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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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  • Anorexia Nervosa – An Eating Disorder That Can Be Fatal

    In my many years of talking with teens and learning about their personal thoughts on their eating disorders, it has always been sad. I have also come across parents who almost lost their girls due to anorexia or bulimia. It may seem exaggerated for other people. They think that teens with these disorders are faking…

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  • How to Help a Loved One with an Eating Disorder

      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 Recognizing the Signs If you think…

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  • Binge Eating Disorder – The Basics

      Overview and Symptoms Binge eating disorder is one of the lesser known eating disorders, however, it’s just as harmful and life threatening as any other. Binge eating disorder, also known as BED, involves an individual eating an unnecessarily large quantity of food very quickly, regularly, and to the point of pain or discomfort. Despite…

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  • How Eating Disorders Develop

    Mental Illnesses and Eating Disorders Mental illnesses are often the culprit when it comes to the origin of how eating disorders come to be. Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders that can aid in the development of unhealthy eating habits. Mental illnesses make it easier to be susceptible to low self-esteem,…

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  • The Connection Between Anxiety And 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 Overview About 67% of individuals with eating…

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  • Stressed Out – Eating Disorders And Stress

    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 Stress and Anorexia Nervosa     Stress…

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