Special Considerations for Staging an Eating Disorder Intervention

By Meghan Vivo Interventions have introduced the concept of recovery to millions of addicts, but they’re also a life-saving tool for those suffering from eating disorders. While it is true that eating disorders are different illnesses than addiction, the intervention process can be remarkably similar. Like addiction interventions, eating disorder interventions involve family and friends…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a Risk for Developing Eating Disorders

Those with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa often share some traits with individuals who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. Eating disorders are characterized by compulsive behaviors that surround not only eating rituals and habits developed to rid the body of calories, but also the concealing of the eating disorder. People with eating disorders often establish…

Eating Disorders in Midlife

Eating disorders are often believed to be an adolescent disease, affecting only girls in their teen years and striking mostly white females in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods. In recent years, however, many other population groups are showing that they, too, suffer from eating disorders. Children are increasingly being diagnosed with eating disorders, and males of all…