6 Differences Between Picky Eating and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Ever wonder if your child’s picky eating is more than just picky eating? While the majority of toddlers and young children experience some type of picky eating as a normal part of their childhood development, there is a line where normal picky eating can become dangerous – and where medical and psychological intervention may be necessary.

Video: A beginners guide to dialectical behavior therapy

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As professionals, and as understanding of therapeutic models of intervention grows, new forms of therapy develop. Mental, emotional, and behavioral problems respond differently to different forms of therapy. As such, at times new approaches are necessary to target the areas of concern.

School, bodyimage pressure, and worries affect young girls' mental health

More and more young girls seek help for mental problems. "Generally, girls take things more seriously than boys. This applies to school, friends, and family," says researcher Anders Bakken.

"We see that the share of young girls between the age of fifteen and twenty who seek help for mental disorders is increasing," says Anne Reneflot. She is Department Director at Norwegian Institute of Public Health and one of the authors behind a new report on mental health in Norway.

Visual cues and its relation to skewed perceptions of body size and levels of body positivity or satisfaction.

A recent article investigated the effects of visual cues and its relation to skewed perceptions of body size and levels of body positivity or satisfaction.

Estrogen may reduce disordered eating in female athletes with irregular periods

Giving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds. The research results will be presented Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Chicago, Ill.

Food Variety in Eating Disorder Recovery

Many patients with eating disorders will only eat a restricted range of foods. As your eating disorder has evolved, you may have stopped eating foods that you thought were fattening or that contained sugar. Or maybe you went starch- or gluten-free or decided to “eat clean.” Maybe you became vegetarian or vegan. Or maybe you shun vegetables because you are anxious about choking on them, or you don’t allow yourself to eat desserts because you don’t believe you can limit yourself to a normal portion.

Understanding the Link Between ADHD and Binge Eating Could Point to New Treatments

With more than a third of the adult population of the United States meeting criteria for obesity, doctors are becoming increasingly interested in behaviors that contribute to these rates.

Allan Kaplan, MD, of the University of Toronto, is interested in eating disorders, specifically binge eating disorder, which is observed in about 35 percent of people with obesity.

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Feeling peckish? Eating may be taken for granted as a fundamental part of life, but getting it wrong can have serious consequences for our health.

Over time, too little food can leave us with stunted growth and an inability to fight off infections. Too much food can lead to obesity, raising the risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The 8 Habits of Effective Therapists

People in general have difficulty assessing their own competence, regardless of the their field. Worse, the least skilled are the most likely to see themselves as among the best. In the popular press, this scenario has been named the Lake Woebegone Effect, with a nod to Garrison Keillor’s stories in which “all the children are above average” in his fictional town.

An oft quoted study showed that 90% of people surveyed thought they were better than the average driver and the rate wasn’t much lower among people who had been in multiple car accidents.

What is ARFID: A video

What are you truly afraid of? Is it spiders or crocodiles? How about tunnels or heights? If you have a phobia of any of the above subjects, you might be able to avoid regular contact with them, to some extent.

But what would you do if the source of your psychologically entrenched terror were food – a substance that you’re supposed to come into contact with at least three times a day?

Suicidality & Eating Disorders Among LGBTQ Youth 2018: A US Study

A new national survey of LGBTQ youth found that a majority of those surveyed have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Even more shocking, half of the LGBTQ youth surveyed who have not been diagnosed suspect they have an eating disorder.