arms bond by measuring tape smallIt seems like eating disorders have become a popular topic lately. There have been countless news stories depicting eating disorders in teens, parents, athletes etc. Catch up on the most recent ones listed below.

“Today’s teenagers are less likely to get pregnant at a young age and are turning away from drinking, drugs and cigarettes – but are increasingly engaging in self-harm, suffering from eating disorders and not getting enough sleep, according to a government paper.” Find the rest of the article here.

“Eating disorder survivor Jae West put herself at the mercy of the public in a powerful experiment about body image — and the results were inspiring.” Read more here.

“They’re not illegal anabolic steroids, but that doesn’t mean bodybuilding supplements aren’t a problem. According to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in Toronto this week, more and more men are using and misusing legal, over-the-counter supplements, leading to the practice’s potential qualification as an emerging eating disorder.” The Huffington Post reported the story here.

‘“Service is what sealed the deal for my recovery. It was no longer about me anymore. An eating disorder is inherently selfish. You’re in so much pain that you can’t think about anybody else,’ Chelsea said.” Read more about how Chelsea was able to get back in touch with her body via yoga here.

Mary Dobson LMFT, CEDS gives her expert opinion on some of the new “fitness challenges” happening with teenagers which are having extremely negative effects on body image. WFSB ran the story here.

For more information about eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, please contact us! Stay tuned for more information and blogs on college students and eating disorders as well as recovery advice from Cheryl Kerrigan.

####

About the author:

portiaPortia Kimbis is the Marketing and Community Relations Associate for Walden’s S. Windsor Clinic. Formerly, she was a Residential Treatment Assistant at Rushford, an adolescent boy’s rehabilitation program. Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Patient Coordinator for the OB/GYN Department at the Cornell Medical College at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Ms. Kimbis is enjoying her role at Walden and feels her position is allowing her to learn more about the mental health field and eating disorders. In her free time, she volunteers at Forgotten Felines, a cat shelter where she takes care of felines who need homes.  She also enjoys yoga and traveling.  Ms. Kimbis received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with a double major in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies.