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Binge Eating, Anorexia, Bulimia
By Tara Well Ph.D. on April 16, 2018 in The Clarity
Critical when you look in the mirror? Try this counterintuitive technique.
By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on March 27, 2018 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
Humans are not the only ones to try to eat their way out of stressful or negative feelings. Dogs, it seems, are emotional eaters, too.
By Charlotte Markey Ph.D. on February 23, 2018 in Smart People Don’t Diet
Here are five of the most common eating habits that make us feel bad — and some ways that they can be improved.
By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on February 23, 2018 in Eating Mindfully
Do you know which people struggle with eating disorders? The diversity may surprise you.
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on May 15, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
– Abraham Maslow
By Emily T. Troscianko on May 11, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
A little-known treatment for eating disorders is achieving high remission and recovery rates – and defining remission and recovery in meaningful ways.
By Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D. on May 08, 2018 in Understanding Narcissism
If you hate visiting your mother because she is always commenting on your body, this article can help you understand why she cares so much about what you weigh.
By Emily T. Troscianko on May 04, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
An outline of the current evidence for CBT efficacy in eating disorder treatment, including problems with relapse reporting and questionable definitions of remission and recovery.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on May 03, 2018 in Brick by Brick
Our whole life is a do over.
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on April 30, 2018 in Feeling Our Way
Stigma can spur people to behave better, even as it causes anxiety about falling short.
By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on April 29, 2018 in Moral Landscapes
It is habitual for world leaders to point the finger at the disadvantages children face in less economically-advanced nations but how about taking care of USA children?
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 27, 2018 in Social Instincts
New research adds credibility to the "raw foodism" movement.
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on April 23, 2018 in Beauty Sick
Even when researchers showed women thin-ideal media images at a subconscious level, their body esteem still took a hit.
By Susan Albers Psy.D. on April 20, 2018 in Comfort Cravings
Here are 6 ideas for parents to help teens stop their mindless snacking and choose healthier snacks after school. Avoid the eye-rolls with these simple tips.
By Chuck Schaeffer Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Psychlopedia
Are you missing the red flags of a sleep disorder? Learning these signs can give you back restorative, restful sleep.
By Jonathan Foiles LCSW on April 09, 2018 in The Thing With Feathers
Leslie Jamison developed a drinking problem while attending Harvard and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her new addiction memoir adds a great deal to the literature on recovery.
By Kari Anderson DBH, CEDS on April 06, 2018 in #BeHerNow
If you've ever felt the "sting" of weight bias, Chrissy Metz, author of a new memoir, shares the evolution of her confidence.
By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on April 03, 2018 in Eating Mindfully
New research suggests that diet talk isn't just affecting our children, it's impacting their children as well. Here's how you can help break the cycle.
By Lance Dodes M.D. on April 01, 2018 in The Heart of Addiction
Think you know addiction? I hope so. Here's a clinical test to help.
By Emily T. Troscianko on March 31, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
It seems such an obvious route to self-empowerment: I deserve to eat this. But maybe it's the opposite.
By Judy Scheel Ph.D., L.C.S.W., CEDS on March 22, 2018 in When Food Is Family
Eating Disorders are responses to trauma. "Me Too" validates. But who or what determines trauma? When is perception in the eyes and experience of the one perceiving?
By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LCSW-C on March 16, 2018 in Mindful Musings
If you are struggling with this, you are so not alone.
By Emily T. Troscianko on March 02, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
Is normality for you a shining beacon, a haunting impossibility, a reviled trap, an ironic fiction? In anorexia and recovery from it, it can be all these things at different times.
By Kari Anderson DBH, CEDS on February 22, 2018 in #BeHerNow
Will Weight Watchers utilize addictive gaming as part of their new business strategy with teens?
By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LCSW-C on February 18, 2018 in Mindful Musings
Part of recovery is learning how to let yourself feel.
By Emily T. Troscianko on February 17, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
I analyze the ABA literature to explore whether or not the translation from alcohol addiction to eating disorders results in coherent and constructive principles and practices.
By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LCSW-C on February 17, 2018 in Mindful Musings
As an eating disorder and body image therapist, I'm upset by this trailer.
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on February 09, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
“Sexy is not a size, every calorie is not a war, your body is not a battleground. Your value is not measured in pounds."
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on February 09, 2018 in Beauty Sick
We don’t need quieter junk food. We need a complete revision of our relationships with food and our bodies.
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on February 08, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
Avoidance of talking about the food component is avoidance of what is needed to fully recover.
By Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, ABPP, CEDS on February 07, 2018 in The Forgotten Gender
What do psychoanalytic approaches to the treatment of eating disorders have to contribute?
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on February 06, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
In our hyper-individualistic culture, education focuses primarily on the individual when it comes learning. An evolutionarily informed perspective gives us more options.
By Mark Borigini M.D. on January 31, 2018 in Overcoming Pain
Better yet, exercise and eat well—and don’t be a candidate for bariatric surgery in the first place.
By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on January 25, 2018 in Real Healing
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