Tag Archives: Eating Disorder

Breaking Down The Different Types Of Eating Disorders

Types Of Eating Disorders You May Encounter - Addiction Hope When hearing the phrase “eating disorder,” most people think of anorexia and bulimia (officially known as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa). These are common, but they are far from the only types of eating disorders. If you or a loved one has an eating disorder, it might be difficult to pin down exactly what it [...]
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A Quick Rundown On Strange Addictions

Strange Addiction You Never Knew Existed - Addiction Hope The word “addiction” connotes a harmful dependence on alcohol, nicotine, pills, cocaine or injectable substances such as heroin. Current obesity statistics show that addiction also can refer to food. Yet, addiction does not discriminate. People can and do become addicted to almost anything. Some addictions are downright strange – so strange that television series have [...]
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Is Fast Food The New Painkiller?

Is Fast Food Addictive - Addiction Hope When you hear people speak about addiction, the first things that come to mind are usually drugs like cocaine, heroin, alcohol and maybe even nicotine. Research, however, is beginning to show that many of the ingredients found it fast food can produce a similar addictive effect on the brain. Burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes, french fries [...]
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How to Approach a Roommate Who May Have a Food Addiction

Roomates discussing food addiction. Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS writer for Addiction Hope and Eating Disorder Hope. What do you do if you feel that your roommate may have a food addiction? First you want to keep an open mind about your roommate. They may be struggling with an eating disorder, and it is important for you to [...]
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Addiction Professionals: Working with a Client Who Also Has a Co-Occurring Eating Disorder

Young women looking concerned. Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS writer for Addiction Hope and Eating Disorder Hope. Working with a client who has an addiction and co-occurring eating disorder can be a challenge. The therapist, depending on the severity of either issue will need to focus on the most life threatening disorder first. A study through the National [...]
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