A daughter struggling with an eating disorder ignites constant worry and fear in her parents. Learn more about eating disorders and how to help your daughter overcome this challenge.
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Contrary to popular belief, anorexia nervosa is not simply a reaction to media or cultural messages about thinness and beauty. Anorexia has been around for centuries and has social, familial, and possibly genetic causes. Anorexia is an eating disorder that is characterized by the gross restriction of caloric intake. While not eating or eating insubstantial…Read More
Roughly one percent of females will develop anorexia at some point in their life. Although it most commonly occurs in adolescent and young adult females, it can and does affect males at times. Anorexia can be best described as a relentless pursuit of thinness, combined with an unwillingness to maintain a healthy weight. Individuals with…Read More
By: David Mayeski, Admissions Counselor and LCSW Years ago I had the opportunity to work with a young woman who struggled with anorexia. I remember fondly our very first conversation more than 12 years ago. She told me, “It was the fall of 2001 when I got my eating disorder.” I laughed. I was a…Read More
This is part three of a four-part primer on eating disorders provided by eating-disorders specialist Isabelle Tierney, M.A., LMFT, BHSP. Isabelle lives in Boulder Colorado and provides web-based and in-person trainings, seminars, in-services, and interventions throughout the US and abroad. For this article, InnerChange asked Isabelle about treatment options for sufferers of eating disorders. For…Read More
This is part three of a four- part primer on eating disorders provided by eating disorders specialist Isabelle Tierney, M.A., LMFT, BHSP. Isabelle lives in Boulder Colorado and provides web-based and in-person trainings, seminars, in services, and interventions throughout the US and abroad. For this article, InnerChange asked Isabelle to discuss the emotional needs that…Read More