Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders on College Campuses

Lady dealing with an eating disorder and depression Crimes of a sexual nature are gaining attention throughout the United States. Today, sexual assault is epidemic on college campuses. The grim statistic is that one in four college women will be the victim of sexual assault during her academic career.* Sexual assault is typically code for rape, arguably one of the most horrific and [...]
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Eating Disorders in Homosexual Men

While eating disorders have been commonly stereotyped to occur in young females, recent attention has been drawn towards men who also struggle with these diseases.  Though traditionally eating disorders are associated with women, an increasing number of men are being diagnosed with these mental health illnesses, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.  Recent [...]
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Sexual Harassment and Male Eating Disorders

Man in suit running with umbrella Unfortunately, with stereotypes madly circling about eating disorders, men continue to be poorly understood, as they too, are susceptible to developing these diseases.  Though research has demonstrated that women are more likely to develop an eating disorder than their male counterpart, this may grossly overlook the men who do struggle with eating and body image [...]
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More Ethnic Minorities Are Suffering From Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have been described in Western literature for centuries, with the term “anorexia nervosa” being coined by a British physician, Sir William Gull, in 1873 [1]. In the non-Western world, eating disorders have really only emerged in the medical literature since the late 1970s; however, people have been writing about eating-related illnesses internationally for [...]
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What Are the Physical Effects of Bulimia?

Central Park Views Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Bulimia nervosa, often referred to as bulimia, is an eating disorder that can affect a person’s quality of life across multiple domains — from self-esteem and social relationships to health and daily functioning. The disorder, which involves patterns of excessive eating followed by efforts to purge or severely [...]
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Obesity & Eating Disorders

Obesity and eating disorders are serious challenges that are not discussed in relation to one another enough. This is especially true when one considers the high prevalence-rate of both in the United States. Approximately 11 million people in the world struggle with eating disorders and worldwide obesity rates tripling since 1975 [1]. Obesity and eating [...]
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Eating Disorders in Teen Boys

As our culture understands more about mental health, it is understood that mental illness does not discriminate. Disorders once thought to be primarily experienced by a single population are now being found in diverse groups of people. A key example of this is eating disorders. While previously believed to be suffered primarily by females, research [...]
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Can You Self-Diagnose an Eating Disorder?

Scrolling through the Internet Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center You just watched a TikTok video of someone describing what they say are the symptoms of binge-eating disorder. They’re not an expert, but what they described sounds like something you’ve been going through. So, you search for more TikTok videos of people who say that they have binge-eating [...]
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How SSRI’s Can Help Treat Eating Disorders

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, more commonly referred to as SSRIs, are some of the most commonly known psychiatric medications. Medications that fall under the drug family of SSRIs are “often used as first-line pharmacotherapy for depression and numerous other psychiatric disorders due to their safety, efficacy, and tolerability [1].” You may hear about SSRIs in [...]
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