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A Personal Take on Eating Disorder Recovery

The road to recovery from an eating disorder is not an easy one. Sometimes the path doubles back on itself before it continues forward. A writer and lawyer recently published an article about her process of recovery from an eating disorder.

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Shame and Eating Disorders

An attitude of going through life alone is common among people who are struggling with an eating disorder. They often express feelings of shame and believe that those around them would not be considerate towards their illness. However, most families or friends are willing to help and become a support system.

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3 Types of Happy and What They Mean for Eating Disorder Treatment

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?

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When Your Recovery Friend is in Relapse!

Eating disorder treatment is the first step to recovery, but it is not the end. Follow-up treatment is essential for relapse prevention and to catch and treat relapse. Relapse during recovery is common. Approximately one-third of people fluctuate between recovery and relapse, according to the Eating Disorder Coalition. Eating Disorder Victoria estimates that 15 to 25 percent of […]

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How Caregiver Distress Levels Affect Eating Disorders

Recently, therapists and health care professionals have begun to examine the complex web of factors that influence eating disorders. These go far beyond the genetics and personality of the patient and include the influence of the interpersonal environment where the person lives. Researchers are just beginning to look at eating disorder treatment and prevention through […]

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LOVED ONES COPING WITH EATING DISORDERS…SKELETONS IN OUR CLOSET

An old friend from high school called me yesterday, quite upset. He was almost crying and said he thinks his wife of fifteen years needs to get help for anorexia and bulimia. He asked me what he should do? “Well,” I asked, “how long has she been struggling with it?” “I believe since we were married,” he said. […]

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EATING DISORDER RECOVERY: IF I FELL BACKWARDS WOULD YOU CATCH ME?

One of the hardest parts of getting over an eating disorder is earning back people’s trust. Lets face it, this disease does nothing to gain any friends, but rather enemies. When you truly decide in your heart that you want to get better, it is truly a gift. So how do you earn that trust […]

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Mama Said Knock You Out

Mama Said Knock You Out

My parents made the Sopranos look like the Cleavers. If my father wasn’t slamming the door as he sped off in his car, my mother was taking all of his clothes and burning them in the fireplace, or breaking into his place of business and doing her own CSI investigation on his bank statements.

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Despicable Me!

Despicable Me!

I couldn’t do math to save my life, but I love to surprise people, do special things for them, and be there for them through thick and thin. I can engage somebody in a conversation for hours just based off personal experiences in my life, most of which are nothing less then an “I love Lucy episode”

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The Wrong Type of Encouragement

The Wrong Type of Encouragement

The Internet can be a useful tool for individuals seeking information on eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating disorder. For the most part, online research is conducted by those persons either suffering with an eating disorder, or their friends and family, who want some authoritative information on causes, symptoms and treatment options. Mental healthcare providers and numerous professional organizations and treatment centers…

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