People with a Binge Eating Disorder typically binge or eat a large amount of food in a relatively short amount of time, to alleviate negative emotions.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is typically accompanied by frequent mirror-checking or requests of others for reassurance of an acceptable appearance to a distressing degree.
No one is born with a negative body image. However, people can begin developing dissatisfaction with their physical self at a young age. Whether it’s weight, height, body shape, facial features, or some other aspect of their body, most everyone has an inner critic who feels they could do something to improve their physical appearance.
Eating disorders are a group of mental health conditions associated with an unhealthy relationship with food and body image. This can be eating patterns that involve food restriction, fasting, avoidance of large amounts of food, excessive exercise, extreme dieting, binge eating, or combinations of any of these behaviors.
If you’re struggling with feelings of guilt and shame, you may believe that every negative act says something about who you are. Every mistake—no matter how big or small—can make you feel inferior.
Addictive disorders are treatable, and finding an effective treatment plan can help you recover from addiction and avoid relapse.
Many people drink alcohol regularly without struggling with alcohol abuse or alcohol addiction. However, frequently consuming alcohol in a way that feels difficult to control or interferes with everyday life may be a sign of an Alcohol Use Disorder.
Although the reasons for self-harm vary, it generally occurs when an individual experiences emotional pain beyond that which they can psychologically cope with, and for which they do not have healthier coping mechanisms.