Dispelling the Myths of Binge Eating Disorder
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by Chandler
2d ago
Despite being the most common eating disorder in the United States, binge eating disorder is still widely misunderstood. [1] In fact, there are many common binge eating disorder myths. But taking some time to learn more about binge eating disorder and the truth behind the condition can help bring more understanding to this widespread condition and possibly help those living with it know the importance of seeking help and know there’s always hope for recovery. What is Binge Eating Disorder? Binge eating disorder (BED) is a mental health condition that involves repeated incidents ..read more
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Is an Eating Disorder a Disability? | When to Apply for Disability Benefits
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by Chandler
3d ago
While eating disorders like anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED) can be debilitating to experience on a mental, physical, and emotional level, they can also be maddeningly complicated to treat, thanks to the vast patchwork of insurance coverage and countless caveats involved in getting care paid for. Many people wonder, “Is an eating disorder a disability,” thinking that it may be easier to obtain disability benefits than insurance coverage. That answer, too, is unfortunately complicated and colored with many shades of gray ..read more
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A Curiosity Oriented Approach for Enhanced Living
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by Crystal Bowlby, PhD, HSP, CEDS-C
3w ago
I have been a therapist, and working in the field of eating disorders, since the early 2000s. During this time, I have learned so much about myself and about others; spending a lot of time listening, learning, unlearning, and trying to understand.  I am grateful for this journey, and learning, and owe a lot of my success in life (and in my career) to curiosity. I have come to believe that curiosity is one of the most integral components to the therapy process (for providers and for patients). Curiosity is what sparks our thinking process and creates needed space to assess, inquire, questi ..read more
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Factors that Influence Eating Disorders in Young Children
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by Baxter Ekern
1M ago
Contributor: Rita Ekelman, RDN, LDN, MBA, Director of Nutrition Services, Timberline Knolls The world is full of stereotypes. If a man is a self-proclaimed computer nerd, you might expect him to look studious and intellectual. If, on the other hand, a woman was a professional athlete, you might expect her to look muscular and fit. Whether anorexia or bulimia, eating disorders also have certain stereotypes. It is assumed that the person will be female, probably an adolescent or young adult. Although once a reasonable assumption, that archetype is changing. Not only are males becoming far more i ..read more
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Side Effects of Bulimia in Long-term Recovery
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by Baxter Ekern
1M ago
Contributor: By Rita Ekelman MBA, RDN, LDN, Director of Nutrition Services, Timberline Knolls Bulimia nervosa is an extremely dangerous disease. The truth is that the human body was never meant to ingest enormous amounts of food and then be called upon to purge that food. Vomiting was intended to function as an escape mechanism; if a person ate something that was harmful, the body would expel it. Forcing the human body to repeatedly vomit for months or even years can result in many long-term physical and medical consequences.  Reversing the Damage Permanent dental problems are not uncommo ..read more
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How Do I Overcome Low Self-Esteem in Eating Disorder Recovery?
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by Chandler
1M ago
Low self-esteem is an integral part of eating disorders like anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED), often driving many of the disordered thoughts and behaviors that characterize these conditions. But that doesn’t mean this low state of mind has to define the people who struggle with eating disorders. It’s possible to overcome low self-esteem in eating disorder treatment and recovery with a number of therapeutic techniques and tools that can help you reestablish a healthier outlook and relationship with yourself, you ..read more
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Body Image Concerns in Children: Does Photoshop Play a Role?
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by Jane McGuire
1M ago
Contributor: By Rachael Clauson, MAAT, Eating Disorder Specialist, Timberline Knolls Altering photographs is nothing new. Since the creation of film, professional photographers have employed a variety of methods to get the “look” they desire: lighting, backdrops, filters, staging.  Now, fast forward many decades to a world where almost all photos in magazines and advertisements are shamelessly doctored.  We are well-aware of the negative impact that advertising has on adolescents. But what about children, those who are say under ten?  We might want to think that photoshopped ima ..read more
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Understanding Co-Occurring Issues in Eating Disorders
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by Baxter Ekern
1M ago
Contributor: Amy M. Klimek, MA, LCPC, Director of Program Development, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Eating disorders manifest in many different ways and one does not look like another. Yet, one thing they often have in common is that they rarely present alone. When two or more disorders or illnesses occur simultaneously in the same individual, it is referred to as co-occurring disorders, also known as co-morbidities in the field of behavioral health. The question of which came first is irrelevant and historically, an individual often ..read more
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Athletes and Eating Disorders
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by Staff Writer
1M ago
Transcript from our February 18, 2015 TweetChat with Dr. Riley Nickols of the Victory Program at McCallum Place. “Athletes and Eating Disorders” Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. What is your role at the Victory Program? Sports have always been an integral part of my life and I feel very fortunate to work with athletes every day in the Victory Program. I played baseball in college and was introduced to sport psychology after I struggled with a career ending shoulder injury. Shortly thereafter, I obtained an M.S. in Sport Psychology. I then earned a M.A ..read more
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Food Hoarding Disorder: Signs, Causes & Treatment
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by Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC
10M ago
Unhealthy behaviors and attitudes around food and eating can have any number of origins, including through the experience of starvation or trauma. A history of food insecurity can lead to food hoarding, or contribute to other disordered eating behaviors that may develop into more complex mental health conditions, including binge eating disorder (BED). And a history of trauma can also contribute to the development of hoarding behaviors, as individuals may feel a sense of control and safety in collecting and saving resources. What is Food Hoarding? Food hoarding describes the tendency ..read more
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