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Posts Tagged ‘adult eating disorders’

By On January 10th, 2018

Older adults with eating disorders continue to be overlooked

The latest estimates suggest that approximately 30 million Americans live with an eating disorder at any given time. Thanks to stereotypes and misrepresentation in the media, most people would assume that almost all of those 30 million Americans are young women. However, that isn’t entirely accurate. In fact, people of any age can develop or…

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By On June 22nd, 2017

When pregnancy brings your eating disorder back to life

Eating disorders during and after pregnancy are a topic that rarely gets discussed, even by those who have been affected by eating disorders during their lifetime. It is almost as if people assume mental illnesses take a vacation during pregnancy. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Some experts believe as many as one in twenty women…

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By On August 25th, 2016

The Changing Face of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are not as simple as many people seem to believe. These dangerous disorders are often brushed off as a “young women’s” problem, but those who struggle with disorders like anorexia and bulimia cannot be so simply categorized. “The face of eating disorders today is any face: a young face, an old face, a…

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By On June 24th, 2016

Eating Disorders Can Get In The Way Of Motherhood

There’s no good time to be struggling with an eating disorder in your life. Whether it is during the emotion-filled teenage years or the stressful years of adulthood, eating disorders can complicate your life, defer goals, and be literally debilitating. However, there’s one period of life where struggling with an eating disorder can be particularly…

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By On February 11th, 2016

Teenage Girls Aren’t The Only Ones Who Struggle With Anorexia

Eating disorders are often thought of as adolescent or teenage problems, but that is far from the case. Countless adults struggle with eating disorders every day, but the social beliefs about who experiences these disorders often prevent them from being able to find treatment or care. Not only are the taboos related to eating disorders…

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By On December 21st, 2015

Huffington Post Article Explores Eating Disorders In Adults

Eating disorders affect over 30 million in the United States in their lifetime, but all too often we forget that those eating disorders don’t just appear in one stage of life. While teenage girls are the most likely demographic to develop an eating disorder, people of any age or gender are susceptible to these illnesses.…

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By On September 28th, 2015

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder

When the topic of eating disorders come up, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa often get the most attention because they are the most prevalent eating disorders among young women – one of the most at-risk populations for these types of disorders. However, binge eating disorder is often underestimated. Among U.S. adults, binge eating disorder (B.E.D.)…

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