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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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. [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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