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What Is EDNOS?

Have you come across the term “EDNOS?” If you have, you might be wondering, “What is EDNOS?” EDNOS stands for an eating disorder not otherwise specified. It’s an umbrella term used to describe a range of disordered eating behaviors that do not fit into a specific diagnosis. These behaviors can still be serious and have […]

What Is Bigorexia?

What is bigorexia? Bigorexia, also known as muscle dysmorphia, is a mental health condition characterized by an obsessive desire to have an extremely muscular physique. It is most commonly seen in men but can also occur in women. This condition can seriously affect an individual’s physical and emotional well-being. At Sanford Behavioral Health, we understand […]

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What Is Atypical Anorexia?

What is atypical anorexia? Atypical anorexia, also known as atypical anorexia nervosa, is a type of eating disorder where individuals exhibit symptoms and behaviors associated with anorexia nervosa but do not meet the criteria for a low body weight. This means that despite maintaining a normal or above-normal weight, they still have an intense fear […]

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What Is Diabulimia?

Diabulimia, also known as “ED-DMT1,” is a serious eating disorder that primarily affects people with Type 1 diabetes. It involves intentionally skipping or reducing insulin doses to lose weight, leading to high blood sugar levels and potential long-term health complications. Sanford Behavioral Health understands the complexities of eating disorders and offers compassionate and evidence-based eating […]

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What Is Food Trauma?

If you have asked yourself, “What is food trauma?” Then, it’s important to know that food trauma is a type of eating disorder. This means that a traumatic experience, such as an abusive relationship or a history of childhood neglect, can trigger it. Food trauma can manifest in different ways and can affect individuals of […]

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What Is the Difference Between Dysmorphia and Dysphoria?

Dysmorphia and dysphoria are two terms that often get used interchangeably when discussing eating disorders. However, it’s essential to understand the distinction between these two terms to provide appropriate care for those affected. Misdiagnosis or confusion can hinder the delivery of effective treatment, potentially exacerbating a person’s emotional distress and mental health issues. With help […]

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What Is Dysphoria?

Have you asked yourself, “What is dysphoria?” Dysphoria is a common term used in the mental health field to describe feelings of dissatisfaction, restlessness, and unease. It is a state of emotional distress that anyone can experience. Dysphoria associated with eating disorders or gender dysphoria, for example, can be caused by a range of factors […]

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What Are the Health Risks of Bulimia Nervosa?

Dealing with the repetitive cycle of binging and purging that comes with bulimia nervosa can be highly challenging and concerning. It’s important to understand that this behavior can have serious health consequences and even become life-threatening. This serious eating disorder requires professional treatment and should be taken seriously. Sanford Behavioral Health offers a specialized bulimia […]

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5 Signs of Compulsive Eating Disorder

Addressing eating disorders as soon as possible is important, as they can be very dangerous mental health conditions. Binge eating disorder (BED), commonly known as compulsive eating disorder, is a significant and challenging issue. It can be a difficult experience for those who struggle with it, and it’s essential to provide support and understanding to […]

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3 Ways to Help a Friend with an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s a common condition that most people struggle to cope with, whether the patient is an adolescent, adult, or older. As a friend, watching your loved one battle with an eating disorder can be heart-wrenching. Most people wonder what to do or […]

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