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Whether you are a family member, partner, close friend, or professional treatment provider, consider these insights when offering care to someone in eating disorder recovery. Here are 5 tips for caregivers.
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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.”
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Despite the pervasive masculinity ideal and inadequate resources on campuses for males who struggle with body and food issues (link to previous piece), there are effective ways to counteract the compulsive exercise and disordered eating habits which so many male students adopt.
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Research shows that writing not only improves one’s emotional health, but it has physiologically benefits. Since the 1980s, numerous studies conducted by psychologist James W. Pennebaker, PhD, have proven the that writing about stressful emotions has significant positive effects on individuals coping with diseases, disorders, and trauma.
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Males face unique challenges when seeking support for eating disorder recovery. They often are up against greater stigma than women, have fewer treatment options available, and struggle to find male peers going through similar experiences.
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What does it take to recover from an eating disorder? Nutritional, physical, psychological, and emotional needs must be addressed, so it helps to have a variety of professionals comprise a “treatment team.” One essential player on this team is a Registered Dietitian (RD): a health professional with an accredited university degree in nutrition and dietetics who has completed supervised hours of clinical practice and passed a credentialing exam. But not all RD’s specialize in eating disorders.
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A multitude of factors contribute to the rising rates of eating disorders diagnosed at this stage of life. As exciting as college may be, it also involves new levels and types of stress: greater academic expectations, pressure to determine your identity, increased athletic competitiveness, new social networks, more independent living, unfamiliar food sources and settings, loss of childhood, and the challenges of transition…to name a few!
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I recently asked a friend who is in recovery from anorexia how she feels towards her now inactive but once powerful eating disorder. Squinting past my shoulder into the distance—perhaps into her distant past—she paused in silent reflection. Several moments later, she returned to the here and now, and responded:
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When a healthy child gets sick, parents can usually find a fairly simple answer: Tylenol, amoxicillin, cough medicine. But when your child is diagnosed with an eating disorder, parents face a problem for which there is no immediate fix. Caring for and supporting your child with an eating disorder can be confusing and scary.
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Eating disorders are notoriously challenging to treat, because they are so multi-faceted: they derive from emotional, psychological, physiological, social, and cultural influences.