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  • Talk Therapy – A Long Road To Recovery

      When you become obsessed with your diet and eating habits, your emotions begin to hinge on that obsession. — Dawn Delgado LMFT, CEDS-S Many people with eating disorders are deeply ashamed of their problem. Society stigmatizes mental illness and in the case eating disorders, many believe that the condition is self-inflicted. For this reason,…

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  • Eating Disorders – Help Is At Hand

      Remember that eating disorders aren’t really about weight and food.  They are expressing something else troubling happening in their life. — Susan Albers Psy.D. Millions of people from around the world are affected by eating disorders, a medical condition that affects both men and women. These conditions can occur at any time during a lifespan, but…

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  • Eating Disorders In Middle Aged Women

        Until recently, eating disorders were considered a condition largely restricted to adolescents and young adults. But research carried out at the University College London has found that three percent of women in their forties and fifties have newly diagnosed eating disorders. 5300 women in this age group participated in the study. In older…

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  • The Psychology Behind Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa is a multi-factorial mental disorder that affects mostly women. This means that it is caused by many interrelated factors and in many instances, there is no single factor to link to disorder. Whatever is the cause, the concern of the individual is to attain an “acceptable” body figure by aggressive means up to…

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  • Getting Help – How to Overcome an Eating Disorder

    Assessing the Situation If you suspect that you may have an eating disorder, the first course of action should be to analyze your family’s past, your current mental state, and attitude towards food. It’s extremely rare for an eating disorder to develop without some kind of risk factor. Eating disorders often run in families, so…

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  • The Relationship Between Depression And Eating Disorders

      What is Depression?   Depression is most simply defined as feeling sad with little to no change in mood for at least weeks at a time. Common symptoms include the following: extreme sadness losing interest in things that one enjoyed in the past feeling tired change in eating and sleeping patterns feeling worthless In…

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  • Symptoms Of Typical Eating Disorders

     In our weight-biased culture, when a fat person loses weight, it is almost always seen as a good thing. Even when that weight loss is caused by an eating disorder. — Alexis Conason Psy.D. Anorexia: Common Symptoms and Warning Signs Anorexia, also called anorexia nervosa, most typically involves an obsession with one’s weight and calorie…

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  • How to Acknowledge an Eating Disorder

    Diagnosis: Physical Exam The most common physiological symptoms of eating disorders include, but aren’t necessarily limited to, high/low blood pressure, slow breathing and pulse rates, dry skin or hair, and brittle nails. All of these symptoms, tooth decay, heart irregularities, and extreme dehydration (the most tell tale sign of bulimia), are typical indications of bulimia….

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  • Three Types Of Eating Disorders

    People commonly misperceive that individuals with eating disorders are “vain” or that eating disorders are all about wanting to look thin like models in the magazines. However, the reality is that eating disorders are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. — Jennifer Rollin MSW, LCSW-C Awareness of eating disorders is not that…

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