The binge-purge cycle of bulimia nervosa consists of behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. It is a cycle of intense shame for those struggling and can be a source of confusion for loved ones as to why the individual doesn’t “just stop.” The cycle is repetitive and individuals suffering from bulimia will often find it impossible to stop. Before…Details
by: Michelle Kalz, National Director of Clinical Partnerships Are you a psychiatrist, therapist, counselor, social worker, case manager or primary care provider who refers women to a high level of care for eating disorders and/or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders? You are of such value to Magnolia Creek! We consider you our clinical…Details
Social media is one of the greatest communication tools and has changed the way we engage with one another. The social media platform allows us to connect and communicate with anyone, anywhere – whether we post a picture, send a tweet, or update our status. Our lives can be on full display as little or…Details
Although families feel a myriad of emotions when their loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, they are an ally during treatment. The role of the family in eating disorder treatment is widely recognized as being important and essential for a successful recovery. Systems Based Family Theory can be a helpful tool for creating…Details
The National Eating Disorders Association estimates that 20 million women meet criteria for an eating disorder at some point during their lives. In recent studies of NCAA athletes, over one-third of female athletes reported attitudes and symptoms placing them at risk for anorexia nervosa, and 25% had disordered eating behaviors.
By: Leigh-Ann Bamberg MS, RDN, LD For many people, the holidays are a time of joy and merriment; a time for family and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company while sharing in annual traditions and abundant laughter. For most people, highlights of the holiday season include cooking and indulging in a traditional holiday…Details
Although many people can understand anxiety or depression, they may find self-injury confusing. Because self-harm often appears traumatic and violent, it could look like an attempt at suicide. Self-harm can be scary for the person who inflicts it as well as their loved ones. There are many factors involved in answering the question, “Why do…Details
In a culture obsessed with youth, we typically think of eating disorders a young person’s issue. However, eating disorders are affecting more middle age and older individuals. Eating disorders in the older population tend to receive less media attention; however, they slightly affect more women than breast cancer.
Your body image is the way you view your physical self. When you struggle with body image issues, you do not see yourself as others do. In fact, you do not see yourself as you actually are. This can make you strive for ideals that do not balance with reality. How Body Image Issues Begin…Details
Both anorexia and bulimia can seriously damage your body. These conditions take a greater physical toll than most other mental health problems. However, in anorexia vs bulimia, what’s the difference? Each of these eating disorders begin for a wide range of reasons. Each has roots in a poor self-image and a desire for greater control…Details