Recovering and Getting Treatment for Eating Disorders

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To someone suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, the inner battle of never feeling happy or good enough is challenging. In order to recover your sense of self you will have to learn to love yourself for exactly who you are. Escaping your eating disorder is not impossible no matter what your […]

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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Some of you may have heard about BDD or Body Dysmorphic Disorder. It is listed as somatization disorder but it bears close resemblance and has plenty of touching points with OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In most cases BDD is a preoccupation of one person with his or hers physical image, defect in appearance or […]

Pressure from parents is not good

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Parents worried about their teen’s extra pounds should avoid using the “d word” — diet — because it ultimately backfires, new research shows. A University of Minnesota study found that overweight teens whose parents urged them to diet were far more likely to still be heavy five years later than hefty adolescents whose parents had […]

Fat obsessed children

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Just over a year ago, around the time of his ninth birthday, Zach Hewitt, a Surrey schoolboy, began doing a few exercises. The odd stomach crunch or bicep curl – nothing too extreme. Then one day he looked in the mirror and decided that he had to do much, much more: he had to get […]

Fat teens have poor quality of life

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Teens who think they’re fat but are actually of normal weight have a lower quality of life than those who are obese but believe they’re of normal weight, new research suggests. A German study of 7,000 teens between 11 and 17 years old found that 55 per cent of girls and just under 36 per […]

Don’t be a victim

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Everyone wants to look good for a variety of reasons, some good while others are lets just say shallow. But, the ideas of what is beautiful can sometimes be too “perfect” that the average person would have have a very hard time achieving the current standards. This can cause unhappiness and pain, sometimes even disorders […]

Cosmetic surgery for teens?

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In 2003, more than 223 000 cosmetic procedures were performed on patients 18 years of age or younger, and almost 39 000 were surgical procedures such as nose reshaping, breast lifts, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks. As we consider under what circumstances plastic surgery is appropriate for teens, it is important to recognize that […]

Body dysmorphic disorder

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Does your daughter think her skin looks bad? Does she think she’s too fat? Does she think her hair is ugly? Does she think her nose is too big? Does she think that she’s ugly in general? Are her preoccupation with her looks affecting her life in a negative way? If you have been hearing […]