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Navigating the Intersection: Autism and Eating Disorders

What is Autism? Let's start with an overview of autism. Autism, often known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurological illness that affects how people perceive and interact with their surroundings. It is commonly referred to as a spectrum disorder since it manifests differently in each individual. Some people may succeed in one area while struggling in another, such as social…
April 11, 2024
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How to cope with an eating disorder at Christmas

For many, the Christmas season may be a happy time of year because of the festive mood and family get-togethers. But for those who are struggling with an eating disorder, the idea of getting through the Christmas festivities could cause further stress and difficulties. Having individuals around who aren't typically present can cause anxiety about what they'll think. This may…
December 8, 2023
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Understanding Eating Disorders

Tips On How To Deal With Calories Going On Menus

Calories will be on menus when visiting restaurants, cafes and takeaways with more than 250 employees. Many people will be supportive of such a policy, however the benefits of putting calories on menus has still yet to be proven. Putting calories on menus may promote obsessive calorie counting, and can maintain restrictive eating patterns, and heighten eating disorder behaviours by…
April 13, 2022