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"Weighing" in on Eating Disorders

Who can get an eating disorder? Anyone can because eating disorders have no discrimination!

Eating Disorders Affect:

•Females and males
•Children, teens and adults
•Moms and pregnant women (known also in the media as Pregorexia)
•People of all shapes and sizes
•People of all ethnicities
•People of all economic class levels

What is an Eating Disorder? 
Oddly, it’s not about the food, body or size. However, it occurs when food is used as an unhealthy coping skill to deal with difficult life stresses and emotions. This life threatening disorder can often be associated with past trauma ... sexual, physical, emotional or verbal abuse; neglect or catastrophic life event.

Types of Eating Disorders

Anorexia
Self-starvation to dangerously thin levels, at least 15% below appropriate weight. Loss of menstruation in some females, but not all. There are two sub-types: Anorexia Nervosa Restricting Type (AN-RT), the individual uses restriction of calories only, and Anorexia Nervosa Binge Purge (AN-BP), the individual may restrict calories and also binge on food then purge calories a variety of different ways including vomitting. 

Bulimia
Uncontrollable bingeing on large amounts of food and then purging thru vomiting, starving, excessive exercise, laxatives or other methods.

Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED)
Characterized by having some, but not all, of the symptoms of anorexia or bulimia. This type was formerly known as Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS).

Binge Eating Disorder
Uncontrollable bingeing on large amounts of food but no purging.

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Treatment specialization includes: Eating Disorders; Trauma in Teens as well as Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual, Physical, Emotional/Verbal Abuse; Depression and Anxiety; EMDR Therapy; PTSD; Adoption Related Issues; Phobias; Self Injury; Teen Issues; Grief & Loss; Attachment issues; Domestic Violence; Stress Management; Drug/Alcohol Addiction