Postpartum depression (PPD) is a type of clinical depression that appears after childbirth. It is estimated that one in seven new mothers will struggle with PPD. In our work at our California eating disorder recovery center, it’s not uncommon to see PPD result in the resurfacing of an eating disorder in a woman who has previously recovered from it.
Symptoms of PPD can include:
- Changes in sleeping and eating patterns
- Intense sadness
- Crying episodes
- Low energy
- Difficulty bonding with the baby
- Reduced desire for sex
- Ideations or intentions of hurting yourself or your baby
- Anxiety, and irritability
While many women experience some of these symptoms for a short time after giving birth, if they are severe or last more than a few weeks, it may be that the new mother is suffering from PPD. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2u6xvIg
Learning to love your body at any size or in any shape is something that each person has to do on their own. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t help one another improve our body image! At our adolescent binge eating disorder treatment center, we encourage people to help those they love gain a more positive perspective.
It’s Not What You Look Like But Who You Are
If you know someone who has a difficult time with body image, try some of these things to help them get focused on what matters:
- Tell them you care about them and why you do. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to tie our sense of self-worth to our looks. “If I’m not thin/curvy/tall/short/athletic/etc. enough, I don’t deserve people’s love and respect.” Sharing with your friend all the things you love about them can help them see those characteristics as important and valuable.
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Bulimia nervosa, or simply bulimia, is an eating disorder in which a person binge eats and then purges the food. While induced vomiting is the method most people associate with bulimia, people with this condition may also take laxatives. In addition, as we explain to people at our Bulimia recovery center in California, they may attempt to lose weight by using diuretics or stimulants, through water fasting, or by exercising excessively.
A Difficult Disorder to Recognize
Because people with bulimia tend to be very secretive about their behavior, and because it doesn’t always or immediately result in dramatic weight loss, it can be difficult to detect that anything is wrong. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2u7jTwf
Fruit and vegetable juice can be a healthy part of a balanced diet. But what happens when a person consumes nothing but these juices for days or weeks at a time in order to “cleanse” their body of toxins? Proponents say it can improve your health. However, at our eating disorder recovery center in California, we emphasize the importance of eating meals that cover all the food groups and don’t restrict you to certain types of nutrients.
Your Body Cleanses Itself Naturally
Contrary to what juicing advocates will tell you, your body is fully capable of ridding itself of toxins. Your gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver, and other systems work in concert to remove harmful materials from your body. As long as you are eating balanced meals, there’s no reason to eliminate any food from your diet, even just for a few days. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2wHL5jH
Autism is a neurological disorder that causes impaired social interaction, limited verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behavior. It is estimated to affect as many as 25 million people worldwide. While the condition manifests differently in everyone, it’s not uncommon for it to impact a person’s behaviors in a way that makes them susceptible to developing an eating disorder. As we tell the people we work with at our teen eating disorder recovery center, there are certain things people with autism can do to help ensure they make positive progress. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2u7exB3