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5 Tips for Coping with an Eating Disorder During the Holidays

When you’re in recovery from an eating disorder, the holiday season, though it may bring significant joy and excitement, may also…

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What Causes Orthorexia Nervosa and Why Did I Develop this Disorder?

Orthorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by restrictive eating secondary to obsessive behaviors in pursuit of a healthy diet. Although…

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Complications of Orthorexia Nervosa
Signs, Symptoms, and Complications of Orthorexia Nervosa

Orthorexia nervosa is defined as the obsession with eating only healthy food to the point that it interferes with certain aspects…

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Tips for Finding a Therapist Specialized in Eating Disorders

Where to Begin Finding a Therapist Specialized in Eating Disorders When battling an eating disorder, individuals should seek out the best…

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Telling parents about bulimia is essential
The Five “Other” Eating Disorders

The Five “Other” Eating Disorders Other specified feeding or eating disorder, otherwise known as OSFED has replaced Eating Disorder Not Otherwise…

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The Connection Between Eating Disorders and Self-Injury

Eating Disorders and Self-Injury Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorders, bulimia nervosa or orthorexia seldom occur independently of…

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Is Intuitive Eating The Solution for Individuals Struggling With Orthorexia Nervosa?

Research suggests that restrictive dieting can lead to a higher body mass index (BMI) over time, and a greater future likelihood…

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Comparing and Contrasting Anorexia Nervosa and Orthorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa and orthorexia nervosa share the same Greek root word, “rexia” meaning, “hunger.” However, these disorders are drastically different from…

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Orthorexia and Control

“I often feel like I have little control over anything in my life and what happens to me.” Most therapists come…

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Warning Signs of Orthorexia Nervosa

Orthorexia nervosa is a disordered eating pattern that is characterized by the need to eat “clean” and “pure” foods to the…

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