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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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Teen Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What the Stress Does to the Mind and Body-Paradigm Malibu

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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Teen Eating Disorders: Disturbances in Body Image and Appetite-Paradigm Malibu

Teen Eating Disorders: Disturbances in Body Image and Appetite

We all have a certain preoccupation with how we look, and that, in turn, might influence our appetite. We want to stay under 150 pounds, for instance, and so we don’t eat the chocolate cake for dessert or the extra pancake. However, when those preoccupations become obsessions, they might point to a disturbance of mind.…

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