A number of studies have demonstrated that televised and print media have a profound influence on individuals who are either vulnerable of developing or currently struggling with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating disorder. The findings…
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Aug 16, 2011
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Aug 13, 2011
I love to shop for shoes. There I said it, not like most of my friends, relatives, or anybody who has seen my feet in the last 24 hours didn’ t know that. It’s probably one of my favorite things to do in the whole world. I own…well lets just say a lot of them. I shop for them all the time, but no much more so then when I am lonely, then when I am bored, or when I am completely pissed off at somebody. I would say that most of my shoes are what I have coined “retail therapy”, and chances are if you…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Aug 09, 2011
It seems like we can’t turn around without seeing a beauty contestant stripped of her crown. I sometimes laugh when I watch a pageant these days, saying “I give her one day, before pictures of her dancing on a “stripper pole” and doing tequila shots off her “college roommate” start to surface.
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Jul 27, 2011
I have spent a good portion of my life “Counting Calories”. I didn’t know when I developed Anorexia that it would come with a degree in Nutrition. In fact I think that I should have gotten some sort of Honorary diploma for that. When you become obsessed with what you put and don’t put in your mouth you take it seriously. I could look at anything from a tablespoon of Peanut Butter to a Bean Sprout and tell you how many…
by Rader Programs on Jul 24, 2011
Once again a week full of celebs in the news regarding eating disorders. With all of the pressure that we put on ourselves and others in society it’s no wonder that those in the spotlight feel the need to live up to unrealistic images. In other eating disorder news, our 5 Warning Signs for Eating Disorders in Children article by Dr. Rader was syndicated on Opposing Views website, check it out.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jul 19, 2011
Recent studies indicate that the number of individuals being diagnosed with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating disorder is on the rise. Researchers compiling eating disorder data from numerous sources attempt to identify potential causes for the growing incidences of this complex emotional disorder. However, analysis of the information can prove…
by Rader Programs on Jun 29, 2011
So much to discuss this week in Eating Disorder News – Yoplait launches a commercial that has sparked a lot of controversy in claims that it promotes eating disorders, watch the video here and decide for yourself. Housewife of Orange County Alexis Ballino talks about her lifelong struggle with Anorexia and Bulimia. Weightloss Surgery for Teens on the rise. Find out the latest statistics on teens receiving Lapband and other bariatric surgery procedures.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jun 27, 2011
The number of eating disorders in the United States is on the rise, with more-and-more girls and boys, and men and women struggling with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder than ever before. However, despite the increasing number of eating disordered individuals, this complex mental illness is frequently misunderstood and those who suffer fail to receive proper care more often than not.
by Rader Programs on Jun 23, 2011
This week in eating disorder news covers – Increased rates of depression during and after pregnancy in women who have suffered from eating disorders; Demi Lovato opens up about her battles with eating disorders, depression, and cutting; Sleep related eating disorders from binge eating at night to eating and sleepwalking. Read more on these three topics in our Eating Disorders in the news weekly wrap-up.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Jun 20, 2011
Individuals suffering with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or compulsive eating disorder face a number of challenges when it comes to receiving effective care for their disease. The road to recovery is made even harder when the eating disorder co-occurs with a chemical dependency issue. Mental health professionals define this common co-occurrence of a psychiatric disorder and a substance abuse…