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May 18, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At The Effect Playing With Thin Dolls Has On Body Image

May 18, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Body Image looked at the effect playing with ultra-thin dolls has on the way young girls view their own bodies. “We were interested in understanding whether doll play would influence girls’ developing sense of an ‘ideal’ body,” study author Lynda Boothroyd, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Durham University in the UK told us. [More]

August 31, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Pandemic Taking Its Toll On Those With Eating Disorders

August 31, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Nine out of ten people with experience of eating disorders are dealing with profoundly negative impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A study from Northumbria University in the UK found that as well as affecting the general population around the world, the pandemic is causing additional and unique challenges for those experiencing eating disorders. [More]

March 2, 2015
by Angela Wurtzel, MA, MFT, CEDS


The Hunger for a Juice Cleanse

March 2, 2015 07:55 by Angela Wurtzel, MA, MFT, CEDS  [About the Author]

Hidden behind the healthy benefits of the marketing strategies of a juice cleanse lie a magical lure to lose weight. Juice cleanses plead to those who seek impulsive, quick fixes to lose weight from binge eating disorder. Understanding the underlying motivations, hopes and wishes that go largely unnoticed in the conscious mind to begin a juice cleanse would initiate a more sound way to feed oneself. [More]

August 28, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Parenting a Child with an Eating Disorder: From Diagnosis to Recovery

August 28, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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These disorders are very dangerous, and must be taken seriously and treated by a professional. As a parent, it can be difficult to know what to do. You want more than anything to help your child, even while you and your family struggle with conflicting emotions, including fear that your child will seriously harm herself, or even die. [More]