Co-Occurring Disorders

Perfectionism Drives Eating Disorders

PTSD/Trauma Some things we do know about trauma is that it is common in women. Approximately five out of ten women experience a traumatic event. While both men and women report the same symptoms of PTSD (hyperarousal, reexperiencing, avoidance, and numbing), some symptoms are more common for women or men. We do know that women are more likely to be jumpy, to have more trouble feeling emotions, and to avoid

Eating Disorders Substance Abuse

Eating Disorders Substance Abuse? Call Today for Help (888) 360-1333 Eating disorders and substance abuse affect millions around the world – nearly 3% of all Americans. Eating disorders were considered a young women’s issue until research showed a significant increase in the number of men suffering and much diversity in the age and race of sufferers. Though young women remain the largest demographic who struggle, eating disorders affect everyone. Recent statistics show

Mental Health & Eating Disorders

Associated Mental Health & Eating Disorders It is not uncommon that a person with an eating disorder also suffers from other psychological disorders. Not all people with mental illness have an eating disorder and not all who have an eating disorder have additional mental illness. Part of treatment is determining which disorder is primary, the eating disorder or the mental illness. The two disorders may co-exist or they may substitute one

Dual diagnosis treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment helps with co-occurring alcohol or drug addiction & mental health disorders like an eating disorder, depression or anxiety. It is also called co-occurring disorder. The following pairings are among the most common forms of dual diagnosis: Depression and Addiction Anxiety and Addiction Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Personality Disorders and Addiction Schizophrenia and Addiction Drug and alcohol addiction is often accompanied by co-occurring emotional, psychological and/or psychiatric conditions. Studies show

Perfectionism Drives Eating Disorders

Perfectionism Drives Eating Disorders Call Today (888) 360-1333 Perfectionism can be a healthy personality trait – one that drives personal ambition, a desire for excellence and for success. But perfectionism at its extreme is destructive. It can lead to obsessive-compulsive disorder and to feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness and depression. It is a maladaptive way of coping with negative feelings and stress. It can prevent a person from feeling good about

Eating Disorders and Shoplifting

Eating Disorders and Shoplifting Call Today (888) 360-1333 Shoplifting and eating disorders have a commonality in impulsivity and obsessive thoughts. Some who suffer from bulimia or compulsive eating also struggle with shoplifting. As with a food addiction, there is a habit of hoarding food or objects, a rush of adrenaline associated with taking items not paid for, and the depression, embarrassment and shame that follows. Bulimic shoppers usually steal items associated