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Eating Disorders and the Magnolia Creek Difference

Statistics show that about 30 million people suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. Despite staggering numbers, many of those suffering do not seek treatment due to embarrassment, denial, or confusion surrounding their symptoms. Education and awareness are key in helping break through the stigma and providing the …

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Challenging the Stigma of Eating Disorders in the African American Community

By: Jamella Stroud Bulimia. What does it look like?  Frail?  White? Dark circles? Sunken cheeks? Blond hair? Blue eyes? Privilege? Private schools? Nope, not this time. Bulimia was me. A beautiful, black, intelligent, charismatic mother, sister, friend, and entrepreneur that grew up in the inner city, went to a public city school and was raised …

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How to Prevent an Eating Disorder Relapse

Eating disorders such as Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa are among the most fatal mental illnesses in the United States. As one might imagine, making a full recovery from an eating disorder takes plenty of planning, motivation and perseverance. Statistics suggest that the vast majority of women with eating disorders will, at some point, relapse …

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Common Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

By: Debbie Diehl, RN Patients with suspected eating disorders can present with multiple signs and symptoms.  Eating Disorder patients will have cognitive, behavioral and physical signs and symptoms. In patients with Eating Disorders you will see the restricting of food or fluids, binge-eating and or purging behaviors. Nutritional deficiencies will be common because of these …

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How to Help a Loved One that Resists Treatment for an Eating Disorder

By: Magnolia Creek Staff Watching loved ones struggle, whatever their age, is always excruciating. It leaves a gaping hole in your stomach and a heaviness in your heart unlike anything else. It produces a deep desperation to make everything better. But what if your loved one does not want your help (or maybe anyone else’s)? …

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