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    What is an eating disorder?

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    Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. They can be very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological and social function. Types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, other specified feeding and eating disorder, pica and rumination disorder.

    An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating behaviors that negatively affect a person's physical or mental health. Only one eating disorder can be diagnosed at a given time.

    Types of eating disorders include binge eating disorder, where the patient eats a large amount in a short period of time; anorexia nervosa, where the person has an intense fear of gaining weight and restricts food or overexercises to manage this fear; bulimia nervosa, where individuals eat a large quantity (binging) then try to rid themselves of the food (purging); pica, where the patient eats non-food items; rumination syndrome, where the patient regurgitates undigested or minimally digested food; avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), where people have a reduced or selective food intake due to some psychological reasons (see below); and a group of other specified feeding or eating disorders.

    Anxiety disorders, depression and substance abuse are common among people with eating disorders. These disorders do not include obesity. People often experience comorbidity between an eating disorder and OCD. It is estimated 20-60% of patients with an ED have a history of OCD.

    You can refer to this:

    resiliens.com/resilify/program/overcoming-disordered-eating

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    TRUE or FALSE: Forgiveness isn’t something you do for someone else, it’s something you do for you.

    I often hear the phrase, "If you’re forgiving someone, you’re doing it for yourself, not for the other person," and it gets me thinking every single time.

    From reflecting on my past relationships to my current ones, forgiveness has been a topic that I’ve struggled to fully understand, especially when it comes to recovering from trauma. Although I’ve come a long way in forgiving myself and others, I think about the role forgiveness plays in my healing journey and ways I can forgive more freely.

    What are your thoughts? How do you view forgiveness?

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is mollierumi. I'm undiagnosed in some aspects and am looking for help in getting a psychosis or a schizoaffevtive disorder treatment

    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #OCD #EatingDisorder #Grief

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is mollierumi. I'm undiagnosed in some aspects and am looking for help in getting a psychosis or a schizoaffevtive disorder treatment

    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #OCD #EatingDisorder #Grief

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    Overcoming.

    How many people here believe in the power of themselves?

    ~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

    Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

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    When your healthy morning you packs your lunch for your grumpy afternoon self! Don’t you hate that!?

    Hope this made you smile! 😃 #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #EatingDisorders #TraumaticBrainInjury #MightyTogether #Childhoodtrauma #LGBTQIA #KetamineTreatment

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