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Parental Comments on Appearance
expect her to be upset by what you say. Tell her you realize your comments might be disturbing, but that you in no way mean to hurt her feelings or make her feel bad about herself. Let her know that your only concern is for her well being, and that you can tolerate her annoyance about your comments because you love her.
Published: Sep 9, 2013 | Author: Johanna McShane, PhD
How to Become a Body Image Outcast
Never diet. It is clinically documented that dieting is the gateway to eating disorders. We have a $40 billion diet industry in this country that sells us a product that fails 95% of the time. We should all be much smarter than that.
Published: May 7, 2013 | Author: Courtney Martin
Recovery is Character Building
If one thinks of temperament as the genetic wiring of personality, then character consists of the circuit boards that route, suppress, or facilitate the messages carried by those wires. In other words, character is one of the mechanisms by which we manage temperament.
Published: Apr 1, 2013 | Author: Aimee Liu
Q & A: Anorexia Nervosa and Alcohol Abuse: Which Comes First?
The fact is, a high percentage of patients with AN do seem to have alcohol use disorders (abuse/dependence) with varying degrees of severity.
Published: Mar 6, 2013 | Author: Gurze Books
Amenorrhea: Not a Good Gauge of Prognosis
After treatment for their eating disorder was completed, a large portion of the women resumed menses, but very few recovered completely from their eating disorder.
Published: Feb 19, 2013 | Author: reprint from Eating Disorders Review
Skipping Insulin
Warning signs for diabulimia include low energy, high blood sugar levels, and weight loss despite eating more. Frequent urination is another signal. When blood sugar is high, the kidneys work overtime to filter excess glucose from the body; this purging is similar to the pattern in a person with bulimia, who binges and then purges.
Published: Jan 31, 2013 | Author: Gurze Books
Medical Issues and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders can last for as little as one year or less, to decades or more. They usually get progressively worse unless they are faced and treated.
Published: Dec 26, 2012 | Author: Nancy Kolodny
Bulimia and Your Teeth
As a dentist, I am hyper-aware of people's teeth and smiles. Over the years, I've noted how people try to hide what's going on inside their mouths. I understand how the general public's apprehension about the painful side of dentistry can make some people unwilling to sit in the dental chair and undergo treatment. This is especially true for those who are also bulimic
Published: Nov 12, 2012 | Author: Brian McKay, DDS
About Body Image
For someone with an eating disorder, whose body is the battleground where daily wars are fought, improving body image is essential. Your recovery is not complete by simply stopping the food-related behaviors; you must also make peace with your physical self. It’s a package deal. This is because body image and self-image are so closely tied. The approach you take with your body is a reflection of the approach you take with yourself.
Published: Oct 22, 2012 | Author: Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn
Managing Weight Across the Spectrum of Eating Disorders
The increasing occurrence of disordered eating, as well as the personal and societal costs associated with having an eating disorder, has led to increased prevention efforts. These efforts have included delivering programs that use the Internet as their access point. Such an approach is hardly surprising given today's trends in computer use. Computers have become a staple in everyday life, and Internet technology has broadened the ways in which we communicate and learn. But, how effective are Internet-based eating disorders prevention programs?
Published: Jun 4, 2012 | Author: Mary K. Stein
Five Eating Disorders Groups Successfully Challenge a University
Recently, five major eating disorders organizations joined forces to speak out against a university whose practice was singling out obese students. Last December, the Academy for Eating Disorders, the Binge Eating Disorder Association, the Eating Disorders Coalition, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and the National Eating Disorders Association joined forces to advocate for a focus on health and lifestyle rather than weight as a measurement of well-being.
Published: Jun 4, 2012 | Author: Mary K. Stein
The Basics of Disordered Exercise
Studies have shown that between 33% and 80% of anorexics and bulimics engage in excessive exercise—the wide range probably due to inconsistencies in defining the term “excessive.” However, regardless of the statistics, a strong connection between eating disorders and overexercise exists, resulting in serious psychological, emotional, and physical consequences (in addition to those previously described for food-related behaviors). Exercise also has an addictive component because of neurochemical changes in the brain, which make recovery more difficult.
Published: Mar 13, 2012 | Author: Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn

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