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Does my friend have an eating disorder? If you’re concerned about a friend’s eating habits, educate yourself and be compassionate when opening up about your suspicions

Educate Yourself First, Talk to Your Friend Second If you suspect a friend or loved one has an eating disorder you should first educate yourself about the disorder. You want to familiarize yourself with the signs of an eating disorder, gain a better understanding of why people develop eating disorders…

How can I develop a healthy relationship with food? Eat mindfully, enjoy your food, and focus on quality not quantity

We’re bombarded with information about food and dieting on a daily basis—this can cause one to be overcritical about their eating habits and ultimately develop an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead of focusing on the latest diet craze, losing weight, or crunching numbers, we should put our energy into cultivating…

Scott Griffiths Discusses Muscle Dysmorphia: The Male Eating Disorder

Scott Griffiths is a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He researches eating and body image disorders, including muscle dysmorphia, anorexia nervosa, body dysmorphic disorder, anabolic steroids, and the contributions that masculinity, femininity, and stigma make to these. In this TEDxSydney Talk, Scott discusses…

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment DSM-5 307.59 (F50.8)

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a newly recognized eating disorder that can occur throughout life—in infants, children, teens and adults, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), which is published by the American Psychiatric Association. The disorder was originally diagnosed in infants and…

What is Pica Disorder? Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

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Shades of Blue: Here are 10 Types of Depression

About Depression Simply defined, depression means feeling depressed. It’s a feeling, not a limiting character trait (although it can CERTAINLY feel like the latter). Read: Back to Basics, Depression 101 It can wear the face of Sylvia Plath or Kurt Cobain — the brilliant artist going out in a blaze…