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Common Mental Health Disorders Associated with Eating Disorders

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are known as the deadliest mental health disorders. Men and women are usually diagnosed in their teens or…
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Disorders Associated with Purging Behavior

Purging is a self-inflicted behavior regularly practiced by individuals who have eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Purging refers to ridding the body of food and/or calories consumed…
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What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

The co-existence of both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse disorder is known as co-occurring disorders. This was formerly termed dual-diagnosis however the term dual referred to two…
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Overview of Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, have the highest fatality rate out of any mental health disorder and can result in severe complications. The three most well known eating disorders are…
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Overview of Orthorexia

Orthorexia is an eating disorder characterized by having an unhealthy obsession with healthy food. The term is derived from the Greek word “orthos,” which means, “right” and “rexia” which means, “hunger”.…
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Eating Disorder Quotes

“Imagine if we obsessed about the things we love about ourselves?” Eating disorders and other mental health disorders are just the opposite. Whether you have bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder…
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Eating Disorders in the Latino Community

There is a strong misconception in society that eating disorders only affect young Caucasian women when in fact eating disorders affect individuals of all races, genders, ages and social classes.…
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The Relationship Between Trauma and Eating Disorders

Trauma can come in all forms; from witnessing a brutal murder or having experienced abuse first handedly to being involved in war, a natural disaster or even a traumatic medical…
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Is Fast Food the New Painkiller?

The addiction circuit in the brain is wired to release dopamine, a feel good neurotransmitter that is increased in the limbic system whenever a pleasurable sensation enters the body. Many…
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