|In this fifth and final article in a series focusing on eating disorders we will explore the treatment and support options that can help an individual diagnosed with an eating disorder to work towards recovery. We will also discuss the common occurrence of relapse during this process.
|As we have been exploring the topic of eating disorders (EDs) on the blog this month, we have learned that the development of disordered eating and body image or self-esteem issues can impact anyone regardless of their age or gender. This article will focus on youth, which is one of the most at-risk populations that can develop eating disorders.
|How would you describe yourself and how you feel about yourself to someone you just met? Think about it for a moment.. what are the words or qualities about yourself that you would share with this person?
|Eating Disorders are extremely serious, yet treatable, mental health disorders "that can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group". An estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in the USA will experience an eating disorder during their lifetime.
|Every single day, many people in the world are struggling with issues related to their eating habits, self-esteem or body-image, or even experiencing the serious consequences of an eating disorder. It can be confusing to understand these concerns and to know when to reach out for more help, and so the focus of the next five articles on the blog will be to demystify these real-life mental health concerns.