eating disorders

Emotional Eating

Food sustains life. Eating is an integral part of our social lives, our family experiences, our interaction with our community and our time alone. Our food choices often reflect our mood. If you’re celebrating, you might choose dessert. If you’re sad or tired, you might call and order pizza. If you are ambitious about health, you might choose a salad with grilled chicken breast. Our food choices are often very

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Family Therapy in Eating Disorders Eating disorders are most prevalent in young women, be regardless of age and gender, the people who care about the person suffering need counseling, education. The family will continue to support this person beyond the time of treatment. They will all continue in their relationships. When someone is in treatment for an eating disorder, it is a pivotal time in her life. Almost everything in

Emotional Eating

As far back as I can remember food has been the center of all our family events. When I say family I am using it in the old fashioned description to include your immediate family (Mom, Dad and siblings), grandparents from both sides of the family, aunts and uncles from both sides, and of course the cousins. For every birth, every death, every anniversary and wedding, every monumental accomplishment (everyone’s)

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

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

Laxatives, Diuretics and Diet Pills

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

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

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