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  1. Eating Disorders

    [Info Sheet]

    Millions of people aren’t happy with the way they look. In fact, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre estimates that up to 40% of nine year-old girls have dieted to lose weight—even when they were at a normal weight. ...

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  2. Exploring the Role that Ethnicity and Culture Play in Disordered Eating

    [Visions Article]

    Esther Kane, MSW, RCC Reprinted from "Eating Disorders" issue of Visions Journal, 2002, 1(16), p. 10 My journey over the past 15-plus years to understand disordered eating has been extraordinary. It started in my teens when I suffered with bulim ...

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  3. Wellness Module 7: Eating and Living Well

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      Download PDF | Photocopy-friendly PDF | Rack card PDF | More Wellness Modules Author: CMHA BC and AnxietyBC     I’m worried about my weight I don’t have enough energy I don’t like the way I look I struggle to find time for exercise ...

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  4. Body Image and Physical Activity

    [Visions Article]

    For many women, the body doesn't always seem like a very safe place. This can be especially true for those coping with issues of mental health and addictions. In some of these cases, it seems safer to numb bodily sensations than to fully experience a ...

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  5. ‘Co-ed’ Parent Group

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    As a therapist with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Cowichan Valley Branch, Gabriele works with young people who struggle with eating disorders. She is often approached by parents interested in meeting with other parents. Early this year, in resp ...

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  6. Healthy Attitudes

    [Visions Article]

    Early intervention of disordered eating behaviours during the teen years is crucial. Eating disorders are associated with serious health risks, including death and impaired psychosocial adjustment. 1 And young people who diet are seven times more likely t ...

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  7. The Cognitive-Behavioural Approach to Treating Individuals with Eating Disorders

    [Visions Article]

    Betty had been diagnosed with bulimia nervosa (BN). She was depressed and terrified about gaining weight. One day she didn’t attend her scheduled therapy session. When I phoned to follow up, Betty explained that she couldn’t come because she knew other pe ...

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  8. Disordered Eating

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    PDF Version Disordered eating consists of a range of thoughts and feelings about food and body image that lie between healthy/normal eating habits with body acceptance at one end and eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder) at the ot ...

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  9. Health & Wellness

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    PDF Version The key strategies to feeling and looking your best and having a positive outlook in life are to eat well, keep active, and maintain a healthy body weight. It’s not easy to eat well consistently and keep fit with a busy schedule and fast food ...

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  10. Young Men & Disordered Eating

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    PDF Version Disordered eating issues are mainly associated with girls and women, but boys and men are just as susceptible as females. While males with disordered eating issues display the same kinds of emotional, physical, and behavioral signs and symptom ...

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