Last year the actress Briony McRoberts died after jumping in front of a train near her home that she shared with her husband, Downtown Abby actor, David Robb. Robb believes that his wife’s battle with anorexia nervosa was the driving force behind her death.
Pixelberry, the creators of the cell phone app called High School Story, started a crusade to help teens with current problems. Recently, they partnered with the National Eating Disorder Association to address one of the most requested topics for the app: eating disorders and body image.
As we recover from an eating disorder, we gradually build resistance to the malicious voice inside our heads arguing that we must restrict or purge. We feel liberated and free of our secret internal world without our eating disorder “monster.” At the same time, we feel lost. But, in reality, we’re not lost. We are growing stronger, and we must keep up the fight together.
In a research study, researchers looked at people who did not complete treatment and compared them based on whether the patient or a staff member initiated the early termination of treatment. Results indicated significant differences between the group on personal characteristics, behaviors during treatment, and level of health at discharge.
For transsexual eating-disordered patients, addressing the gender dysmorphia in conjunction with the eating disorder treatment may prove to be more effective than eating disorder treatment alone.
Magazine covers and television commercials abound feature celebrities with the promised secret to make your body resemble theirs. The reality is, putting together a healthy diet and exercise plan that works for your body and your lifestyle is a very individualized process that can’t be accomplished by a top ten article in your favorite magazine. Rader Programs presents you with the facts with our new infographic, Top Health Myths: Fact or Fad.
Diet pill abuse is commonly seen in teenage girls and young women, and their use is on the rise. One study found that one in every five young adult women is using some form of diet pill. We take a look at the safety and side effects of diet pills.
Food concocting is an addictive behavior that often correlates with binge eating disorder – itself a potentially deadly eating disorder (ED). Interestingly, nearly one in four patients who suffer from a binge eating disorder also concoct their food combinations. Most concoctors state that they feel depressed and shameful after engaging in this practice.
About 40% of our happiness is determined by us and us alone, according to one psychologist; and generally speaking, there are three types of happiness factors. Using this information in eating disorder treatments to deliver more effective outcomes is the goal. So how can a sense of self-control over one’s happiness level help to combat commonly-encountered eating disorder issues?
I usually meet people in the real pits of their disease, so when I start learning who they actually are it’s incredible to see the transformation. I had a mother say something that has never really left me. “I know my daughter is a monster right now, but just know she is my monster and I love her.” As I got to know the “monster” the more I saw the young lady, I knew the monster and what it was capable of. I lived the monster. I at one point was the monster.