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Can OCD Cause Eating Disorders?

We all remember the sidewalk scene from As Good as it Gets, don’t we? Jack Nicolson stepping over cracks, begging people not to touch him as he makes his way down the street. Though its portrayal of the details of OCD is not all-encompassing, and the story definitely relies on stereotypes of the condition, it

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What Is the Relationship Between Skin-Picking and Eating Disorders?

People suffering from eating disorders present an array of physical signs and indicators that often have little to do with their actual relationship with food. Specific compulsions can coincide with their condition, showing in unpredictable ways that someone with a keen eye for detail can identify. However, knowing which signs are comorbidity and which aren’t

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Can Vyvanse Cause Anorexia?

When prescribed a medication to help with one problem, it’s important to consider whether or not that medicine might create another problem elsewhere. We can work with our doctor to determine if the benefits of the medication outweigh the risk. This decision-making process is no less important if you’ve been prescribed Vyvanse. Let’s take a

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Can You Have Body Dysmorphia Without an Eating Disorder?

Body image issues can affect people of all ages, shapes, sizes, races, and backgrounds, as society has a way of instilling unrealistic expectations for how we’re supposed to look. When we don’t meet those standards, we feel the need to talk down to ourselves and potentially take extreme measures to achieve those results. Many automatically

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What is Food Exposure Therapy?

When you or someone you love suffers from an eating disorder, the odds are that food restriction plays a role. That’s because food restriction offers an element of control for a person who otherwise may feel out of control. As a result, food exposure can be one of the most effective ways to fight food

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What Happens if an Eating Disorder Goes Untreated?

Across the country, countless people suffer in silence from an eating disorder. Whether they are trying to match the unattainable beauty standards outlined in popular culture or have a severely damaged relationship with food, these conditions have remained a prevalent part of society for decades. While countless people have sought help from a local eating

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How Does an Eating Disorder Affect a Person’s Life?

The relationship between what we eat, our body image, self-esteem, and physical and mental well-being represents a complex relationship that can quickly change at a moment’s notice. Different factors affect how we view our nutrition and the ways we approach eating throughout the day. In some cases, people develop eating disorders in response to these

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What Are Some Lesser-Known Eating Disorders?

When we think of eating disorders, we automatically think of the three most common types: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. But did you know there are at least seven more recognized eating disorders? While these lesser-known eating disorders aren’t seen on the scale of the main three, it’s so important for us to be aware

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How Does Anorexia Develop?

If you eat all three meals every day and sometimes have a snack and occasionally a dessert, you’re probably wondering: how does anorexia take over? After all, even though what we eat may be a choice, eating feels basically involuntary. And just not eating? That seems beyond difficult, if not impossible. Regardless, teens and young

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How to Support Someone with Anorexia

Anorexia might just be the most dangerous and most difficult to understand of all the eating disorders. After all, starving oneself—to the point of malnutrition and even death—seems unfathomable. And yet people do it more than you might imagine. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder next to opioid use disorder.

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