Never did I think I’d Google ‘Is smiling at strangers an American thing?’ Yet, here I was, perplexed why Liya Akoury, Clinician at our Amherst, MA eating disorder clinic, said that a stranger smiling [...]
It’s always Prevention season and though we do not yet have vaccines for eating disorders, there is much we can do. Prioritizing self-care is a universal prevention and is powerful in the face of contagion.
While appropriate levels of care should not be recommended without an evaluation - including a thorough physical and psychological review - there are some recurring symptoms that are often present for many individuals admitted to an inpatient eating disorder treatment center. Here are a few of those common indicators.
Learning the skills of self-care is a lot like learning to drive a car. We often expect to already have these skills, when in reality, learning how best to care for ourselves is a process that typically requires a lot of trial and error before we figure out what actually works.
The road to recovery from an eating disorder typically has many ups and downs. While there are so many wonderful days in recovery, when we are having a difficult day it is often hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and there is one, I promise!) Here are some A+ tips for the days that feel difficult.