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Unhealthy Eating Behaviors May Lead to Teen Eating Disorders

To be officially diagnosed with an eating disorder, you must meet the clinical criteria for that disorder as it is defined according the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This manual is the standardized text used by clinicians across North America, and it includes four types of eating disorders. These are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia…

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How One Teen Created Beautiful Dishes to Recover from an Eating Disorder

Food comes with challenges for anyone with an eating disorder. Instead of simply being able to pick up a sandwich when you’re hungry, a teen suffering from an eating disorder might feel fear, anger, anxiety, or even panic when eating begins. The psychological disorder is a type of addiction with a cycle of powerlessness at…

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Teen Eating Disorder Healing (Part Two): Stages of Change

It’s easy to question whether you’re fully recovered from an addiction. If you’ve still got the unhealthy thinking patterns, if there’s still a tendency to limit your food (even though you no longer do so) are you still under the influence of a teen eating disorder?   In the first part to this series, questions…

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Teen Eating Disorder Healing (Part One): What Defines Recovery?

With regard to teen eating disorders, there are few measures to indicate whether someone is in recovery. Certainly, no longer using laxatives and limiting food intake are obvious indications, but what about recovery from the thought patterns of a teen eating disorder? Do those patterns of thought actually go away? Does one ever really recover,…

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Glossary of Teen Eating Disorder Symptoms – Part Three

This is the last of a three-part series on eating disorders. The articles presented here include a list of symptoms of eating disturbances. As pointed out in the first article it’s best for a teen not to identify with the illness itself. In a way, that can become an excuse to continue with dysfunctional habits.…

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Glossary of Teen Eating Disorder Symptoms – Part Two

In the first article to this series, a list of teen eating disorders symptoms was provided. This article will continue with that list with emphasis on the many ways that this illness can consume a teen’s life. It’s easy to generalize eating disorders and say that they are all about either controlling (Anorexia) food intake…

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Glossary of Symptoms: Teen Eating Disorders – Part One

There’s so much about eating disorders that remains unknown for parents, teens, and the public in general. For the most part, teen eating disorders are kept under the radar of the mainstream public and so there is still little that is understood about these disorders.   For instance, if you ask someone about different types…

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The Medical Consequences of Teen Eating Disorders

Women and specifically female teens are vulnerable to eating disorders. They are serious diseases that aren’t a fad or a trend or a thing to do in order to lose weight. These are diseases that arise from a dysfunctional psychological condition with medical consequences.   The roots of a teen eating disorder begin with a…

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The Benefits of Group Therapy Treatment for Teen Eating Disorders

Group therapy is a unique form of treatment in which benefits for a teen are sourced from not only the relationship with the therapist, as in individual therapy, but also from the other participants in the group.   Group therapy includes one or more therapist, psychologist, social worker or other mental health professional who are…

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Celebrities and their Eating Disorders

We tend to hold celebrities in our highest opinion. They live starry, glamorous, and fun lives. We assume that they don’t have any problems and that they have it all together. Perhaps that’s why we oohh and aahh when we find out that a married actor had an affair or when an actress gets arrested…

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National Mental Health Awareness Month

May 2014 is declared National Mental Health Awareness Month! By educating about and bringing public attention to mental health, we can reduce the stigma associated with mental illnesses. Spread the word about mental health, seeking treatment, and supporting those who are living with mental illnesses. Thanks, President Obama, for addressing such an important issue!  …

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