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Eating Disorder Quiz

Could you or someone you know have an eating disorder? Take this quiz and find out: Click here for downloadable Risk Assessment Have you developed fears or beliefs about food you never had before? Do you think losing weight would make your life better? Are other people concerned about your weight, eating or exercise habits? [...]

What To Expect From Treatment

Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are serious psychological conditions that require specialized treatment. If an eating disorder is suspected, it is important to seek the appropriate treatment immediately. The longer a person engages in eating disorder behavior without treatment, the more difficult it can for the person to recover. It is essential to [...]

Finding an Eating Disorder Specialist

  Anorexia and bulimia require treatment by a psychologist or psychotherapist who has specialized knowledge and training in eating disorders.       These are questions you can ask a therapist to determine if they are an eating disorder specialist: Have you had specialized training specifically in eating disorders? What kind of training Where How [...]

Desperately Thin Housewives

“Desperate Housewives” was a very popular television show from 2004-2012 and is making a resurgence on streaming services.  If you’re a fan of the happenings on Wisteria Lane, it would be hard not to notice how desperately thin the female characters are. Is it really normal for women over 30 to be that thin? While [...]

Basic Nutrition

Regardless of what kind of eating disorder a person may have, treatment should include education on basic nutrition and meal planning. Working with a registered dietician who understands eating disorders is an essential part of recovery. Most people with eating disorders are more than aware of the calorie and fat content in foods and tend [...]

Internet Sites for Information on Senior Health Issues

Several websites that provide medical information specifically for older adults are now available.  These resources can be used to help you learn more about the medical issues you may be experiencing. Understanding your diagnoses, treatments and expected outcomes of treatment is especially important for your health.  Many people don’t follow their doctor’s recommendations because they [...]

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