A certain type of perfectionism can lead to depression, anxiety and eating disorders. » Continue reading: The 2 Types of Perfectionism: One Helps While The Other Sabotages You » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related...Show More Summary
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For a good 12 years of my life, I was obsessively consumed with food. I had this unhealthy relationship with my body and my eating. I simultaneously loathed myself and desperately desired to be skinnier, while also compulsively binging until I couldn't move. For months I would restrict. Show More Summary
A disproportionate number of college students with anorexia or bulimia are transgender. Gay, lesbian, and bi students also have higher rates than their straight classmates. read more
For a good 12 years of my life, I was obsessively consumed with food. I had this unhealthy relationship with my body and my eating. I simultaneously loathed myself and desperately desired to be skinnier, while also compulsively binging until I couldn't move. Show More Summary
Don’t pressure yourself to love your body unconditionally; it’s possible that that will come in time. Instead, focus on shifting your negative thoughts to neutral ones: Your body exists. It carries you around. It is neither good nor bad. It is a body. The post 7 Things to Remember During Eating Disorder Recovery appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Facebook use has been found to increase eating disorders in college-aged women. A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health has discovered that when frequent Facebook users compare their bodies to their friends’ bodies, they were more prone to engage in risky dieting behaviors. Show More Summary
Body dysmorphia and its dangerous but popular cousin disordered eating are pretty tough to live with, but there are supportive things that can make it a tiny bit easier to do so. Contributor: Sasha Garwood read more
Treatment can pose a daunting challenge for young women with body-image issues, and reawaken a previous problem.
This year I began a new relationship by falling in love with me. Having shared most of my life with an eating disorder, caught in a cycle of punishing my body and denying it the one thing we all need to survive, food. Not the way that someone who loves themselves lives. Show More Summary
A website on eating disorders recently posted Photoshopped images of female video game characters portrayed as "average" women with realistic proportions.
There's a great line from the film Mean Girls that I wish more people would listen to: “And that’s when I realized making fun of Caroline...
The establishment and assuredness of a safe and trusting relationship between patient and therapist prior to making the transition from office to on-line, plus symptoms being well under control or gone, then YES, my experience has shown that continued progress and recovery is possible, particularly for eating disorder patients with underlying anxiety & depression.
Bulimia.com's resized female video game characters are a good-intentioned, but ultimately misguided, way to tackle eating disorders.
What do emphysema, eating disorders and chronic liver disease have in common? They are all devastating illnesses where research lags due to blaming the victim. Why the diseases that cause the most harm don't always get the most research...Show More Summary
Bulimia.com, a website dedicated to helping those with eating disorders find treatment, has "reverse Photoshopped" some characters from popular games series to make them look more like the average American woman. " If video game creators...Show More Summary
Bulimia.com renders female characters from classic video games with measurements from average women. Bulimia.com is a support organization for people struggling with eating disorders. Yesterday, they tried to call attention what they say are unrealistic body image depictions in video games. Show More Summary
Image: Bulimia.com. Bulimia.com, an organization supporting people struggling with eating disorders, is calling attention to unrealistic and potentially damaging body image depictions in gaming by reverse Photoshopping some of its most famous characters. Show More Summary
At age 28, Lisa Brown seemed to have everything—she was newly married, happy, and just getting settled into her new life. Then, she mysteriously began losing weight even though she was eating regularly, and then her weight plummeted to dangerous lows. Suddenly, she was fighting to stay alive and convince others that she didn’t have an eating disorder. Read more...
In 2004, when she was only 15, Chelsea Roff woke up in a wheelchair in the psychiatric unit of a hospital in Texas. ‘Woke up’ is the wrong term. She was conscious for the month she had already spent at Children's Medical Center Dallas,...Show More Summary