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Dec 18, 2013, 11:24 AM
It’s that time of the year, the holiday season. For those overcoming years of disordered eating, such as anorexia, bulimia, or even those that struggle with body image the holidays can be a real struggle. Food is at the forefront of almost every…
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Dec 16, 2013, 11:22 AM
Believe it or not, the first attempt to gather information about mental health was done to collect statistical information for the 1840 census. In fact, it was these early census recordings that distinguished early categories of mental health. It was…
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Dec 13, 2013, 11:20 AM
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions or compulsions leading to distress, thereby interfering with overall functioning. Although a diagnosis of OCD only requires the presence of obsessions or compulsions, the majority of…
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Oct 15, 2013, 12:17 PM
By Mary Jo Wiegratz, Manager of National Outreach This year the annual National Eating Disorders Conference was held in Washington, D.C., so members could participate in a Federal Lobby Day, which focused on bringing awareness and support for eating…
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Sep 26, 2013, 12:14 PM
As parents, friends and family members, we’re consistently reminded to keep our medications out of sight and reach. For many, the assumption is that this step is meant to keep small children safe. In reality, however, young children are not the only…
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Sep 20, 2013, 12:12 PM
Addiction and mental illness: a circular relationship where one often feeds the other. There are cravings, obsessions and addictions that initially seem to solve issues with self-esteem, body image, family or work problems. Studies show that nearly…
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