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Eating Disorder


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…

Beyond the stereotype: What do eating disorders look like?

Today’s society places tremendous importance on body size and shape. People of all ages are consumed with physical beauty. With celebrities flaunting their lives on social media, magazines showing photoshopped, airbrushed models, and television shows creating flawless fictional characters, it’s easy for anyone to become obsessed with his or her…

Talking to your Family about Childhood Obesity

Obesity is a very difficult subject to discuss with loved ones, especially children. Unfortunately, the issue is complicated by feelings of guilt, shame, blame and embarrassment. We have unfortunately gotten caught up in the “blame game” surrounding this issue. We want to blame advertisers, the school systems, food advertisements, fast…

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…

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