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Self-Injury Awareness Day March 1, 2018

Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD), is an international awareness day that takes place every year on March 1 and is a day…

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Signs and Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

Disordered eating describes a variety of abnormal eating behaviors that do not yet fit the criteria for an eating disorder. The…

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Teenage Addiction and Self-Harm: Co-occurring Disorders

Nonsuicidal self-injury disorder, better known as self-harm, is characterized by the purposeful actions of causing physical harm to oneself without the…

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Five Common Misconceptions About Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening eating disorder that receives a lot of attention in the media but it is actually the…

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How Can I Help my Troubled Teen?

Raising a teenager can be very challenging. Teenagers are in a state of limbo where they are trying to seek their…

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Why is my Child Sad All the Time?

As a parent, it can be heartbreaking to see your child sad or upset, even if it is momentary. Most children…

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Eating disorder aftercare should include plans for returning to school.
Disorders Associated with Purging Behavior

Purging is a self-inflicted behavior regularly practiced by individuals who have eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Purging refers…

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