Substance Use Disorders and Malnutrition

A healthy diet and adequate nutrition are fundamental for the brain and body to function normally.  Unfortunately, individuals with substance use disorders often neglect diet and nutrition, along with family, friends, and other areas of self-care. The reality is that individuals suffering from substance use disorders exhaust their time, energy, and money pursuing their destructive … Read more

What are Eating Disorders?

“Eating disorder” is a term for a group of serious mental illnesses that cause individuals to jeopardize both mental and physical health due to problematic relationships with weight, body image, eating, and food. These disorders can at times be life threatening. A problematic relationship with eating or body image can manifest itself in the form … Read more

Breaking Stereotypes: Study Reveals More Middle Age Women Are Hiding Eating Disorders Than Previously Believed

Admit it. When you hear the words Anorexia or Bulimia you often picture a female teenager starving herself or eating tons of food before purging. That’s what earlier research and the media have always told us about people with eating disorders. We’ve been told that it’s mainly young females struggling with anorexia or bulimia. Well, … Read more

Demystifying Misconceptions About Anorexia

(Video transcript from Interview with Ann Kerr, Clinical Director from Waterstone Clinic for Eating Disorders): One of the common misperceptions about eating disorders, in particular, anorexia nervosa. That’s the illness that people can see that someone has actually become very emaciated, they’ve lost a lot of weight. That in some ways anorexia is a choice. … Read more