Double bed and dining table: what is the connection between eating disorders and relationships?

Posted by Frank Gillespie MA


In some cases, the recovery process of eating disorders can bring unspoken relationship and family conflicts to the surface. But this is not a problem since unresolved situations and unarticulated needs in a relationship can hinder the improvement of eating disorders, or in case of a successful weight loss they hinder the maintenance of the results and the person will gain back weight again and again.

People struggling with eating problems frequently link their healing process to a specific segment of their life (or the improvement of this area), which is their relationship most of the times. `If only I would...

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What is depression?

Posted by Frank Gillespie MA


What is depression?

We all feel blue, unmotivated, melancholy or lethargic sometimes, but clinical depression is more than just experiencing temporary feelings of sadness. It is a serious condition that affects your mind and body. It impacts all aspects of your everyday life including eating, sleeping, working, relationships, and your self-esteem. If you are clinically depressed you cannot simply will yourself to feel better. If you do not receive appropriate treatment your symptoms can continue for weeks, months, even years. It is extremely important to treat depression as soon as possible as it may result in deadly situations (e.g. suicide).

What types...

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