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How to Choose and Eating Disorder Interventionist

How to Choose and Eating Disorder Interventionist Is someone you care about struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or another eating disorder? It’s hard to know what to do or how to help someone with this sensitive issue. You may be afraid of offending them. You may feel helpless and not know what to do. Perhaps you’ve already tried talking to this person and they denied they have a problem

Programming with patience and love

Hello, my name is Ewala. I come from the planet Alawe, in the galaxy Ewala, in the universe Alawe. But the point is I tried. If you think you need to go to the bakery, please do so now, because I do not want to be interrupted while I tell you my story. …but anyway, I have been thinking about my happiness lately and have come to the conclusion that

Screening for Eating Disorders

Screening for Eating Disorders Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating are initially diagnosed based upon symptoms and habits. Physical evidence is found through lab tests and exams, but an initial diagnosis is based upon behaviors and emotional and physical symptoms reported by the patient. Because eating disorders can be hard on the body and brain, several tests may be conducted once an initial concern is clear. A

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

Family Therapy

Family Therapy Family therapy brings parents, siblings and extended family members such as aunts, uncles and grandparents into the treatment process. The family system has its own structure and patterns of communication, which may be defined by parenting style, personalities and other influences. Every individual is, in part, a product of the environment they grew up in. Family plays an important role in our emotional, physical and spiritual development since

Yoga Eating Disorder Recovery

Yoga Yoga can be helpful for eating disorder recovery and can also be used abusively as an active eating disorder behavior. Know the benefits. Call Today (888) 360-1333 Physical exercise is essential for balanced health but traditional aerobic exercise brings an emphasis on calorie and fat burning. For those recovering from eating disorders, this mindset and practice can contribute to cycles of unhealthy thoughts: self-judgment, self-loathing and the compulsive need

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

Pregnancy and Eating Disorders

Pregnancy and Eating Disorders Call Today (888) 360-1333 If you suffer from an eating disorder or you are in recovery, deciding to have a baby must be a thoughtful process. There are many things to consider, from fertility to conception to delivery. Being pregnant can be emotionally and physically draining for every woman. But the recovering woman must consider risks to herself and to her unborn child. The woman active in

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

Financial Impact of Eating Disorders

The Financial Impact of Eating Disorders Call Today (888) 360-1333 All forms of eating disorders impacts the suffering individual as well as family, friends, employers and the community. The emotional and physical effects are devastating. The financial impact of eating disorders is rarely considered. For the binge eater, the cost of food – whether eating at home or in the community – can be significant. But beyond this, all individuals who