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Why Pandemic Stress is Causing an Increase in Eating Disorders

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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

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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 […]

What’s Driving the Increase in Adolescent Eating Disorders?

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Any eating disorder has the potential to cause serious health damage and even death, but decades of research finds anorexia has the highest death rate of any mental disorder “due to the effects of weight loss and starvation on the body and brain.” Tragically, anorexia is also one of the most common eating disorders seen […]

How Do You Get the Treatment You Need?

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Whether you have a substance use disorder, a mental health condition, or an eating disorder, finding the most qualified treatment center to address your specific needs is key to a successful outcome. Knowing what questions to ask makes it more likely you will find the best treatment options for your situation. While most treatment facilities […]

Dining Out with an Eating Disorder

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For many of us, dining out at our favorite restaurant is a real treat. But for those with an eating disorder, just the thought of dining out can cause anxiety. Eating disorders are serious, treatable mental illnesses characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits. The most diagnosed eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and […]

Have You Heard About our Food Addiction Treatment Program?

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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 […]