma [...] Read More
Each eating disorder subtype is unique in its predictors, behaviors, and motivators. The newest of these disorders to be formally recognized is Binge Eating Disorder, commonly referred to as BED. So, how does one Overcome Binge Eating Disorder? While the formal recognition is new, the disorder itself is not. BED has been around for quite [...] Read More
While both men and women experience challenges with food, body image, and eating behaviors, social stigmas continue to perpetuate the idea that eating disorders are “women’s problems.” But what men who overeat overcome the challenge of binge eating? As such, men that struggle with disordered eating often remain silent and feel overwhelming shame, isolation, and [...] Read More
The term “high-achieving” may seem self-explanatory, but there are a few behaviors and traits that stand out as high-achieving. Individuals that have high-achieving personalities, first and foremost, have a strong desire to accomplish their goals. They are adept at combining these desires with their motivation, resources, and abilities to ensure that the goals are met. [...] Read More
Binge Eating Disorder is a relatively new diagnosis to the DSM-V, but most clinicians who specialize in eating disorders recognize that binge eating has been a serious eating disorder prior to its official recognition. Symptoms of BED This type of disordered eating can be defined as an individual who engages in binge eating, at least [...] Read More
It is common for children to have growth spurts and increasing appetites How do you know then if your child is engaging in binge eating or has a normal developmental appetite? Binge eating can be defined as when a person turns to food to cope with stressful situations. It is an unhealthy relationship with food and [...] Read More
While it is the most common eating disorder, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) was not added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a free-standing disorder until 2013. Being the new kid on the block does not mean it should be underestimated, as BED affects 3.5% of women and 2% of men and [...] Read More
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 . For those with anorexia, it is about medical stabilization and weight [...] Read More
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