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Articles - Eating Disorders
TeenHelp February 3rd 2015 11:06 PM
Debunking the myths of eating disorders By Jenny (coolkid98) There are a variety of misconceptions about eating disorders which can make it difficult for those with eating disorders to reach out and get help. This article will debunk some of the common myths about eating disorders. In clarifying common misconceptions, it hopes to promote greater understanding of what eating disorders are, and categorically are not. Myth: Eating disorders aren't serious; they're a lifestyle choice. Fact:...
Narrative. September 4th 2014 02:30 PM
Eating in public By Cassie (Idyllic.) For people who suffer from eating disorders or anxiety, eating in public isnít exactly a walk in the park. A fear of eating in public or in front of others is a specific phobia that is a lot more common in people than it is perceived to be. A specific phobia is defined as "a lasting and unreasonable fear caused by the presence or thought of a specific object or situation that usually poses little or no actual danger" source]. Signs of specific phobias...
Narrative. June 3rd 2014 07:04 AM
Healthy dieting vs disordered eating: know the signs By Chess (Mercicle.) There can be a fine line between dieting in a healthy way and developing a pattern of disordered eating, or even an eating disorder. Many of the indicators marking this line are less about the actual weight being lost and more about the person's mindset. It can be difficult to tell the difference, and dangerous if the wrong approach is taken, so this article will cover some of the main ways to distinguish between...
Narrative. May 2nd 2013 01:43 AM
Men with eating disorders By Jenna (.:BreakingBeautifully:.) It is common knowledge that women are more likely to struggle with eating disorders than men. It is estimated that on any given day, ten million American women struggle with an eating disorder. According to the most recent statistics provided by the National Institute of Mental Health, 4.9% of all American women struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives (0.9% with anorexia, 1.5% with bulimia, and 3.5% with...
Rob May 1st 2012 09:34 PM
Kicking comparison to the curb By Maggie (Missmaggie55) The grass is always greener on the other side and unfortunately, many people go through life without ever acknowledging that the very grass on which they stand is the very grass someone else is so deeply infatuated by. It is disturbing to think that more and more children are becoming adults with negative body images. These children were never able to see their true reflection and instead turned to dangerous diet pills, plastic...
Mel June 1st 2010 06:12 AM
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 11 (May 2010). The Truth about Eating Disorders By Jessie (Asylum) Eating disorders are characterized by abnormal eating habits resulting in insufficient or excessive food intake. There are many types of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified. Like many other psychiatric disorders, there are misconceptions surrounding eating disorders and those living...
love__me January 7th 2009 08:45 AM
Teen to Teen. Let's talk. By Kaylee. High school, the hardest time in a teenagerís life. With the schoolwork, preparing for college, parents, and the stress of finals can really make us feel the pressure. We feel out of control, but imagine dealing with all of the above mentioned, and also dealing with the battle of your own body. Some teenagers do just that, and some even develop an eating disorder in the process. I am one of those teenagers who deal with body image issues. My name is...
beckie January 6th 2009 04:09 PM
A Guide to Eating Disorders According to statistics, Anorexia and bulimia affect nearly 10 million women and one million men; sometimes they can be fatal if nothing is done about them. Please donít suffer in silence, there is always someone to support you though any difficulties you may be having. Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Symptoms of anorexia include: Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for height,...



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