Archives for Eating Disorders - Page 4

Bulimia: Binging and Purging

Bulimic behavior has two phases: the binge and the purge. The Binge Although there are certainly individual variations, a binge is defined as the rapid consumption of a large...
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An Introduction to Binge Eating

“Bet you can’t eat just #8221; Many will recall this popular television commercial, where the announcer tempts an unsuspecting muncher with a single potato chip. He grabs the bag,...
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An Introduction to Anorexia Nervosa

Right now, one percent of all American women—our sisters, mothers and daughters—are starving themselves; some literally starving and exercising themselves to death. Eating disorders are becoming an epidemic, especially...
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Accepting Your Body

It’s time for some sound advice on achieving a quality lifestyle instead of dieting again. Ninety-five percent of all women don’t have the ideal body type portrayed by the...
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Relapse Prevention

Once you have made a change, how do you maintain it? What is the difference between a lapse and a relapse? How can you recognize when a relapse is...
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All About Eating Disorders

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are both eating disorders. Anorexia involves people who intentionally starve themselves when they are already underweight. Individuals with anorexia have a body weight that...
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Façade

I cannot speak on behalf of every depressed or troubled teenager and even if I could, I would not want to. Depression is an illness, not a personality defect...
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Accepting the Body You Have

By the third week of January, many New Year’s diets have been broken, and it’s time for some sound advice on achieving a quality lifestyle instead. Ninety-five percent of...
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Bulimia

Treatment for Anorexia

Treatment of anorexia, as with all eating disorders, can be challenging. Effective treatment addresses the underlying emotional and mental health issues, issues that often date back to childhood and...
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Bulimia

Treatment for Bulimia

Treatment of bulimia, as with all eating disorders, can be challenging. Effective treatment addresses the underlying emotional and mental health issues — issues that can often date back to...
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What Is Binge Eating Disorder?

People with binge eating disorder feel both emotionally and physically out of control of their eating. Consequently, remorse and emotional anguish are common. Unlike the patient with bulimia, the...
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