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Anorexia Loses When Period Returns
Dangerous weight loss as a result of an eating disorder can get in the way of a normal menstrual cycle. But when treatment works, girls gain weight and get their cycle back.
Feeding Your Feelings the Wrong Way
Self-image affects a long line of behaviors for women when it comes to eating and diet. And unhealthy eating habits can be difficult to break.
Is Fasting the New Fat-Busting Fad?
It seems like weight loss trends change constantly – and there could be a new one on the horizon. However, with this new fad, the focus is not so much on what you eat, but on how long you don’t eat.
Is It More Than An Eating Disorder?
Eating disorders are complex issues that can happen in people with other psychological conditions. Although, having an eating disorder and a personality disorder may be uncommon.
Bad Reality: Eating Disorders on YouTube
If you search hard enough, the Internet has what you're looking for. But people with anorexia may not have to look too hard to find videos promoting their eating disorder.
Women Who “Fat Talk” and “Old Talk”
People might say out of frustration “I feel fat” or “I feel old.” But for women with eating disorders these types of comments may signal a fixation on young, thin, ideal body images.
Mom's Nightmare - Sleepless Kids
Getting a child to sleep well and getting them to eat well are notorious challenges for parents. And problems in one area may be linked to the other - while making moms tired!
Mixing Mental Health and Substance Use
If you're treating a teen for mental health, it's important to understand the big picture. The big picture includes how much they drink, smoke or use marijuana.
Body Image: Media May Not Be to Blame
Do girls feel they are lacking when they compare themselves to celebrities and popular girls at school? They may, but celebrities can't steal a crush like the other girls can.
LGB Teens & Eating Disorders
Teen obesity and eating disorders like purging and diet pill use are serious health concerns. Are these risks higher in teens who don’t identify as heterosexual?