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Eating Disorders in Male Athletes
I started my career in 2008 with plans to specialize in working with kids and families. At the beginning of my career, I did just that until 2015. I was allowed to work with and specialize in helping clients suffering from eating disorders. For the past e...
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Being Mindful of Eating Disorders Around the Holidays
Eating disorders currently impact 9% of people in the United States. While symptoms of eating disorders impact people year-round, the holiday season tends to be an especially difficult time. Holiday gatherings are usually centered around traditional foods...
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Importance of Inclusivity in the Eating Disorder Community
Eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses, with the recent exception of the rise in opioid overdoses. In the United States, approximately 30 million individuals have lived with an eating disorder, and many others go undiagnosed or engage ...
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Navigating the Holidays with an Eating Disorder
The holiday season is commonly associated with celebrating traditions and spending time with family. While many focus on travel, parties, and shopping, this is also an important time of year to be keenly aware of our mental health. We can start by taking ...
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Understanding ARFID, It’s More than Just Picky Eating!
As a mental health provider specializing in eating disorder treatment, I have seen a wide variety of eating disorder presentations in recent years. An eating disorder I have seen more frequently over the past two years in inpatient and outpatient treatmen...
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Diet Culture & Why It’s Toxic To Our Mental Health
Written By: Beatrice Pacyga, LCSW Diet culture is a belief system that values thinness, weight loss, food restriction, compulsive exercise and equates all these things with health and worth.
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Facing Your Fear of Eating
“Anorexia is a real disease. The choice you do have is asking for help.” - Ginger Zee One of the most globally known types of mental health illnesses is eating disorders. In fact, it is estimated that in the United States there are at least 30 million pe...
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Anorexia vs. Bulimia
Eating disorders are common, quite common in fact. According to the Mirasol Recovery Centers, it is estimated that eating disorders affect 10-15% of the American population. Eating disorders are very serious emotional and behavioral disorders. Individual...
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Facing Your Fear of Food
“The key to change….is to let go of fear.” -Rosanne Cash Having fears is a reality that we, as humans, are faced with. Generally speaking, fear is an unwanted and unpleasant feeling or emotion that is associated with something that we personally believe ...
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NEDA Week 2020: How to Support Someone Struggling With an Eating Disorder
National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week aims to shed light on a growing problem affecting people of all ages and genders around the world. Research from NEDA’s website indicates that 5.2% of women/girls ages 8-20 will meet the criteria for an eatin...
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Coping With An Eating Disorder: How To Make It Easier
It’s that time of year again! As warmer weather is quickly approaching, we will likely be spending more time with friends and family and gathering more than we did in the cold, winter months. With these types of gatherings comes food and drinks. For some...
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