About one in 44 children are diagnosed with autism.  Many of these children develop significant food rituals that are hard to break. Sometimes, those habits are significant enough to [...] Read More
Years of research has shown that adolescents who have an eating disorder are at high risk for developing a co-occurring mental health disorder.
Years of research has shown that it’s not uncommon for adolescents who have an eating disorder to develop other mental health concerns. Left untreated, this can significantly impact their overall [...] Read More
Self-harm and shame tend to go hand-in-hand for many individuals who also have an eating disorder. Self-injury can be described as hurting oneself on purpose and deliberately. Individuals self-harm for [...] Read More
Eating disorders and addictions tend to be commonly associated. In addition to addictive behaviors, compulsive eating patterns have been associated with high-risk substance abuse . Some sufferers turn to alcohol [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 . [...] Read More
Depression stems from various factors. Social, biological, emotional, and economic factors can play a role in the development of depression within an individual. It can be both physically and mentally [...] Read More
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