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A True Story about Bulimia Nervosa

Approximately 4.7 million women will have their lives threatened by bulimia nervosa. Like other eating disorders, bulimia is complicated and not fully understood.  Those suffering will often binge on large amounts of food and then purge their calories through behaviors [...]

2020-01-02T20:51:59+00:00January 2nd, 2020|

What are the symptoms of anorexia?

Sometimes the symptoms of an eating disorder can be difficult to recognize, often because they reveal themselves subtly. The symptoms of anorexia are important to recognize because mortality rates from anorexia are the highest of any mental illness. Individuals, ages [...]

2019-12-05T14:55:18+00:00December 5th, 2019|

Mental Health and Eating Disorder Statistics [Infographic]

Eating disorder statistics regularly show the prevalence of co-occurring mental health issues among those with eating disorders. In fact, eating disorders often develop as coping mechanisms for conditions like depression, anxiety, and trauma. However, how tight is the link between [...]

2019-12-12T22:25:30+00:00November 4th, 2019|

What is muscle dysmorphia?

What is muscle dysmorphia? Muscle dysmorphia is typically more prevalent in men; however, women can also be at risk. The disorder is not currently recognized as an eating disorder and is often considered to be a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder [...]

2019-10-15T10:17:33+00:00September 5th, 2019|

Do I have an eating disorder?

At Magnolia Creek, we are often asked how to know if someone has an eating disorder. It is common to not know the signs and symptoms, and for many, a sense of shame or guilt about their eating disorder behaviors [...]

2019-10-18T16:24:11+00:00August 12th, 2019|

Why Do People Self Harm?

Although many people can understand anxiety or depression, many find someone causing intentional harm to themselves confusing. Because self-harm often appears traumatic and violent, it could look like an attempt at suicide. Individuals with an eating disorder may restrict, binge, [...]

2019-10-03T10:44:35+00:00July 29th, 2019|