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Rosewood Santa Monica Alumni Walk Out Of The Darkness

Last weekend I walked with our alumni in the Out of The Darkness Walk hosted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Santa Monica.  As we gathered by the Pier, I wondered who would show up. I mean…it takes a brave soul to take a stand and show up to walk in honor of someone…

Tips for Halloween and Recovery

For those in recovery for an eating disorder, Halloween can be a scary time. And not just because of the haunted houses and horror movies—but because of the exposure to food and candy. Halloween doesn’t have to be a stressful time. With the right preparation and support system, there are healthy and easy ways to…

Body Dysmorphia treatment at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders

Body Dysmorphia: What Does That Mean?

We’ve all found ourselves preoccupied with feeling self-conscious about our appearance from time to time. Maybe you think your smile is crooked, your nose too big or your skin has too many flaws. Hopefully these are just passing thoughts and nothing more than a nuisance. But there are people who think about their imperfections for…

Anorexia: A Heritable Disease?

Anorexia Nervosa: A Highly Heritable Disease?

Many people believe eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa are mainly due to modern celebrity and fashion culture, which idealizes impossibly thin models and surgically enhanced stars. But new research indicates that genetic factors may strongly influence who develops eating disorders. Understanding that anorexia may be a highly heritable disease, combined with psychosocial factors, is…