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December 02, 2022
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Is There a Link Between Genetics and ARFID?

Every eating disorder is a complex psychiatric disorder, and as such, tends to have equally complex causes that vary from individual to individual. ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) is no different. Like Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and others, it’s impossible to point to specific factors that will always cause the disorder. Instead, eating disorders are triggered by a combination of factors, each of which falls into a general category but is specific…
November 30, 2022
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Binge Eating Disorder and the Holiday Season

For many, the holiday season brings feelings of excitement, warmth, and closeness with family and friends. However, for those who struggle with disordered eating, the holidays may also bring anxiety around the many food-focused events and gatherings. This can be especially true for those with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or other eating disorder related binges. What Is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)? Binge Eating Disorder is defined by consuming larger quantities of food, often quickly and…
November 28, 2022
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How to Recognize an Eating Disorder During the Holidays

The holidays are all about celebrating with loved ones. But, as they approach, anyone can get swept up in the stressors of the season. From hosting extended family to shopping for the perfect gift, this time of year is as riddled with emotional intensity as it is with goodwill and joy. But for someone struggling with an eating disorder, the holidays bring even more challenges. If you are feeling concerned about a loved one, keep…
November 25, 2022
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8 Tips for Thriving During the Holidays With an Eating Disorder

The holiday season can be a joyful time filled with social gatherings, family traditions, and abundant food. However, for those living with an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, it can be a season of increased anxiety. Dinner parties, social pressure, and lack of routine can make it more difficult to manage your mental health and eating disorder. If you are experiencing an eating disorder, this food-focused season might seem daunting. But…
November 23, 2022
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P.R.E.P. for the Holidays

As the season changes to fall, our attention is drawn toward the upcoming holidays. Often marketed as the “most wonderful time of the year,” the holidays can be an especially challenging time for those dealing with disordered eating and eating disorders. Now is the time to prepare for this approaching holiday season so you can feel the greatest level of support for your recovery efforts and create the opportunity to engage in what can be…
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