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  • Expression Of Art Or Glamorizing Bulimia?

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 03-18-2014 Category: Eating Disorders
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    Lady Gaga’s March 13, 2014 SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival performance in Austin, Texas, left many people with a bad taste in their mouths. Lady Gaga is known for her flashy and bizarre performances, and this performance is not the first to make headlines. In this latest controversial performance, Gaga had artist Millie Brown, known…

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  • The Dangerous, Hidden Condition Diabulimia

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 03-14-2014 Category: Eating Disorders
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    A new eating disorder, dubbed “diabulimia” by the media, has begun attracting interest. Unlike most eating disorders, diabulimia occurs in one specific demographic: people with type 1 diabetes. Eating disorders are dangerous conditions requiring professional assistance to overcome. Without treatment, eating disorders can lead to numerous health problems in every major body system, especially the…

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  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 02-18-2014 Category: Eating Disorders
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    The last week of February is designated as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This year, the theme is “I had no idea.” The goal of the week, scheduled for February 23 to March 1, is to raise public and media awareness of the disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The National…

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  • Drunkorexia – A Dangerous Trend

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 02-17-2014 Category: Alcohol Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders
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    College students and young adults represent the age group at greatest risk for developing eating disorders and engaging in unhealthy drinking behavior, such as binge drinking. A new trend, dubbed “drunkorexia,” describes what happens when a person combines the two by minimizing food consumption in order to engage in binge drinking later, without worrying about…

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  • Ke$ha Enters Rehab For An Eating Disorder

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 01-09-2014 Category: Eating Disorders
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    “Cheers to this year being the best year ever. 2014 gon be the year of truth and freedom,” tweeted Ke$ha, the 26-year-old singer with the current hit single Timber, on New Year’s Day. Only a few days later, she entered the Timberline Knolls treatment center in Chicago for help with an eating disorder, announcing on…

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  • The Dangerous Path of Juicing

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 12-20-2013 Category: Eating Disorders, Mental Health
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    Juicing and master cleanses are a trendy way to lose weight and detoxify the body. These products make up a 5 million dollar industry, tapping into the growing awareness of the unhealthy chemicals, preservatives, and other elements in the standard diet fare. People fear the toxins that enter the body through food and the environment,…

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  • Eating Disorders Result In Death More Than Any Other Mental Illness

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-21-2013 Category: Eating Disorders
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    Mental illness affects millions of people in the United States, and around the world, every single day. The symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder are negatively impacting the lives of those around us, and too many people go untreated. The influence of a mental illness can lead to suicidal thoughts,…

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  • Eating Disorders In Male Teenagers More Common Than Once Thought

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 11-12-2013 Category: Eating Disorders
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    When we hear about anorexia and bulimia, we tend to assume the disorders are exclusive to women, but more cases of eating disorders are surfacing among male teenagers. Much like addiction and alcoholism, eating disorders (E.D.), are equal-opportunity diseases. There is a not a gender, a race, a socioeconomic background, or an age that is…

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  • Back To School Is A Good Time To Raise Eating Disorder Awareness

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 09-25-2013 Category: Eating Disorders
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    During this time of year, as another school year gets underway, it is a great time to be reminded of what our kids might be experiencing. Back to school time means back to a whole host of situations and sets of circumstances that your child may not have experienced over the summer. Since you cannot…

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  • Women With Personality Disorders Often Have An Eating Disorder As Well

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 09-19-2013 Category: Behavioral Health, Eating Disorders
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    Have you experienced rapid mood swings, angry outbursts, or poor impulse control and you have been unable to explain why? How about difficulty making friends, an inability to sustain relationships, romantic or otherwise, or social isolation? Often times personality disorders manifest in ways that can seem attributable to bad moods, hormonal changes, or the problems…

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