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Trauma and PTSD: Linkage to Eating Disorders

When high levels of stress and anxiety from a painful or disturbing experience persist for long periods of time and make it difficult to complete daily responsibilities, individuals may be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If individuals do not know how to cope with their trauma in a productive way, it can consume their lives and lead to unhealthy behaviors, including disordered eating patterns. An effective comprehensive treatment program emphasizes whole person care and seeks to help individuals learn self soothing strategies and psychotherapy techniques needed in replacing negative thoughts and behaviors with positive solutions.

5 Challenges that Will Build Up Your Confidence

It is time to release the negative thoughts about yourself so that you can reach your full potential and become healthy and strong again. The following are 5 challenges that will build up your confidence. By taking charge of your life and accomplishing your goals, cultivating self compassion, connecting to your friends, sharing your voice, and doing fun activities, you will gain the confidence and willpower to overcome any challenges that may come your way.

Common Myths About Bulimia

If individuals are informed and aware of the common myths surrounding eating disorders, they are better equipped to recognize the signs and symptoms to help themselves or someone they love seek treatment. If struggling individuals learn about the common misconceptions of bulimia, they will realize that millions of people suffer from the eating disorder and that they are not alone. Once the common myths are dispelled, individuals can sooner begin the healing process. The mental and physical consequences of bulimia nervosa can ultimately be prevented if individuals understand the common myths associated with the disorder.

Are Eating Disorders and Depression Linked?

However, when feelings of hopelessness and questions about self-worth arise when people are struggling with their weight and self-image, individuals may be diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder. The causes of depression can be linked to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Individuals diagnosed with bulimia nervosa are often characterized by engaging in destructive behaviors such as purging, using laxatives, exercising excessively, or fasting in an unhealthy way. The only way to truly restore the individual’s mind, body, and spirit back to its healthy state is to seek a treatment recovery plan that emphasizes whole person care.
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Supporting a Loved One in Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays

Two hallmarks of the winter holiday season are spending time with family and partaking in festive feasts. For individuals working on recovery from an eating disorder, both of these aspects can present quite a challenge. It can also be confusing and frustrating for family members and friends of someone in recovery as they try to support them at this time.
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Thanksgiving in Recovery: 5 Tips from Eating Disorder Coaches

Thanksgiving is one of the hardest days of the year for people struggling with an eating disorder. From the food to family dynamics, challenges abound. Consider using the following suggestions offered by eating disorder recovery coaches to make your Thanksgiving as peaceful as possible!
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Taking Care Of Yourself Impacts Their Recovery: 5 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

Watching someone struggle with an eating disorder can be immensely stressful, scary, and frustrating. Because you care deeply about that person, you may find yourself taking on a caregiving role.
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Common Obstacles in Recovery (And How a Coach Can Help You Overcome Them!)

Recovery is a long road, and there are often many stumbling blocks along the way. Fortunately, eating disorder recovery specialists have identified several keys to sustaining recovery. One of the primary ones is developing and relying upon supportive relationships.
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Education and Eating Disorders: 5 Challenges and 5 Strategies

Students with eating disorders often develop a complicated relationship between their education and their health. On campuses, comparisons among peers (of both appearance and academic standing) and high performance expectations breed perfectionism, a hallmark quality for many eating disorders. It’s both normal and encouraged to prioritize academic achievement over sleep, food, and other self-caring activities.
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Considering Culture in Eating Disorder Recovery: An Interview with Mujidat Shotonwa, MHC-LP

For Mujidat, helping to facilitate a client’s recovery from the position of Intake Coordinator generates “a really good feeling for me, because it feels like I am part of pieces that are coming together.”