Posts Tagged ‘eating disorder prevention’

By On May 12th, 2017

International Study Finds Potential Genetic Root of Anorexia

Anorexia is often thought of as being like a contagious illness. The questions of whether social media or peer criticism can “cause” anorexia are constantly raised, but one thing is constantly forgotten. While external factors can contribute to the development of eating disorders, they are ultimately psychiatric disorders born out of genetics. Until now, the…


By On February 2nd, 2015

From Our Dietician’s Desk: Binge Eating Disorder

 Written by: Joleen Wilson, Registered Dietician, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, for Pathway for Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital There are many factors influencing a person’s weight, but emotional eating (when food is used as an outlet for coping with life’s stressors) is one way calories can quickly add up.  Binge eating disorder (BED), also…

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