Documenting the trends in eating disorders is difficult because many who suffer from the disorders never seek treatment. Because of the stigma associated with anorexia and other disorders, many who have the disease hide their condition for years before entering an eating disorder treatment program.
College is a time of transition for young people, and is often a time when eating disorders emerge for young women. Away from home and the normal structures of family meals, undergraduate women often find ample opportunities to compare themselves to others. For some, disordered eating patterns can develop.
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi, Italian Catholic friar and preacher, founded the Franciscan Order, patron saint of animals and the environment (1181-1286) How many times have we faced challenges that we think are beyond our capabilities? How often do…Details
Those with bulimia nervosa suffer from cyclical binge-and-purge episodes, often severely limiting food only to give in to the tension and eat a large number of calories in one sitting. As discussed on examiner.com, a study released by the University of Colorado Hospital shows that the behavior actually changes the brain over time.
by Lloyd J. Gordon, III, M.D., FASAM, Medical Director Ten or fifteen years ago, I played golf two or three times per week. After I did not get any better, I quit playing so often. I couldn’t get any better because I had a bad golf swing. I currently play two to three times per…Details
Gaslighting has become the term used to describe a particular type of emotional trauma inflicted upon people by their abusers. The term comes from the name of a British play called “Gas Light” that was later made into a popular film, also called “Gaslight.” In the play and film, the victim notices that the gas…Details
“One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. author and physician (1809-1894) Stretching our mind is probably a concept that many of us believe is not possible. After all, our brain is our mind, right? It has a defined dimension or limitation of space. So…Details
Innovative Sex and Love Addiction Program for Women Introduced at The Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at The Ranch
Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 – Contrary to popular media portrayals and gender stereotypes, men are not the only ones suffering from sex and love addiction. An estimated 8 to 12 percent of those seeking relationship and sex addiction treatment are women, though many more are likely suffering in silence.
“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm, American actress and singer, died as result of intentional or unintentional overdose of barbiturates (1922-1969) Why are we quoting Judy Garland here? Wasn’t she a troubled individual, prone to all sorts…Details
Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa, are associated with a strong feeling of shame, often preventing individuals who struggle with the disorders from seeking help. About 10 million females and about 1 million males are estimated to have an eating disorder in the United States, but the numbers are suspected to be much…Details