Body Image

Learn more about body image and its impact on self-esteem, eating behaviors and ED recovery.

Overcoming Body Image Struggles: Dealing with Body Editing Apps in Recovery

Everyone has their own unique mental image of what they look like. Whether or not the picture they’ve created is accurate is another question. Body image is something that can make you feel confident and powerful or can cause you to feel awkward and anxious. Factors including diet culture, social media, and outdated beauty standards

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Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia Sites Explained: Why They’re Dangerous

Written by Kate Fisch, LCSW – AVP of Clinical Partnerships, Eating Disorder Network   Due to the prevalence of anorexia and bulimia among young people, as well as other eating disorders, it’s vital to understand how social media sites can contribute to the development and sustainability of these disorders. According to a University of Pittsburgh

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Removing the Stigma from Eating Disorders and Mental Health Issues

  Stigma is one of the most significant problems faced by someone struggling with a mental health diagnosis of any kind. When that diagnosis is related to disordered eating, the difficulties are often compounded and far more complex. Stigma inhibits one’s ability to seek help and interact with family, friends, or co-workers, and inevitably, leads

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Returning Home for the Holidays and Eating Disorder Recovery

As the holiday season arrives, so do the invitations for family gatherings and celebrations. For someone in recovery from any form of disordered eating, the holiday season can quickly spark worry and anxiety about how to be “part of” the events around you while maintaining healthy recovery. You are not alone. The holiday season is

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Building Body Trust in Eating Disorder Recovery

Many feel some discomfort or concern about their body image from time to time. It’s a normal experience for most people. But when those concerns become fixations on body weight, food intake, and weight loss, it becomes a problem. These may be signs of a potential eating disorder. Eating disorders are serious medical conditions that

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Every year, 40 million adults throughout the United States live with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are by far the most common mental illness in the country, affecting more than 18% of the population. These include conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. Anxiety disorders develop from a

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