Many of those with eating disorders suffer in silence, afraid, ashamed, and unable to ask for help. The National Association for Anorexia and Associated Disorders (ANAD) estimates that only 1 out of every 10 people with an eating disorder ever receive treatment which is more than tragic when you consider the dangers these disorders create. And… Continue reading Are Our Teenage Boys Suffering from a Silent Epidemic?
Although it isn’t clear exactly how eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa or bulimia, and depression are related, they often seem to go hand in hand. While there is some scientific evidence that depression may increase the risk of developing an eating disorder, there is also evidence that the reverse can be true, that have an eating disorder… Continue reading Eating Disorders and Depression
The holiday season can be difficult for everyone. There is so much going on, so many things to do, and so much stress it is a wonder any of us look forward to this time of year at all. But if you are dealing with an eating disorder, this time of year can be even… Continue reading Strategies for Dealing with an Eating Disorder During the Holidays
There is no question that parents often struggle to understand their teenagers but when it comes to things like cutting and self-harm, many parents are simply at a loss. Although teenagers of every generation have struggled to deal with the onslaught of emotional, physical, and mental changes that are a part of the teen years,… Continue reading How Can I Help My Self-harming Teenager?
If there is one thing that happens in all teens it’s that once in awhile they can be moody and rebellious and it can feel like their personality is shifting from one person to another. This can make if difficult for parents to see the signs that something is wrong. But many teenagers who are struggling with… Continue reading 5 Signs Your Teen is Using Drugs
Eating Attitudes and Concerns Research Study This study is being conducted at Bowling Green State University and seeks to better understand the relationships between eating attitudes and concerns and performance on certain tasks related to vocabulary. Women ages 18 and up are welcome to participate in the study and participation can be conducted completely online. … Continue reading Current Research Into Eating Disorders
When a person has anorexia nervosa, they are starving themselves and not providing their body with the basic nutrients and calories needed for survival. When this happens for an extended period of time, the body takes drastic action to conserve energy and preserve life. Unfortunately, these defensive mechanisms can have very serious long-term health consequences. … Continue reading Signs Someone You Love is Struggling with Anorexia
A Note from Jan, Founder of Doorways: I am excited to let you know that we are now accepting new patients for our Intensive Outpatient Programs at Doorways! These programs are highly successful as they offer an intensive, therapeutic approach to meet the individual’s needs. We are also contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield and United… Continue reading Doorways Now Accepting New Patients in Intensive Outpatient Programs
Trusted information for parents and teens who are dealing with eating disorders. General Eating Disorder Resources National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) – The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign… Continue reading Eating Disorder Resources
When we first work with a new client, one of our goals is to find the right program to help that person overcome whatever obstacles they are facing. In many cases, our work with teenagers leads to a recommendation that some form of family counseling be incorporated into the program. When this recommendation is made,… Continue reading Family Counseling Provides a Foundation