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The Link Between Sexual Orientation And Eating Disorders

College students who identify as transgender are more likely to develop eating disorders, according to new research. Using data from the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment, researchers analyzed survey responses from more than 289,000 students from over 200 U.S. universities. Transgender students were most likely to have had an eating disorder in the …


A Secret To Healthy Weight Loss: Gaining Self-Control Over Emotions

When it comes to emotional eating, it’s never about the food. Emotions, researchers reiterate, are the underlying cause of eating disorders. And a new survey brings forth some compelling data about just how important it is to manage feelings in a healthy way. The key to weight loss? Investigators surveyed over 1,300 licensed psychologists, asking …


Bulimic Teens Recover More Quickly When Parents Are Involved

Parental involvement improves patient outcomes when it comes to treating adolescents with bulimia nervosa, according to a new study. Researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Stanford University say the findings contradict what clinicians are normally taught about bulimia treatment – which is that parents should be excluded from the process. “This study shows definitively …


For Girls, Playground Teasing Has Lasting Effect On Body Image

The seemingly harmless teasing that happens on the average playground may have a long-term impact on females, a recent study suggests. Specifically, overweight or obese adolescent girls are likely to develop harmful habits and a poor body image if they are teased by their peers. The research, conducted by a team from the University of …


Food Addiction To Be Added To List Of Eating Disorders

An addiction to food is not yet officially viewed as an eating disorder, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), the American Psychiatric Association’s guide of accepted psychological diagnoses. However, that is about to change a petition to include food addiction has been requested and should appear in the Diagnostic and …


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Eating Disorder Prevention Is On The Rise

The more insurance claims, doctors visits and treatment facility enrollments for eating disorders, the more awareness, research and PREVENTION spreads. The Victorian is in the business of treating eating disorders, but we also have an urge to prevent them. Eating Disorder prevention is on the rise.  Some of the most noted preventative and awareness campaigns …


Dear Eating Disorder, My Friend

We have an eating disorder for a reason. We hold on to it for reasons. It works. We feel in control or back in control. Some therapists recommend that people with an eating disorder write a letter to their eating disorder and by doing so they would uncover the benefits of what they got out …


You’d Be Great If…

…not that I remember ever asking anyone, “What would make me great?” I have scoured every corner of my mind, looking for one scenario when I actually asked someone, “What do you think would make me great?”  I came up with Zilch, Zippo, None! And yet my mind is also filled with anecdotes and events …


What Are You Waiting For?

With most written words, the emotional inflection is up to the reader. The title of this article could be read several ways, with different meanings depending on the inflection. The sentences have the same words but when you read them aloud with emphasis on a different word, you get a different type of question, which …


Video: How To Prevent Bingeing, Purging And Other E.D. Behaviors

This week’s video blog offers tips on preventing Eating Disorder behaviors (such as bingeing and/or purging) while in recovery. I hope you find it helpful! (You will find the steps I lay out in the video listed below). ? Lauren Bersaglio Questions to ask yourself if you feel the urge to binge/purge/restrict: 1. What am …


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