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  1. What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders in Muslim Communities

    ... the more I looked into it and the more I thought about what I’ve been through, I realized that I would be doing you, the reader, a ... how Muslims deal with facets of eating disorders that we don't think that they do.  For example, people often assume that ...

  2. Eatings Disorders vs. Disordered Eating: What's the Difference?

    ... disorder. “How do I know if I should be worried? What if this gets worse?” These are the thoughts and questions, not only for ... reflection and support for those around us about whom we have any type of concern. I do not encourage diagnosis of others without ...

  3. What Society Tells Men About Weakness

    ... Even now, I still can hear my grandma exclaiming, “Aiyah, what do boys have to cry for?”   Maybe you’re not a second-generation ... to withstand the rejection of their male peers.  So, we have a big, alpha male-sized problem. Unfortunately, simply telling men to ...

  4. 6 NEDA Writers Share What It’s Like to Live with Co-Occurring Conditions

    ... I am perfect? No. Does that mean I do not have bad days? No. What it does mean is that when I do have bad days I remind myself that I am ... in 2004, but then I lost my insurance and had to wait until we got better insurance. I started therapy again officially in 2005. I focused ...

  5. What Exactly is ARFID?

    ... blog When my daughter was a toddler, she was what we considered a “picky eater.” As she got older and her picky eating habits ...

  6. What I Wish I Knew About Eating Disorder Treatment

    ... and spelled out in obnoxious all-caps. FLATULENCE: WE ALL FART (AND IT'S FUNNY). On the morning of my second day in treatment, ... This brought me to an excitingly terrifying question: What else could I do? Treatment can be the time and space to revisit ...

  7. Dear Chase: What Resources are Available for Men with Eating Disorders?

    ... the sites and resources I've seen are for girls and women. What can I do to change that?  First, thank you for bringing this ... Fortunately, the field of eating disorders is evolving! We now know that eating disorders affect everyone. Eating disorders affect ...

  8. What Working for the NEDA Helpline Taught Me

    ... people worried about a loved one with an eating disorder. What I learned was that even though a sufferer may feel alone, the love of ... seeking help is a sign of strength. It also taught me that we all have the power to help others as well as ourselves. While there are no ...

  9. Overcoming What Seemed Like the Impossible

    ... a gymnast since I was 4, and I was so happy when I made it! We started practicing over summer break. I was short for my age so I became one ... hate it but after you get in a healthy routine and stick to what you have learned in treatment the negative thoughts will eventually go ...

  10. Eating Disorders, Diversity and What You Can Do About It

    ... in her recent article entitled, “ Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate: Puncturing the dangerous myth that only white women get ... an eating disorder. Although there is a long way to go, we at NEDA are committed to breaking down the misconceptions that commonly ...

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