The question of what causes one individual to develop a disease condition while another individual in similar circumstances does not is increasingly being studied as genetic information becomes more available. Genetics play a role in determining our risk for a variety of disease conditions, but they also shed light on things that may be helpful in treatment. Read Dr. Decker's contribution to Eating Disorder Hope concerning the topic of Genetic Associations with Bulimia Nervosa.
Many factors play a role in the development of a healthy or unhealthy body image. Despite the many environmental things which may have a negative impact, there are many ways to create and reinforce a positive image. Read Dr. Decker's contribution to Eating Disorder Hope concerning the topic of Body Image.
Although the topic of eating disorders is often focused on the female population, a growing awareness of the need to discuss the topic of eating disorders in males is also coming to light. Read Dr. Decker's contribution to Eating Disorder Hope concerning the topic of eating disorder awareness in the male population.
In recovery from eating disorders and other addictions, there are many ups and downs that life challenges one with. Fortunately through the path of recovery one becomes aware of many more choices rather than the addiction that once controlled behaviors and choices. What are you doing to support your recovery when you encounter trauma? Dr. Decker discusses some ideas to consider in Eating Disorder Hope.
In recovery from an eating disorder, it is common to experience anxiety and stress related digestive problems. Read more about how to support the body in digestion in Dr. Decker's contribution to Eating Disorder Hope.