• Eating Disorders

    You’ve probably heard all about eating disorders and the horrific effects they can have on the people who suffer from them. There are a few things you should probably know about eating disorders though; if you or someone you love could be suffering from one. Remember that eating disorders are never about attention. They are mental diseases that can completely over take someone’s life. It doesn’t matter if they are the smartest person you’ve ever met, or the most blessed, everyone is at just...
  • Eating Disorders Information

    An Overview of Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a broad term used to describe problematic eating habits that typically result in malnutrition and either excessive weight loss or gain depending upon the specific form. While eating disorders have physical impacts and consequences for affected individuals, the underlying causes are typically psychological and emotional in nature. There are a number of specific eating disorders with varying characteristics, causes, and symptoms; however, not all eating disorders are recognized as specific psychological disorders by medical manuals....
  • Eating Disorder and Family

    Admitting to your family that you’re struggling with an eating disorder is difficult, but opening up to your closest loved ones can make the recovery process much easier. If you’re unsure of how you should start this conversation with your relatives, use these suggestions to navigate through any potential difficulties. Practice beforehand While you can’t predict how the entire conversation may go, you can rehearse how you want to introduce the subject. When the time actually comes, it’s likely that you’ll be nervous, and practicing...
  • Eating Disorders Treatments

    Eating disorders are difficult to combat because they incorporate psychological and physical roots. However, they are treatable with the proper guidance and determination. If you suffer from one of the three common types of eating disorder—anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating—and have decided to seek help on your own or as a part of a support program, there are certain topics and questions you’ll want to ask. As well, you should be prepared to answer questions thoroughly and honestly. Special Qualifications It’s a good idea to...
  • Eating Disorders in Children

    No parent wants to consider the possibility that his or her child has an eating disorder, but this dangerous condition is on the rise among young people, and it’s important that you know what to do if it strikes within your family. Thankfully, there are numerous effective treatments for dealing with an eating disorder. This guide was designed to show you what options are available to you as a parent if your child is suffering from this condition. Here is a look at the...
  • Eating Disorders: Inpatient VS Outpatient

    In a culture that has become increasingly focused on unrealistic body standards, eating disorders such as bulimia, binge eating, and anorexia are more prevalent than ever before. In addition to having devastating physical effects, they also present many psychological and emotional challenges for both patients and their families. While some people refuse to accept the seriousness of their disorder, others, fortunately, seek help at eating disorder treatment centers. Some of these programs are inpatient, in which residents live on-site for 30, 60, or even...