Can Attachment Theory Help Explain the Relationship Some People Have ...

A new paper in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice argues that the relationship a person has with their eating disorder is shaped by that person's understanding of what meaningful relationships should look like - and, in ...

Feb 20

Categories: Eating Disorders

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This is What It’s Like to Have the World’s Most Deadly Eating ...

What happens when you combine a chronic illness like Type I diabetes mellitus with an eating disorder? You get what is currently known as the world’s most deadly eating disorder, diabulimia. In Singapore, 1 in 3 individuals have a lifetime risk of ...

Jan 12

Categories: Eating Disorders

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The Association between Attachment Styles and Food

It is hardly surprising knowledge to learn that some people manage negative emotions by binge-eating, usually of the junk food variety. Some of them may even be close friends and family members around us, and it appears to be increasingly common. ...

Nov 24

Categories: Adult psychological development, Eating Disorders

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Causes of Eating Disorders

People who have low self-esteem or often doubt and feel nervous about themselves, have a high possibility of developing eating disorders. This group of people are said to have Insecure attachment.

Aug 21

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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How are PTSD and Eating Disorders linked?

Eating disorders are not merely determined by the amount of food consumed, but mainly by the amount of anxiety and thought processes in the mind. It is viewed by some as an addiction, and a habit of eating that is wired in the brain. There are many ...

Jun 25

Categories: Complex PTSD, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ...

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The Rise of Eating Disorders today

Mental health professionals play a huge role in the recovery of eating disorders, and collaborative efforts are needed for treating comorbid disorders.

Jun 4

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Mindfulness could be the key to end cravings

Mindfulness strategies helps to reduce cravings for alcohol, substances and food. Such strategies include exercises that are focused on physical sensations and deep breathing, to differentiate between thoughts and physical being.

May 30

Categories: Addictions, Control Issues, Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, ...

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Under stress, brains of bulimics respond differently to food

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans suggest that the brains of women with bulimia nervosa react differently to images of food after stressful events than the brains of women without bulimia, according to research published by the American ...

Apr 20

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Attachment Plays a Role in the Development of Eating Disorders

Insecure attachment has been found to be a major factor of eating disorder development.

Jul 24

Categories: Attachment Issues, Eating Disorders

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6 Harmful Thoughts Fueling Your Battle with Food

Our thoughts about food matter.

Jun 1

Categories: Eating Disorders

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When Healthy Eating Becomes Bad for You

An excessive preoccupation with eating healthy food and an overly judgemental stance towards others’ eating habits is classified as Orthorexia nervosa. Although its namesake sounds similar to anorexia nervosa, the two disorders are very different.

Mar 22

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Men and Eating Disorders

When terms like “anorexia” and “bulimia” are mentioned, an image of a female starving herself is what comes to mind. This picture of eating disorders is a flawed one, as eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age or ...

Mar 15

Categories: Eating Disorders

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The Hidden Faces of Eating Disorders

When we hear about eating disorders, what we see in our minds is an image of a young, thin and often white woman. This is, in fact, a form of bias on our part, as research shows that people who have higher weights are at higher risk of contracting ...

Mar 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Six Signs of An Eating Disorder

With the increasing prevalence of eating disorders nowadays, it is even more important for friends and loved ones to learn to recognise the common signs of eating disorders to help those who are suffering seek help. Here’s how.

Mar 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Given time, most women with anorexia or bulimia will recover

Contrary to what is often believed, new research is optimistic that around two-thirds of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will eventually recover from their eating disorders.

Dec 29

Categories: Eating Disorders

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