Body Image and Anorexia

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Anorexia is a major health problem in teens and it all has to do with body self-image. Clearly, what we’re finding from Hollywood is the message that anorexia is not that bad of a thing…being thin is a wonderful thing. The reality is it is a big problem that has to be dealt with. If you have a child who is too thin, or losing weight and doesn’t really have a good reason for it, talk with them, but get help. It is the psychiatric help that can be essential.

 

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Pets as a Source of Companionship

Pets as a Source of Companionship

Good news if you’re a pet lover or if you’re a person who feels alone and are having a frustrating time finding companionship. According to a new report in the American Family Physicians journal, several medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, are stressing the importance of pets as a source of companionship. This is on the heels of several studies which have actually looked at the psychological advantages of pet ownership. In addition to this, the American Medical Association and leaders in veterinary medicine have begun a dialogue looking at ways to further study advantages of pet ownership.

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Psychological Aspect of Anorexia

Psychological Aspect of Anorexia

Anorexia is a serious medical problem, but it’s a medical problem with a psychological overlie. People who have anorexia actually have a distorted body image. They feel that there is something wrong with them. That they weigh too much. As a result, they eat far less and can get into big trouble. Even when they are losing weight, they continue to think they weigh too much, and that’s part of the problem with anorexia. People who have anorexia nervosa have to have the psychological issues dealt with as well as the weight issues.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Be an Issue During the Winter Months

Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Be an Issue During the Winter Months

Some months are tougher to deal with than others. Sometimes when we go through those winter months, we realize that seasonal affective disorder is an issue. There’s the fact that the days are short, sunlight exposure is quite limited, and you also have issues such as holidays and psychological stress that occur during those months. So, if you’re dealing with those issues and then you combine it with some women’s health issues such as hormonal variation, it can be very dramatic and very frustrating to deal with.

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Anorexia Is a Psychological Issue

Anorexia Is a Psychological Issue

Anorexia is not as much of a physical problem as it is a psychological problem. For young women, in particular, who suffer from anorexia, what we find is that in time, it is that image, that feeling of self-assuredness, that sense of “I am okay” that is broken and needs to be fixed. That is what we need to do. We need to look at a person and find out what is the reason why they don’t feel good about themselves..

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