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Tagged: bulimia nervosa

What every doctor should know

19Jul

An eating disorder is a physiological and a psychological disorder. Regarding an eating disorder as a purely psychological problem and treating it as such can prolong and perpetuate the disorder.  Treating the purely physiological symptoms by refeeding to 90% of … Continue reading

  

The Role of Nutrition for Parents

11Apr

The role of nutrition, food intake and weight What do food and nutrition have to do with eating disorder recovery? What can parents do when it comes to what, when, and how much to eat? There are two important things … Continue reading

  

What causes an eating disorder

11Apr

Reproduced with kind permission of F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders)  www.feast-ed.org “What causes a person to develop an eating disorder? We do not yet know, for sure, what causes eating disorders. Here are some things we do … Continue reading

  

Eating Disorders – a short introduction

11Apr

When describing mental illnesses, it is the current practice to describe them as brain disorders.  Personally, I prefer brain circuitry disorders as described here by Dr Thomas Insel, Head of NIMH. So what are eating disorders and are they brain … Continue reading