Are There Eating Disorders Aside from Anorexia and Bulimia?

Eating disorders are a broad category of mental health disorders. Included disorders are the well known anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In addition to anorexia and bulimia are binge eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and a smaller subcategory called eating disorders otherwise not specified. Lesser known eating disorders can include pica, orthorexia, and more cultural...
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What Do I Do After a Bingeing Episode?

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in America. Binges are also part of other eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Even for those who don’t have a diagnosable eating disorder, but struggle with disordered eating, there can be episodes of binging. After a binging episode, remember to have patience with...
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Recovery For Mental Health Must Include Good Sleep To Reduce Obsessive Thinking

What time you go to sleep and how well you sleep can have an impact on how well you function the next day. This is not news for most people. Going to bed at an unreasonable hour and getting a small amount of sleep puts strain on cognitive functioning like paying attention, retaining information, and...
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Does Social Media Cause Eating Disorders?

“You are what you eat”. This sentiment is no more true than in the world of virtual personality display on social media. Social media platforms like Instagram offer users a unique opportunity to curate their life and make it public for the world to see. Personalities, social justice issues, online stores, artistic topics, and more...
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Study Examines Seniors’ Multiple Opioid Prescriptions: “Are You Using Any Opioids?”

Turning the lens on Medicare patients and opioid use In September 2011 we wrote about the increase in the number of elderly who become addicted to opioids and, in turn, require substance abuse treatment. Now a new observational study has reviewed Medicare records to try and determine how, not why, the elderly are coming to...
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