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Social Media Promoting Eating Disorders

Social media can be a dangerous place for people suffering from eating disorders or in danger of developing an eating disorder. One of the most appealing features of social media is that we can find communities of people we would likely never encounter in person who share our interests and values. However, this can sometimes …

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Perils of Losing Weight When You’ve Had an Eating Disorder

Weight and weight loss can be extremely difficult to navigate for someone who has suffered with an eating disorder in the past. For many people, the recovery process involves avoiding scales altogether, and with them any numbers concerned with weight loss and weight management, such as calorie counting. However, sometimes people with a history of …

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What Is the Overlap Between Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition that causes affected individuals to negatively focus their attention on minor or nonexistent “flaws” in their physical appearance. The American Psychiatric Association classifies the condition as a close relative of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). People affected by eating disorders also commonly have fixations regarding their appearance, but …

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Eating Disorders Get a Bump Each Spring

Disordered eating is a serious problem for many people; it comes with health risks and even the potential for death. For many who struggle with anorexia, bulimia or other eating disorders, the bad habits start out seemingly harmless, but snowball into compulsive, addictive-like, harmful behaviors. Young women are most at risk for developing an eating …

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What Dentists Can Do About Eating Disorders

Dentists may be medical professionals, but they are also specialists. Typically, patients will not turn to their dentists for help with ailments that don’t involve teeth, gums or general oral health. However, some illnesses, such as the eating disorder bulimia nervosa, affect oral health. As a result, dentists and dental hygienists may be positioned to …

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