Tag Archives: Depression

Grief, Depression & Comfort Eating: A Common Combination

Woman struggling with grief and depression “Grief is a sign that you have loved and loved well” ~ Unknown Author Love is universal in the way it is shared. We all love. We do not have to understand another language to understand love. It is common among all human beings’ belief systems, feelings, thoughts, and religions. Grief is Emotional Grief can [...]
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Can My ED Recovery Coach Help with Co-Occurring Depression?

Woman smelling a flower and using Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery 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 exhausting when a person is struggling with the symptoms of depression, and even more so when an there is a co-occurring eating disorder. 33-50% of [...]
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Compulsive Eating & Depression: Seeking Professional Help

Woman struggling with depression Contributor: Melissa O’Neill, LCSW, Director of Program Development at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Addictions and eating disorders rarely manifest alone. Whereas a patient may have a primary diagnosis of anorexia or bulimia, it is likely that she will have a secondary diagnosis of anxiety, impulse control disorder, or obsessive compulsive disorder, to name but [...]
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Grounding Techniques: How Can they Help in ED Recovery?

Girl struggling with eating disorder recovery Contributor: Theresa Braun, B.S., Research Assistant at  The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Grounding is a type of therapeutic mindfulness tool often taught to individuals who struggle with trauma symptoms, such as flashbacks or dissociating.  Grounding techniques allow these individuals to cope safely with thoughts and emotions that can otherwise be disruptive or [...]
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Can Depression Be Caused By Malnutrition From an Eating Disorder?

Woman Dealing With a negative body image Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, are complex psychiatric illnesses that involve multiple risk factors, including biological and environmental components. A high percentage of individuals who struggle with an eating disorder also have a co-occurring mood disorder, such as depression. There are various forms of depressive disorders that can develop alongside an [...]
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