I have seen a piece of candy ruin someone’s day, an extra bite, and even non sugar-free gum. How do these items have so much power over their consumers? A “Fear food” is a food that will absolutely lead to perceived immediate weight gain. The mere idea of fear foods among people with eating disorders [...]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Dec 28, 2012
Going to college can be an exciting time for young women. Time away from their family gives them a chance to forge an identity that is uniquely their own. College can be a time to make new friends and enjoy new experiences. However, the transition from living at home during high school to living more [...]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on May 31, 2012
Flinders University professor Tracey Wade is embarking on a yearlong study that will explore the effect of self-compassion, or silencing an individual’s inner critic, on eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Wade, a professor in the School of Psychology, will focus on three risk factors that she’s identified as triggers for eating disorders: perfectionism, [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on May 23, 2012
I am known to be a girl who is always on her feet, dashing about in 6 inch heels, while talking to you 20 miles a minute. What a lot of people do not realize is that is exactly what used to go on in my head. I could be sitting there listening to somebody, but meanwhile [...]
Study Shows Eating Disorder Treatment Center Patients More Likely to Have Previously Coped With an Anxiety Disorder
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Apr 17, 2012
There’s never just one single trigger for an eating disorder. For some, it might be a family history that contributes to the development of anorexia or bulimia. And for others, it might be social, like being part of a competitive sports team or being surrounded by people who focus on appearance. But it’s becoming more [...]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on May 12, 2011
Underlying every eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating disorder is the issue of control. Those suffering with these complex disorders, comprising both core emotional and psychological issues along with physiological problems generally develop their eating disorders as a coping mechanism to obtain a feeling of control when other aspects of their lives become chaotic…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Apr 14, 2011
There sure is a lot of stress in the world today!!! I mean whether it’s managing a job, going to school, trying to raise a family, or just getting through rush hour traffic… life is full of its trials and tribulations. It’s a wonder so many people have to live on antacid, suffer from insomnia, or are always looking…
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Dec 29, 2010
As the year comes to end it is common for individuals to make personal resolutions with aim of bettering their lives. Typical New Year resolutions focus on career, family and self. Considering the barrage of diet program, fitness club and weight loss supplement advertising at this time of year, it should be no surprise that the most prevalent resolution is to lose weight and get in shape.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Nov 04, 2010
Many recent news stories have brought widespread attention to a tragic epidemic affecting our nation’s youth: bullying. Given that most adolescents are extremely conscious of their physical appearance, social identity and how they are perceived by others, the additional pressure and anxiety of being bullied by their peers can be catastrophic.
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Aug 19, 2010
A substantial number of women with eating disorders suffer from a depressive disorder as well. Through the years, clinicians and therapists have sought to determine whether eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are the cause of depression, or whether mood disturbances precede eating disorders.