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“It Was About a 12-Pound Turkey”
Understanding Binge Eating Disorder (BED), the most common eating disorder.
“It was about a 12-pound Turkey.” The words rung in my ears as I listened to her story.
“My last binge was two days ago. I was making dinner for my family. I pulled the turkey out of the oven and tasted it to see whether it was cooked. As soon as I put the first bite in my mouth, I knew I was in trouble. I kept eating and eating and eating. I just couldn’t stop. Before I knew it I had eaten the entire turkey—in less than half of an hour. I quickly cleaned up the kitchen and threw a pizza in the oven before my family got home because I was so embarrassed. I didn’t want anyone to know. It was just too humiliating. And I felt so gross.”Read More...
American Psychological Association Honors Dr. Cortney S. Warren
Dr. Warren receives the 2015 Minority Fellowship Program Early Career Achievement Award
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, August 8, 2015: How many women and men dislike their appearance and weight? How do eating norms and ideals of beauty differ across countries and ethnic groups? Are we responsible for our own emotional reactivity? How does our inability to be honest harm our romantic relationships? How honest can we be with ourselves about who we really are?
These are just a few of the meaningful questions that Dr. Warren explores through her research and clinical practice. Provocative and compelling, Dr. Warren’s work earned her the 2015 American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Programs’ Early Career Achievement Award.Read More...
All People With Eating Disorders Are Underweight, Right? Dispelling Three Common Myths About Eating Disorders.
As a clinical psychologist with an expertise in eating disorders, people frequently tell me stories about their experiences with eating and weight. Some tell painful stories of watching loved ones deal with severe symptoms. Some express their own struggles around dieting and body image. Some describe trying to treat patients. And some just ask questions.Read More...
Live As If You’ll Die Tomorrow—Write a Will Today
Writing a will is not something that most of us think about. Or talk about. Or want to think or talk about. Because writing a will reminds us that we are all going to die.
Death is a topic that causes most of us incredible fear, pain, and discomfort. The mere thought that our child, parent, or partner could die at any moment petrifies us. So, when it comes to our own mortality, it is not surprising that we would prefer to avoid the topic. In essence, writing a will is something that we rationally know we should do but politely avoid because it is unpleasant to plan for our own demise.Read More...