Tag Archives: Coping Mechanisms

BED and Depression: The Dangers of Self-Medicating with Food

College girl smiling into the camera Depression commonly occurs alongside those struggling with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and the combination of the two can have long-standing consequences. Researchers and clinicians have explored the relationship between both disorders, looking at causality, directionality, and symptomology, and have found that binge eating often develops as an avoidant coping mechanism that distracts from feelings of [...]
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Effective Coping Tools When Feeling Overwhelmed Through Change

Girl struggling with life satisfaction and eating disorder People deal with change in different ways. Some welcome it with open arms. For others, it can be a significant trigger. There is a variety of effective coping tools available to guide you through change and transitional periods. Knowing which coping tools work for you is half the battle and can prevent unwelcome change from [...]
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Coping with Election Aftermath in Ways that Promote Recovery

Coping after the Election Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Director of Operations & Business Development at Eating Disorder Hope The recent presidential election has been one of the most divisive in our nation’s history. There is clearly a massive divide among Americans, the reality of which has left many feeling hopeless. This election has uniquely impacted the eating disorder community [...]
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Integrating Healthy Coping Mechanisms Within the Family

Family posing for a photo Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Supporting a family member that has an eating disorder often means learning how to collectively work as a unit towards a common cause. As a loved goes through treatment, family members may learn new aspects about themselves and their family as [...]
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