Rosewood Centers For Eating Disorders Alum Featured In People Magazine

Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders is honored to have one of our amazing alums, Dena Larsen-Gazeley, nationally featured in People Magazine. In this inspiring profile, which you can read here, we learn about Dena’s lifelong struggle with eating disorders that continued through four pregnancies, the impact it had on her family, and her ongoing journey to lasting…

Secrets

Shhh… It’s a secret. “If you tell anyone, I will never talk to you again.  If you love me and are my friend, you’ll keep your mouth shut.  It’s not that bad.  I have it under control.  I can stop any time I want to.  It’s not as bad as it used to be.” Are…

Healthcare Providers Need To Look For Eating Disorders

Healthcare professionals in many settings encounter patients who show signs of an eating disorder, but, unfortunately, those symptoms often are overlooked or little is done to get proper care for the illness. The medical community as a whole is united in watching for symptoms of many illnesses that might be beyond their expertise, and willing…

Half Of Adolescents With Eating Disorders Are Also Substance Abusers

Among adolescents with eating disorders, half also abuse drugs or alcohol. Among substance abusers, 35% have eating disorders. The rate of comorbidity is highest among patients who binge and purge, whether they have bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa or binge eating disorder.1 Often teenagers with eating disorders will abuse Adderall or Ritalin because they diminish appetite…

Social Media And Eating Disorders

Social media shrinks the world and that can be a blessing. But for individuals at risk for eating disorders, that has powerful, negative implications. The feedback from likes, comments and shares can fuel an unhealthy obsession with weight and appearances and provide a fleeting sense of value from external approval. People with eating disorders typically…

What Does Recovery From An Eating Disorder Look Like?

Overcoming an eating disorder can take tremendous work and substantial time, so when do the patient and family know that the effort has been successful? What does recovery from an eating disorder look like? Unlike with some medical conditions, there is no definitive test that will determine if a patient has recovered from an eating…

The Time Is Now

Tonight, my heart is heavy. I received yet another call. Another call to confirm another death. I take a deep breath as a tear drops down my cheek. “Why?” I wonder as I bow my head. I sit here and run my fingers over the names of the 28 people who have lost their lives…