Anorexia

Learn more about anorexia nervosa, including signs of the illness, its symptoms and treatments, and what recovery from anorexia may look like.

What Are the Two Most Common Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders greatly impact society as we know it today. One in 10 women and one in 20 men will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives; these numbers are expected to rise in the coming years. So it’s safe to say that it’s important to understand eating disorders, especially the

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At What Ages Do Eating Disorders Begin?

Discovering that you or someone you may know has developed an eating disorder is difficult for anyone. While many may be aware of certain eating disorders, they know little about the intricacies of such conditions besides “someone eats too much or too little.” So many more factors are at play in an eating disorder, and

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What Causes an Eating Disorder?

Written by Kate Fisch, LCSW – AVP of Clinical Partnerships, Eating Disorder Network What Does Biopsychosocial Mean? There are various factors that contribute to the development of an eating disorder. The easiest way to categorize these factors is by using the Biopsychosocial Model. This model examines the interconnection between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors and

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Adolescent Girls

My child has an eating disorder, what do I do?

While many eating disorders develop during adolescence and early adulthood, it is not uncommon for them to occur during childhood. According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, eating disorders occur in nearly three percent of all individuals 13-18-years old. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics has noted eating disorders are increasingly being

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Best Practices for Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays

By:  Meggan Desmond, Clinical Director For many people, the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year” as families gather to share in food and festivities of the season. For people recovering from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, the holidays present numerous obstacles and challenges. With proper preparation, a

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children & eating disorders

Weight Watchers new app could have unintended consequences for young children

New App Could Encourage Eating Disorder Behaviors in Children  WW, formerly Weight Watchers, has recently introduced a “healthy eating app” for children that is causing quite a controversy.  While it is important to teach kids balanced eating habits while they are young, how far can you take that initiative before you are creating an unhealthy

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