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Teens: Night Eating Syndrome Is a Mental Illness

There are many people who crave a late night snack. They might want something to eat either right before bed or wake up and crave food in the middle of the night. For most people with these eating habits, there’s nothing to worry about. However, when a person eats food late at night at that…

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Body Image and Teen Self Esteem | Paradigm Malibu

Body Image and Teen Self Esteem

As you can imagine, teens place a lot of emphasis on their appearances. Their dress, makeup, weight, height, hair color, hair style, and even their tattoos and body piercing have plenty to say about who they are. Teens can receive subtle and blatant feedback about whether they are being accepted among their peers, and this…

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Binge Eating Disorder Might Be More Common Than You Think

Today, on the home page of www.Yahoo.com, one of the most popular sites on the Internet, is a banner highlighting Binge Eating Disorder (BED) for adults. The banner also includes a video, information about the disorder, and where to find help.   Now, the banner and the corresponding link for Binge Eating Disorder.com are meant…

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Ed Sheeran on the Taboo Topic: Men’s Body Image

Body image issues are generally talked about regarding females, especially teenage girls. Magazine covers, celebrities and the media have massive influence over the feelings and confidence of teen girls. However, while generally taboo, Ed Sheeran brings up men’s body image issues. It is known that many men suffer from the same issues as women, but…

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Types of Motivation and The Kind Needed For Teen Mental Health

Since the early 1900’s, the scientists of psychology have tried to figure out why human beings behave the way they do. Exploring human behavior is the fascination of behaviorists, like B.F. Skinner and John B. Watson, who want to know what drives the observable behavior of human beings. Much of our behavior is driven by…

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Teens: Eating Disorders Are a Form of Addiction

In many ways, an eating disorder mirrors an addiction. Although there is still debate about this in the field of psychology, the characteristics of eating disorders are very similar to the clinical and biological symptoms of drug and alcohol addiction.   For instance, when there’s an addiction, there’s an activation of the brain’s reward system.…

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Antidepressants Do Not Help Prevent Relapse in Teen Anorexia Nervosa

If your son or daughter is suffering from an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, it’s helpful to know what will support his or her recovery. In the past, psychiatrists have prescribed antidepressants to help prevent relapse after a teen was hospitalized. However, research indicates that antidepressants are simply not effective for that reason.  …

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Teen Anorexia Treatment: Healing the Control of Food Intake

Anorexia Nervosa is essentially a psychological illness that is characterized by the control of food intake. Those with the illness tend to have many thought patterns, obsessions, beliefs, and ideas that feed the disorder. Part of treating the control of eating in teens and adults is the exploration of those thoughts and beliefs.   To…

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Teen Eating Disorder Treatment: Connecticut Teens Need Help

Just like the heroin epidemic that is sweeping the country and greatly affecting Connecticut teens, eating disorders are also becoming a major public health concern in the state.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its Youth Risk Behavior Surveys, a large number of teens in Connecticut, especially Latino teens, were affected…

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