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8 Positive Affirmations for Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorder affirmations can be a powerful tool in the journey to recovery. These positive statements can help reframe negative thoughts and promote self-love and acceptance. Sanford Behavioral Health understands the importance of affirmations of eating disorders in your everyday routine. Our patients in our eating disorder treatment in Michigan learn how to incorporate affirmations […]

Is Anorexia a Mental Health Disorder?

If you have asked, “Is anorexia a mental health disorder?” The answer is yes. Anorexia nervosa represents one of the most challenging mental health conditions. This condition is characterized by an obsessive fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image, leading to severe dietary restrictions and weight loss. Addressing the question of whether anorexia […]

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What Is Russell’s Sign?

What is Russell’s sign? Russell’s sign is associated with the eating disorder bulimia nervosa. This sign is named after Gerald Russell, a British psychiatrist and psychotherapist, who first identified it in 1979. Russell’s sign is characterized as having calluses or scars on the knuckles or back of the hands caused by self-induced vomiting. At Sanford […]

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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 […]

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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 Bright Line Eating®?

If you’re wondering, “What is Bright Line Eating®?” Bright Line Eating® is a scientifically proven weight loss and food addiction recovery program developed by Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph., based on her extensive research in neuroscience and psychology. It helps individuals break free from the vicious cycle of overeating and achieve lasting weight loss. At […]

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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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