Why Pandemic Stress is Causing an Increase in Eating Disorders
Eating disorders, especially among young people, more than doubled between 2000 and 2018, according to a review of studies published in 2019. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, experts across the globe have reported a sharp increase in the number of people seeking help for eating disorders. In fact, the National Eating Disorders […]
Understanding Body Dysmorphia and Body Image Issues
Understanding Body Dysmorphia and Body Image Issues Body image refers to the way a person perceives his or her appearance and how they believe others see them. How a person thinks and feels about their body directly affects their self-esteem, confidence, and motivation. The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) classifies body dysmorphic […]
Eating Disorders in Sports
Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental illnesses that affect people of all genders, ethnicities, ages, religions, sexual orientation, body shapes, and weight. Approximately 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. will suffer from an eating disorder during their lifetime. Studies find eating disorders are more prevalent in athletes than in the […]
Is Binge Eating Bad?
You’ve probably heard of binging before, whether that involves drinking or eating too much. But did you know the act of binge eating is actually classified as an eating disorder and can cause life-long health concerns? What is Binge Eating Disorder? People can develop a binge eating disorder as a way to cope with fear, […]
10 Tips for Coping with Eating-Disorder Stress Over the Holidays
For those who are in recovery from an eating disorder, the holidays can be the most stressful time of the year. Between the temptations of holiday foods and pressure from family members, coping with the related stress can be a monumental task. Use these 10 helpful tips to keep centered and stay abstinent this holiday […]
Have You Heard About our Food Addiction Treatment Program?
Turning Point of Tampa offers a nationally recognized Food Addiction Treatment Program that helps treat individuals who suffer from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. Turning Point of Tampa uses a 12-Step philosophy, group therapy, individual therapy and nutrition education. Most importantly, the primary goals of the program include abstinence from mood-altering substances and […]