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4 out of 5 teens with eating disorders go untreated

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Eating disorders are frequently treated like a rare disease. Most people assume they will never know anyone living with anorexia or bulimia. The truth is they are wrong. Almost everyone in the United States knows someone who struggles with an eating disorder, but few talk about it. Even fewer seek treatment. In the US alone, […]

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Is Hitting The Gym Safe While You’re Recovering From An Eating Disorder?

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There are many ways to recover from an eating disorder. The safest and most effective way is through professional rehabilitation, where both the physical and mental symptoms of eating disorders can be directly addressed and treated. But, some never seek treatment and find their own path to recovery. The problem is that some people turn […]

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Non-Profit Helps Women Through One of the Hardest Parts of Eating Disorder Recovery

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Most people realize that recovering from an eating disorder is incredibly difficult, but few understand the smaller details of recovery that can be both mentally and financially challenging – like having to purchase an entirely new wardrobe. People living with an eating disorder often place a large amount of their self-image and confidence on whether […]

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Anorexia Rehabilitation May Need More Time To Restore The Brain

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A lot of attention is paid to how anorexia affects the body, from the focus on weight to the long-term risks of organ failure or death. But, many forget that anorexia is a mental disorder first and foremost, and treatment needs to focus on the brain as much as the body. New research published in […]

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What Happens When You’re Not “Thin Enough” To Get Help For An Eating Disorder?

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I frequently talk about the issues facing men, minorities, and older adults with eating disorders that can prevent treatment or diagnosis of these dangerous mental illnesses. However, there is another group who often gets overlooked: the “not skinny enough”. Even in the medical community, weight is often (and wrongly) used as the best and easiest […]

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Eating Disorder Survivors Are Removing The Stigma Using Social Media

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If you asked the average person to say the first word that pops into their mind when they think of eating disorders, they would likely answer with words like “weight” or “thin”. But, if you asked a person who has actually lived with an eating disorder, their answers may be quite different. Instead you would […]

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Australian Illustrator Shares Her Experience With An Eating Disorder Through Art

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BO_s8FSjsS4/   At the age of 19, Christie Begnell went through a bad break up. Unlike most break ups, however, it was just the beginning of something much worse. Begnell entered a spiral of depression and suicidal thoughts, using food to cope with the negative emotions. “For a few days, I did the stereotypical thing […]

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Almost Two-Thirds of People With Eating Disorders Eventually Recover

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Recovering from eating disorders is typically described as a difficult journey with a high-risk for relapse, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. While recovery may be tough, almost two-thirds of all women with anorexia or bulimia eventually recover during their lifetime according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “These […]

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‘Binge’ Shows Eating Disorders As They Are – Messy, Scary, and Even Funny

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Eating disorders are a serious condition affection 30 million people across the United States in their lifetimes. They are the deadliest form of mental illness and can derail a person’s social and professional lives. So, you can understand why many might be hesitant to laugh at a show focused on bulimia and addiction. But, the […]

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Congress Passes First Ever Bill To Direct Address Eating Disorders

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For the first time in history, eating disorders have been recognized in a piece of federal legislation. Last week, Congress passed a bill called the 21st Century Cures Act, part of which is directed at improving access to treatment and increasing eating disorder prevention efforts. Current estimates suggest up to 30 million people in the […]

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