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Eating Disorder Signs, Support & Recovery: Q&A with Madeleine Wilson

Today, I'm honored to share my interview with Madeleine Wilson, an Eating Recovery Center alum. A senior in high school, Madeleine started struggling with an eating disorder her freshman year. What started as a "healthy" eating plan quickly turned into a full blown eating disorder. Below, Madeleine discusses her treatment and recovery, along with signs to watch out for and how loved ones can help---and...
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Binge Eating

Filling Ourselves with the Right Things

We fill ourselves with food. Food that we don't savor. Food that we barely even taste. We fill ourselves with alcohol. Too much alcohol. Parties. Endless gatherings and events. People who are critical, maybe even cruel.

We fill ourselves with new clothes, new shoes, new trinkets, meaningless objects we don't need or even enjoy.

And yet we still feel empty. Hollow. Depleted....
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Disordered Eating

World Mental Health Day: Eating Disorders In Older Adults


Today I'm blogging for World Mental Health Day. This year's theme is mental health and older adults, so I'm focusing on eating disorders in this population.
One of the biggest myths about eating disorders is that they only affect adolescent girls, that somehow older adults are immune to them.

However, eating disorders affect people of all ages, young and old. (They also affect all races, religions and both men and women.)

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Binge Eating

Binge Eating Disorder Roundup


Because Binge Eating Disorder Week has ended, today, I'm wrapping up the week with several pieces that address this common (and highly treatable) disorder. I hope you find these helpful!
What does binge eating disorder (BED) look like? A powerful and inspiring post from a woman recovering from the disorder.

An excellent piece from Marsha on the facts about BED, including causes and effective treatment.

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Binge Eating Disorder Week: Q&A With Sunny Sea Gold, Part 2


In honor of Binge Eating Disorder Week, I’m republishing posts that focus on dispelling pervasive myths about binge eating disorder (BED) and tools for overcoming this common disorder.

Remember that BED is a real disorder, and it's highly treatable.

Learn more about the online campaign here. Also, check out these valuable posts from eating disorder experts, including Amy Pershing and Cynthia Bulik.
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Binge Eating

Kickstarting Binge Eating Disorder Week: Q&A With Amy Pershing


Today marks the first day of Binge Eating Disorder Week, an online campaign to educate people about what binge eating disorder really is (and what it isn't).

This week I'm republishing Weightless posts that focus on dispelling common (and damaging) myths about BED, along with information on treatment and recovery. (I've edited these pieces and combined the interviews.)

Please learn more about this campaign here.

Also, today, is Memorial Day here in the ...
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