Binge Eating Disorder is a relatively new diagnosis to the DSM-V, but most clinicians who specialize in eating disorders recognize that binge eating has been a serious eating disorder prior to its official recognition. Symptoms of BED This type of disordered eating can be defined as an individual who engages in binge eating, at least [...] Read More
Sharing your eating disorder struggle with a loved one can be anxiety-provoking. Knowing how to do this in a way that you can clearly state your struggles and needs is essential. It can also be a unique way for your loved ones to offer hope, understanding, and support. Remember Your Well-Being It is imperative to [...] Read More
Contributor: Dr. Gina Negrette serves as the Medical Director for Aloria Health. As I walk into the enrollment office for my annual physical, I am asked the normal barrage of questions: What is your name, current address, current insurance provider, phone number, etc. And then the question, “Who is your emergency contact and what is [...] Read More
Obesity is considered a chronic disease and treatment is typically consistent with long-term solutions to have effective weight loss. There are some statistics, however, that look at the long-term outcomes post surgery, and surgery statistics. Research One study looked at the long-term outcomes of lapband and bariatric surgery patients using a database to track progress, [...] Read More
In Part I, we explored the dark side of the internet and how that can harm impressionable minds and further disordered eating pathology and behavior. In Part II, we discussed the many ways the internet can promote recovery and foster empowerment when used in a positive way. Now, let’s touch on how Eating Disorder Hope [...] Read More
Eating Disorder Hope is a website dedicated to spreading pro-recovery messages about eating disorders by offering education, support, and information to those suffering, their loved ones, and eating disorder treatment providers. The first part of this series touched on the unfortunate dark-side to technological access. While some may use these advancements to harm others, researchers [...] Read More
We live in a transformative time where many of our interactions occur through technology. It was determined that, in 2017, Americans spend an average of 12 hours a day on media technology  What is it about this social and technological climate that makes online communities like Eating Disorder Hope not only helpful but necessary? [...] Read More
Bariatric surgery is becoming more common as a measure of weight loss. Often it is seen as a last resort or ‘magic’ surgery that will end the weight loss battle once and for all. There are many factors for an individual on how much weight they will lose with surgery. Often a person’s nutritional diet, [...] Read More
Eating disorders are mental health disorders that affect all areas of the mind and body. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are the three types of most common disorders. Often they are characterized as a multitude of factors such as restrictive or fasting diet changes, excessive or obsessive exercise, purging or laxative use [...] Read More
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