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3 Ways to Be in The Moment, with Atlanta Counselor TJ Prince

TRANSCRIPT: Ok, with great respect and great love, I’d like to great each and every one of you out there. I thought I’d take a few minutes and talk about the importance of mindfulness in psychotherapy. Read: Back to Basics, Depression 101 A lot of us struggle with negative mental…

Females with Anorexia Show Signs of Autism

Anorexia and Autism Autism spectrum disorders, which are many times more prevalent in males than females, might be presenting in female girls in a unique way, according to Kate Kelland of Reuters, and a study by Simon Baron-Cohen at Cambridge University. According to a recent study, female participants with the eating disorder anorexia…

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorder experts focus treatment around the distorted attitudes that those with BED have in regard to eating, weight and shape.  They also focus on the mood related symptoms such as anxiety or depression (American Psychological Association, 2010).  Treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy are commonly used…

Causes of Binge Eating Disorder

It is believed that the causes of BED usually fall into one of three categories:  biological, psychological and environmental.  It is believed by some that people affected by BED may have a genetic predisposition to develop an eating disorder.  They may also have altered brain chemicals (Mayo Clinic, 2010).  It…

Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is characterized by frequent episodes of out-of-control eating (American Psychological Association, 2010).  Unlike individuals who participate in bulimic behavior, those with BED do not purge themselves of excess caloric intake through self-induced vomiting or excessive exercise. (American Psychological Association, 2010) Symptoms include eating large amounts of…

College Eating Disorder Stats

Interesting College Eating Disorder Statistics Eating disorders are illnesses in which victims suffer severe disturbances in their eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. They affect several million people at any given time, usually women of ages 12-35. There are two main types of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia…