Some of my most popular social media links are based on eating disorders. I find this a little strange, because I rarely receive a phone call on that very subject. In any case, I put together a quick sheet. In the United States eating disorders are more common than Alzheimer's disease. As many as one million women … Continue reading Eating Disorders – Fast Facts
The latest eating disorder – Picky Eating
Selective Eating Disorder is an eating disorder that prevents the consumption of certain foods. You might think of this as "picky eating". Not so fast. Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is now a condition that describes adults who limit their eating. Medical professionals say that sufferers of ARFID have an inability to eat certain … Continue reading The latest eating disorder – Picky Eating
Recovery -10 Things
10 things I am glad a learned about this year - the short version 1. You can get high a lot easier these days - and you don't necessarily need a drug dealer to do it. Cough Syrup - When not used for colds, cough medicine is a “street drug”. Commonly referred to as Syrup, Robo … Continue reading Recovery -10 Things
Is She Bulimic?
My husband was on the phone, chatting with a friend, several days ago. I could overhear their conversation and they were talking about his twenty-something daughter. Apparently, she has some serious esophagus problem. I am sitting there, bitting my tongue thinking "are you guys clueless? -- it's obvious she has an eating disorder". He gets off the phone and I butt into what … Continue reading Is She Bulimic?
“Modern Eating” Disorders
Most people have a general understanding of the two major eating disorders. Anorexia is self-starvation and Bulimia is purging (vomiting) after you eat. However, up to 50% of diagnoses of eating disorder, fall into another category, mostly referred to as (ENDOS) Eating disorder not otherwise specified. This means that many eating disorder sufferers are not … Continue reading “Modern Eating” Disorders
Eating Disorder’s 101
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. But, People who seek help for an eating disorder can recover and go on to live a healthy normal life.