Eating Disorders Library

  • An Introduction to Bulimia Nervosa
    People with bulimia nervosa do two things. First, they eat. Second, they work very hard to get rid of what they have eaten. People with bulimia binge eat. That is, in a small amount of ...
  • 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 media, and up to 60 percent ...
  • 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 likely? A lifestyle change is not easy ...
  • Why Is Maintaining Weight Loss Such a Challenge?
    Losing weight is a difficult enough task, but keeping it off can be an even greater challenge. Many people will lose weight through a quick fix such as starving themselves or going on a fad ...
  • 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 is 15 percent or more below ...
  • Being Teased and Taunted
    I grew up mostly in Alexandria, Minn., but moved to Ada in the 6th grade. When I was young I was a very emotional child. I was put into a special class, even thought I ...
  • 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 or a lifestyle choice, as people ...
  • Behavioral Therapy, Medications and Anorexia
    No medications are available that effectively treat patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, but a few behavioral therapies may help prevent a relapse and offer other limited benefits, according to a new review of currently available ...
  • 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 all women don’t have the ideal ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tips for Friends and Family of Someone with an Eating Disorder
    Accept that there are no quick easy solutions for recovery from an eating disorder. Therapists, physicians and other experts have no magic cure. If your loved one is to get lasting recovery, she needs to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 binge eater does not compensate after ...
  • Complications of Binge Eating
    The problems associated with binge eating are related to obesity. Since people consume so many calories in a short period of time, and generally do not burn them off, they tend to put on a ...
  • Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder
    Binge-eating is similar to bulimia in that it involves a person binging on food, or overeating. Unlike bulimia, however, there is ...
  • Coping With Denial in Eating Disorders
    What if the person you care about refuses to admit there is a problem? This is often the case with teenagers in general, and with anorexia nervosa at any age. Whether you merely suspect there ...
  • Holiday Stress: A Resourceful Survivor’s Guide
    Here's your chance to enjoy a serene Christmas—or Ramadan or Kwanzaa or Hanukkah The holidays are supposed to be joyous occasions marked by meaningful traditions, family connections, spiritual rejuvenation and just plain fun. Instead, for many ...
  • Addicted to Exercise
    When working out shifts from a healthy habit to obsession Do you think it would be great to love exercising so much you couldn't quit? Does the image of a svelte waistline, slender hips and shapely ...
  • Defeating Depression’s Funk-to-Fat Cycle
    For many depressed people, exercise is excruciating. But it may be what they need to recover. As many depression sufferers can attest, feeling down is likely to lead to slowing down. It's not uncommon for once-active ...