Eating Disorder Myths

Dispelling Some Common Eating Disorder Myths

With celebrities like Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, and Eminem coming out of the closet to discuss their struggles with eating disorders, it’s becoming easier to have honest conversations about issues like anorexia and bulimia. Unfortunately, however, those conversations often include some eating disorder myths that refuse to die out. We would like to take this…

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Treatment Center

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Treatment Center

The decision to enter treatment is difficult and it’s one that can change a life. If you’re considering treatment, and if you’re like I was when I began, you’re probably full of questions. In fact, I had questions about my questions and wondered if I was asking the right ones. While every patient is different…

Communication

Communication Strategies for Families

The effects of substance abuse and eating disorders go far beyond the person suffering from it. Almost invariably, the lives of every single family member of the afflicted are touched as well. This makes communication between family members as important as ever. While skills like active listening and strategies like setting aside time to talk…

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

A Source of Fear and Anxiety Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID, was previously known as selective eating disorder. Professionals thought that it only affected infants and children. However, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders renamed it and broadened the criteria. It now includes adults who restrict their food…