Eating Disorder

ADHD and Eating Disorders: Statistics & Trends

ADHD is highly linked to an eating disorder according to a study. Statistics say that women with ADHD are 3.6 times more likely to develop an eating disorder than their non diagnosed counterparts. 10.4% of people diagnosed with ADHD in the study were later diagnosed with bulimia nervosa. Eating disorders are most often found in […]

The Digital Era: Saving Kids From Developing an Eating Disorder

Today’s world is one of connection. Social media reaches out into every aspect of nearly all our lives, even that of the children in society. In a world where everyone is constantly online, eternally connecting to everyone else who stays plugged in, it is becoming more common, and harder to prevent, how issues with perception […]

Body Image & Disordered Eating

Most of us have an image of our body, the way we view ourselves. Like all internal lenses, this self perception can be different from what others might actually see when they look at us. We don’t see what others see; we see ourselves differently. These internal views are often significantly shaped by society and […]

Tips & Suggestions: Share Your Eating Disorder Struggle With Loved Ones

Eating disorders are often an uncomfortable disease to have. For many, they carry feelings of shame or embarrassment that keeps them from opening up to their social support network of friends and family about the problem. That can keep the problem from improving, and cause further deterioration in health. Loved ones are just that; people […]

Body Image & Sports Involvement in College Students

Body image is something that affects every college student. In the world of athletics, body image is a huge issue between not only females, but males as well. In a study that looked at 231 college athletes, males typically wanted to be larger and females wanted to be thinner. Sports can help with the improvement […]

5 Ways to Stay Positive in the Face of January Diet Campaigns

Grace Bradley, the communications intern for the National Eating Disorders Association blog posted about “5 Ways to Stay Positive in the Face of January Diet Campaigns. This blog post goes in depth into how some of us face more challenges and negative thinking throughout the month of January. Why do we feel these challenges and […]

4 Common Misconception about Binge Eating Disorder

Most everyone on occasion eats to excess, and we can refer to this as binge eating.  “I ate the whole…..fill in the blank.  (Box of cookies, bag of chips, carton of ice cream.  But this is not what Binge Eating Disorder is.  Binge Eating Disorder is when there is a loss of control when eating, […]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What to Do When the Mirror Lies

Body Dysmorphic Disorder occurs when poor self-esteem or body image leads patients to an obsession with their own body image. Persistant, intrusive thoughts and a preoccupation with one’s bodily appearance, including even the slightest perceived defects, can be crippling to those who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Even flaws that the general public do not […]

How to Reverse Dental Damage Caused by Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is a disease where a patient engages in purging behavior after meals. A number of dangerous, some serious, side effects can occur as a result of bulimia nervosa. One that is often overlooked by patients is the damage stomach acids can cause to teeth. Vomiting is when the contents of the stomach are […]

Electrolyte Issues From Bulimia – Knowing the Warning Signs

Bulimics often suffer from electrolyte imbalances. About half of all bulimia patients face potassium and sodium imbalances. They also often find themselves dealing with metabolic alkalosis, hypochloremia, and hypokalemia. Fortunately, there are tests that can track these issues, so your doctor can be informed and in a position to assist. The disease revolves around purging, […]