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Signs Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder

A young Teen May Have an Eating Disorder Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras In an era where teens are constantly bombarded with images of what they should look like and how they should portray themselves on social media, it’s natural to worry about them developing an eating disorder. According to the National Institute [...]
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Obesity & Bariatric Surgery: Complications of Unresolved EDs

Woman standing near water An individual who has bariatric surgery often struggles with emotional and mental issues after the procedure. For those who have unresolved eating disorders, the concerns can be even more profound. Complications such as cross addictions, physical difficulties, and emotional problems can and do arise. When an individual is a candidate for bariatric surgery, it is [...]
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Eating Disorders or Food Phobias: Complexities and Overlaps

Woman in hat working the eating disorder recovery process Eating disorders and food phobias are different in nature and typically are different in treatment modalities. Both can involve having foods that are avoided and restrictive food intake. Eating Disorders Quickly Explained Eating Disorders are typically concerned with weight, body size, and shape coupled with a fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. Food phobias [...]
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5 Steps to Help You Achieve Long Term Recovery From Binge Eating Disorder

Group experiencing aftercare in recovery Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope The Nature of Eating Disorders Because eating disorders develop from a number of complex factors, there is much debate about whether someone can be fully recovered or not from these psychiatric illnesses. Many of the influencing components of eating [...]
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How Long Must I Be in Recovery to See a Reversal of Side Effects?

College social anxiety Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Eating disorders are not diseases of vanity, contrary to popular belief. They are not about achieving a certain look or pant size – a far cry from this in fact. Eating disorders are deadly psychiatric illnesses that result [...]
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Eating Disorder Awareness for Mental Health Professionals

Parent involvement in group therapy Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope Because of the complex nature of eating disorders, comprehensive treatment is a necessity for finding full recovery. Eating disorders are considered a psychiatric illness, and eating disorder specialists within the realm of mental health should be part of a [...]
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Maintaining Structure and Supporting Recovery During Summer Vacation

Young woman facing eating disorder Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Summer vacation is something that we often look forward to every year, as this season signifies a break from the normal routine that is usually followed. Whether in school or working, many individuals utilize the summer season as a time for [...]
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Managing a Meal Plan On Vacation With Limited Food Choices

Woman with eating disorder on vacation standing in front of a car Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Perhaps one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects about recovery is becoming well enough to begin doing things in life that interest you or that you previously enjoyed. Having an eating disorder often robs you of the things in life [...]
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Addressing and Treating Co-Occurring Eating Disorder and Personality Disorder

Sitting by tree Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope The more eating disorders are researched, the clearer it is to see the evidence that demonstrates the complexity of these illnesses. Eating disorders, even with their defining criteria, are as unique as the individual who struggles with them. [...]
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Are Eating Disorders Preventable? What Does Research Tell Us?

Young woman needing Treatment For ARFID Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Eating disorders are complex diseases that can be difficult to understand and put the pieces together. Having an eating disorder often means also having a multitude of questions that often go unanswered; such as how did the eating disorder develop? What [...]
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