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What Are the Causes, Triggers, and Impact of Negative Body Image in Adolescents?

Most parents can remember what life was like in their early adolescent years. They had to deal with changing bodies, navigate school and sports activities, juggle their social events and so much more. During the teen years, it’s completely normal to think a lot about how one’s body looks and compare it to others. Forming…

Most parents can remember what life was like in their early adolescent years. They had to deal with changing bodies, navigate school and sports activities, juggle their social events and so much more. During the teen years, it’s completely normal to think a lot about how one’s body looks and compare it to others. Forming…

Adolescents and Wellness: Navigating the Holidays

Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS  VP of Clinical Services, Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders The holidays are fast approaching and for many teens experiencing disordered eating and body image issues, this can be a stressful time of year. What presents as joyful opportunities to connect may be very challenging for adolescents and their families. The cramped…

Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS  VP of Clinical Services, Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders The holidays are fast approaching and for many teens experiencing disordered eating and body image issues, this can be a stressful time of year. What presents as joyful opportunities to connect may be very challenging for adolescents and their families. The cramped…

3 Reasons Why Trauma Treatment Is Beneficial to Eating Disorder Recovery

Among the psychiatric profession and the experts at most modern eating disorder treatment centers, there is a push to provide eating disorder treatment solutions that not only allow for short-term eating disorder recovery but to provide a sustainable change in the lifestyles of the patients. This often entails examining not only the symptoms of the…

Among the psychiatric profession and the experts at most modern eating disorder treatment centers, there is a push to provide eating disorder treatment solutions that not only allow for short-term eating disorder recovery but to provide a sustainable change in the lifestyles of the patients. This often entails examining not only the symptoms of the…

4 Things to Say and 4 Things to Avoid When Talking to Someone With an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, are common types of mental health disorders that affect more people than is generally known. By one likely-conservative estimate, as many as 20 million people in the United States alone will experience an eating disorder at some point in their lives. In contradiction to…

Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, are common types of mental health disorders that affect more people than is generally known. By one likely-conservative estimate, as many as 20 million people in the United States alone will experience an eating disorder at some point in their lives. In contradiction to…

Why Is Mindfulness Training a Major Part of a Multidisciplinary Eating Disorder Recovery?

Recovering from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa bulimia nervosa, or others can be a difficult and lengthy process. No single approach can heal every facet of a patient’s illness. That’s why a multidisciplinary approach is essential. This approach incorporates medical, nutritional, and psychiatric methods of treatment into one, individualized treatment plan. The medical…

Recovering from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa bulimia nervosa, or others can be a difficult and lengthy process. No single approach can heal every facet of a patient’s illness. That’s why a multidisciplinary approach is essential. This approach incorporates medical, nutritional, and psychiatric methods of treatment into one, individualized treatment plan. The medical…

What Factors Influence Body Image in Teens and Young Adults?

Adolescence is a pivotal time involving rapid and dramatic changes to a teen’s body and mind. Peer acceptance and being “popular” is perhaps most important to children between the ages of 12 and 16, but it lasts a lifetime. The pressures put on people of all ages and genders by the media and on social…

Adolescence is a pivotal time involving rapid and dramatic changes to a teen’s body and mind. Peer acceptance and being “popular” is perhaps most important to children between the ages of 12 and 16, but it lasts a lifetime. The pressures put on people of all ages and genders by the media and on social…

Subtle Signs of Anorexia Nervosa You Might Not Know About

Anorexia nervosa, perhaps the most well-known type of eating disorder, is characterized by restrictive eating, an obsession with body weight and size, and sometimes excessive exercising. In both its typical and atypical forms, rapid weight loss occurs. It can result in the individual becoming severely underweight, as measured against the averages for their age, height,…

Anorexia nervosa, perhaps the most well-known type of eating disorder, is characterized by restrictive eating, an obsession with body weight and size, and sometimes excessive exercising. In both its typical and atypical forms, rapid weight loss occurs. It can result in the individual becoming severely underweight, as measured against the averages for their age, height,…