Eating Disorder

In our last article, we discussed female athlete triad syndrome which is a disorder marked by disordered eating, bone density loss, and alteration in menses. Because of the menstruation part of the triad, men cannot suffer from this syndrome. However, many people expressed concerns that male athletes also suffer from body image disorders, extreme fixation… read more

As parents, we do everything that we can to keep our children safe and healthy. We make every effort to provide them with the life that they deserve and will allow them to grow and flourish into successful adulthood. Despite our best efforts, our children will experience their own lives, thoughts, and feelings. They will… read more

Welcome back. In part one of this two-part series, we began the discussion about how parents can help prevent their daughters from developing an eating disorder. In this second part, we will offer a few more suggestions for concerned parents. 3. Set a Good Example By setting the example in regards to healthy eating, weight… read more

It is not often that someone makes a conscious decision to engage in behaviors that will result in an eating disorder. While it may be true that some eating disorders begin as what could be called normal dieting that then escalates into an obsessive behavior, most eating disorders develop over time and have subtle warning… read more

Approximately 25 percent of individuals who suffer from eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder also participate in self-harming behavior. In many cases, a loved one will first learn about the self-harming behavior and then learn that an eating disorder is also present. Self-injury, also called self-harm, is the act of deliberately harming… read more

Research shows that early and adequate intervention leads to the best clinical outcomes when treating Eating Disorders. According to The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, without treatment, up to twenty percent (20%) of people with serious eating disorders die. With treatment, that number falls to two to three percent (2-3%). While some… read more

Way to go BuzzFeed for educating people on Eating Disorders! It’s always encouraging to see Eating Disorder Awareness discussed in the mainstream media. The below list of “12 Things People Don’t Understand About Eating Disorders” recently appeared in BuzzFeed. Educating people by removing sterotypes will allow more people to seek help when they realize an Eating… read more

During National Eating Disorder Awareness Week we continue to share valuable educational information. We encourage you to join the effort by sharing the following information which was previously posted on the National Eating Disorder Association site (NEDA). Education, early intervention, and access to care are critical. Early diagnosis and intervention significantly enhance recovery. If not… read more

Are you searching for an Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Jacksonville, Florida? Are you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder? Are you trying to find a facility close to Jacksonville that can provide a pathway to full recovery? There is a solution – Canopy Cove has been providing treatment for over 25… read more

Recovery from an eating disorder doesn’t happen overnight. For most individuals, recovery will be an ongoing process for the next 1-3 years which may include a full continuum of eating disorder treatment that paves the way for confident application of the skills and tools needed throughout this journey. Understanding ways that your eating disorder has… read more