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Overeating: What if My Brain Loves to Eat?

October 20, 2017

We’ve all been there – you find something you enjoy eating and, next thing you know, you’ve devoured it until you’re uncomfortably over-stuffed. It seems obvious that this behavior likely occurs because we love the food we’re eating so much. […]

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Perfectionism and Eating Disorders: Breaking the Cycle

October 19, 2017

Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation Why does the human heart so strive for perfection? What is it about its harmony, beauty, and ethereality that […]

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Serena Williams Addresses Body Image in a Letter to Her Mom

October 19, 2017

Serena Williams has long been an inspiration to women. For over 20 years, she has fought back against racism, sexism, and body-shamers while excelling at her craft on the tennis courts. Williams continued to inspire and speak on issues that […]

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BBC Opens a Window on the Struggles of Those with Diabulimia

October 19, 2017

The title of a new BBC Three and BBC Newsbeat documentary, “Diabulimia: The World’s Most Dangerous Addiction,” may sound overdramatic but it isn’t far from the truth. Pathology Diabulimia is the “deliberate omission or underuse of insulin to control weight […]

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Recent Findings About Food Avoidance and Restriction

October 18, 2017

It is becoming increasingly popular to stop eating a particular type of food due to perceived food intolerance or allergies. Many people say that they have “cut back on” or “cut out” dairy, sugar, gluten, etc. The truth is, engaging […]

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Neurobehavioral Therapy – NFB, CES, HRV, HEG, Chi Machine

October 18, 2017

Contributor: Deirdre Stewart, LPC, SEP, BCN, Director of Trauma Resolution Services for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare One of the most prevalent markers seen with eating disordered patients we treat is low Alpha. Therefore, the majority of devices in The Brain Center […]

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Genetic Influence of Eating Disorders

October 17, 2017

Until recently eating disorders were believed to originate from influences of developmental, social, and biological factors. Now, in the world of mental health, researchers are beginning to understand that there is also a genetic influence on eating disorders. Studies We […]

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Anorexia Nervosa and Its Long-Term Repercussions

October 16, 2017

Anorexia is a severe medical, physical, emotional, and mental disease. It affects all areas of the body both in the short and long-term. Knowing what symptoms are part of your disorder can help you work with your treatment team and […]

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ARFID & Eating Disorder Treatment for Youth

October 15, 2017

ARFID and eating disorders are more common than once believed co-occurring disorders among youth and treatment can be challenging, but manageable for families. What is ARFID Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a disorder that affects kids and is […]

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Bulimia, Brain Stimulation, and Hope

October 14, 2017

In early 2017 a preliminary study found that symptoms of an eating disorder were lessened due to electrical stimulation of the brain, most specifically, bulimia nervosa [1]. This study looked at 39 individuals who had bulimia and did 20-minutes sessions […]

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