Kelli Falconberry, Author at Aster Springs

Kelli Falconberry

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Tips to Ease Anxiety About Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorder treatment is meant to help us recover and improve our physical and mental well-being. But how can we do that when our anxiety about the process gets in the way? That terrible feeling of dread and uncertainty is a huge distraction and can interfere with the recovery process, but there are ways to …

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Can Multiple Eating Disorders Be Present at Once?

Eating disorders are serious mental health issues affecting millions of people worldwide. While many people are aware of the most common eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, many are also unaware that multiple eating disorders can be present in a single individual at one time. Common Eating Disorders That Can Coexist It is entirely …

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Can You Develop ARFID After Childhood?

Picky eating is common among children and isn’t necessarily a red flag for an eating disorder on its own. However, extreme picky eating that persists throughout late childhood, adolescence, or adulthood is a sign of a more serious issue. Symptoms may look similar to those of anorexia but without a strong desire to change their …

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How to Discuss Your Eating Disorder with Your Therapist

Talking to your therapist about your eating disorder can be challenging, especially if you’ve struggled with it for a long time. To get the help you need, you should have an open and honest dialogue with your therapist. We’ll explore how to discuss your eating disorder with your therapist, including tips on preparing, what to …

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Stress-Induced Relapses

One of the biggest obstacles in treating eating disorders is relapse. Stress-induced relapse occurs when your stress levels are too high to maintain your recovery, and you resort to past eating disorder behaviors and routines that made you feel better, giving you a sense of control. Understanding what stress-induced relapse is, how it affects those …

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Can a Dietitian Help with Eating Disorders? Exploring the Benefits of Professional Guidance

Dealing with an eating disorder on your own can be very overwhelming. If you’re trying to take steps toward recovery and restoring nutrition, knowing where to start and how to proceed when it comes to meals can be challenging. In this case, a dietitian can help. A dietitian’s recommendations and guidelines are critical components of …

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Can Previous Trauma Lead to ARFID?

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is an eating disorder characterized by avoidance of certain foods or food groups. One of the lesser-known eating disorders, ARFID has become more pronounced over time as a recent diagnosis, and causes, effects, and effective recovery solutions are slowly emerging as more medical research is collected. One of the most …

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Is There Medication That Can Help with Eating Disorders?

In eating disorder recovery, you might start to wonder what treatments are available. There are many combinations and treatment programs for eating disorders, especially when partnering with quality treatment centers and medical professionals. A commonly used treatment options is medications, as they can substantially affect other mental health conditions and co-occurring conditions contributing to your …

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