Eating Disorder Recovery: Dealing with Setbacks

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been in eating disorder recovery for two weeks, two years, or two decades: setbacks are always a possibility.  Your symptoms may not dictate your daily life anymore but it takes ongoing work to keep those false beliefs at bay. Eating disorder recovery is a lifelong process that requires commitment. Dealing…

Dealing with Trauma in Eating Disorder Recovery

People with an eating disorder often have more than their ED alone to overcome. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, one study found that 97 percent of individuals hospitalized for ED had at least one other co-occurring condition. Of those with co-occurring conditions, 22 percent also had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Another clinical study…

The Connection Between Eating Disorders & Depression

Depression & Eating Disorders   Unfortunately, a growing majority of any women find flaws with their bodies, scrutinizing every detail. Given the continued societal pressures to achieve this “thin ideal,” feelings of inadequacy about their bodies can leave them feeling depressed, often leading them to take extreme measures to improve their body image. While a…

Woman learns about the connection between stress and eating disorders

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…