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eating disorders facts
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In one study, 3 out of 4 women interviewed said they were overweight, although only 1 out of the 4 actually was Four out of five women in the U.S. admit they are dissatisfied with their appearance 81% of ten year old girls admit to being afraid of being fat 42% of first thru third […]

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One in three women and one in four men are on a diet at any one time 35% of occasional dieters move on to compulsive dieting Two in every five women and one in every five men would trade several years of their life to achieve their ideal weight. The diet products industry has a […]

Exercise Compulsion
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People picture bulimia sufferers as individuals who consume enormous quantities of food and then induce vomiting to rid themselves of the unwanted calories. This is often an accurate description – but not always! Some elect to indulge in excessive amounts of exercise to counteract the effects of their bingeing. In some instances over-exercising can have […]

Family Systems Therapy
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Family relationships are important to psychological health and as such the family is an integral part of the recovery process and a fundamental part of the solution. Family Systems Therapy is a branch of psychotherapy, working with families and couples, to bring about change and development within relationships. At Sovereign Health of California, all our programs […]

Bulimia Nervosa
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Bulimia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder focusing on food. Bulimics consume tremendous amounts of food – often thousands of calories – in a short space of time, subsequently purging it from their bodies by self-induced vomiting or laxative or diuretic abuse. Bulimics may binge and purge 20 to 30 times a day. This is tremendously […]

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From:  A Therapist’s Notes: Self-Esteem, Relationships, Guilt and Other Messy, Complex Stuff Made Simpler Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Sarah Steinmeyer, Ph.D. A recent issue of The New Yorker features a cartoon in which a woman shopper, with an armload of garments, complains to the sales clerk, “I want that dressing room mirror fired!”  If […]