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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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Body Image, Body Checking, and Body Avoidance: Obstacles for Eating Disorder Recovery

Written by Kate Fisch, LCSW – AVP of Clinical Partnerships, Eating Disorder Network   A common stumbling block on the road to eating disorder recovery is ongoing negative body image thoughts. Even after someone has progressed towards recovery by significantly decreasing their eating disorder behaviors and repairing their relationship with food, negative body image concerns …

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How to Differentiate Picky Eating from Eating Disorders

Many parents know the struggle of getting their children to eat nutritious foods all too well. Most of the time, they can get them to eat their fruits and veggies with a little coaxing and negotiations, leaving all right with their ongoing development. However, in some cases, these bouts of picky eating could signify something …

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Effects of Anorexia on Mental Health

You can probably infer many physical consequences a person may suffer when they intentionally starve themselves. Things like: A person with anorexia will likely lose weight detrimentally, and a lack of nutrients will show in her hair, skin, and nails. In addition, they will experience headaches, stomach pain, bone density issues, and heart problems. But …

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