Eating Disorder

Does Binge Eating Disorder Affect Men?

Based on studies produced by the National Eating Disorders Association and other organizations, binge eating disorder is a common and possibly life-threatening form of eating disorder. The symptoms include recurring binge eating episodes (where the individual eats uncontrollably), feeling shame or distress following the episode and secrecy about the actions and feelings that come with it.

5 Tips For Positive Springtime Body Image

As the temperatures rise across the US, so might body image issues for adolescents. Even though it’s normal to experience dissatisfaction with body image during adolescence, parents and loved ones should keep a close watch on their adolescent and young adult children as springtime comes to pass.

Adults & Compulsive Exercise: A Symptom of Anorexia Nervosa?

Everything in moderation, even the good things. This can be difficult for some people, those who have compulsions or perhaps an obsession. Anorexia Nervosa is a mental condition that manifests as an obsession with body self image. An Anorexia Nervosa patient is consumed by how they look, how they perceive themselves when they look at […]

10 Ways to Keep Hope Alive in Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa

It’s commonly understood that humor can be helpful for maintaining good health; that patients who regularly laugh tend to have better outcomes. Hope is also critical; for without hope, patients tend to have much worse health outcomes. Without hope, a person can feel like giving up, and their body or brain often follow suit and […]

Do I Have Binge Eating Disorder?

Anyone can be affected by Binge Eating Disorder. While it is true women and girls are somewhat more prone, men and boys can also exhibit the symptoms of BED. One of the common triggers for BED is mental or emotional trauma, such as can come from childhood abuse. It’s a psychological disorder that arises from […]

How Can Teachers & Coaches Help to Prevent Eating Disorders?

Sports are a fun and active way to improve physical health, but participation in sports activities also carries a host of positive mental benefits as well. People who play sports generally see their ability to cooperate with teammates improve, find they have a stronger commitment to self discipline, and are more practiced at making decisions. […]

How I Realized I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

We’ve all be in the position of comparing ourselves to someone else we know. Or who we’re interacting with, either on a single occasion or regularly in our lives. Sometimes these comparisons can have more than momentary effects that impact us beyond idle thought. Sometimes these comparisons can leave us feeling guilty, or looking for […]