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Eating Disorders in Middle-Aged Women

By: Ashley Hemrich, MA, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships There are many misconceptions regarding eating disorders; one of the most common is that they typically occur in affluent, Caucasian females, between the ages of 18-25. While this population appears to be highly vulnerable for eating disorders, we know eating disorders occur across all demographics. Eating…

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What’s the connection between eating disorders and mental health?

Did you know that many individuals who have an eating disorder often struggle with a co-occurring mental health condition, such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or depression? In fact, eating disorders often develop as coping mechanisms for many of these conditions. Is there a link between eating disorders and other mental health problems?   Anorexia Anorexia…

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Link Between Stress and Eating Disorders

Stress becomes problematic when you lack the coping skills required in order to deal with the adversity you’re experiencing.  Negative coping methods come in the form of self-destructive behaviors. For some, food becomes the focal point. There’s a strong correlation between stress and eating disorders. How Stress and Eating Disorders Intertwine Stress is all around…

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Eating Disorder Treatment Centers for Women

Mental health disorders and psychological problems can manifest themselves in many ways. Among teens and women, the possibility of them developing an eating disorder is higher than most people realize. When it comes to treating an eating disorder, there are two things eating disorder treatment centers like Selah House need to address. They typically need…

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