The Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa Many women and men look in the mirror and wish they were thinner or in better shape. But for some, the desire to be thin becomes an obsession. Anorexia nervosa is a multifaceted eating disorder. Anorexics refuse to maintain weight, they have a tremendous fear of gaining weight and over time they develop a distorted body image. Once anorexia is developed, the anorexic
Women have different perspectives and needs when it comes to treatment for addictions, eating disorders, and other mental and behavioral health issues. Research shows that women are more likely than men to recognize the signs of a mental health problem and seek treatment. The type of treatment that works best for one woman may differ from another. While some find healing in treatment with other women, others may feel most
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
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 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
Laxatives, Diuretics and Diet Pills Call Today (888) 360-1333 People with eating disorders sometimes abuse laxatives, diuretics and diet pills. Using these medications for weight loss is associated with binge eating, bulimia and other types of eating disorders. Diuretics, also called water pills, are prescribed for patients suffering from heart disease, kidney disease and other illnesses, as they remove excess water from the blood, reducing swelling and bloating around vital organs.
Celebrities Eating Disorders and how that impacts the public. Call Today (888) 360-1333 Many celebrities have struggled with eating disorders and have come forward to tell their stories to help others. Here are some of their stories and how they found help. Lady Gaga recently opened up that she has battled anorexia and bulimia since she was 15 years old. She recently gained 25 healthy pounds and, after flack from