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How Are Depression and Anorexia Linked?

Depression and anorexia are two separate mental health conditions that can often co-occur. Studies have shown that up to 50% of individuals with anorexia also struggle with depression. While these two conditions may seem vastly different, underlying factors link them. In this blog post, we’ll explore how depression and anorexia are linked and the importance […]

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What Is The Link Between Alcohol And Eating Disorders?

Alcoholism and eating disorders affect millions of people throughout the United States. What is the link between alcohol and eating disorders? Let’s look at each to understand. Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive issue characterized by continued drinking despite its negative consequences. An eating disorder is a mental health condition in which individuals engage in

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What Is the 12-Step Approach to Eating Disorders?

If you or someone close to you is struggling with an eating disorder, it is important to know that you are not alone. Eating disorders can be debilitating, often impacting many aspects of a person’s life. The good news is that many resources are available, including 12-step programs for eating disorders, which have helped individuals

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College Students and Eating Disorders

Mental health treatment is essential to any student’s life, especially those who struggle with eating disorders in college. Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. However, college students often face unique challenges contributing to their struggle. Exploring the prevalence of eating disorders among college students, their impact on mental health, and

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Identifying an Eating Disorder in Its Earliest Stages

Eating disorders are serious mental health issues that can cause significant distress and detriment to a person’s physical and emotional well-being. It is essential for those experiencing any of the early signs of an eating disorder to seek professional help quickly. Knowing more about the early stages of an eating disorder can help you or

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Long Term Health Effects of Bulimia

Bulimia is a severe mental health condition that can significantly impact physical and emotional well-being. People with bulimia may experience extreme weight fluctuations, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and other issues that compromise their health and wellness. Though this eating disorder can lead to death in more severe cases, treatment may help individuals fully recover.If you

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Special Considerations for Staging an Eating Disorder Intervention

Staging an intervention for someone with an eating disorder can be challenging but necessary. Eating disorders can severely affect a person’s physical and mental health and often require professional treatment. Eating disorder interventions should be organized carefully and handled sensitively, as they may have life-saving results. If you or someone you know is struggling with an

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Common Co-Occurring Disorders for Borderline Personality Disorder

Co-occurring disorders, also known as dual diagnosis, are mental health conditions that coexist with one another. Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) may struggle with additional mental health issues, such as ADHD, anxiety, or addiction. Recognizing co-occurring disorders and BPD can help people receive the appropriate treatment to lead healthier lives.At Recovery Ranch in TN,

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How Extreme Fitness Can Mask Eating Disorders

People who engage in extreme fitness go to great lengths to attain their desired body shape or weight. They are often so focused on the physical aspects of exercise that they overlook their mental health, which can lead to severe consequences. Sadly, extreme fitness can mask eating disorders that go undetected or misdiagnosed. At Recovery Ranch,

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