What is the Best Treatment for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?

What is the Best Treatment for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?

BDD is an anxiety disorder that effect approximately 1 in 50 people. It effects both men and women of any age but is particularly common in teenagers and young adults. For more information about BDD watch this video: There are 2 types of treatment that have been proven to be effective for BDD, medication and…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide – Dr Gray Interview

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide – Dr Gray Interview

In the previous article I interviewed Dr Gray about a book she co-authored entitled Beating Your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and their Carers. In this article I have interviewed Dr Gray about one of her earlier co-authored books entitled Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide. I’ve…

Beating Your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and their Carers – Dr Gray Interview

Beating Your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and their Carers – Dr Gray Interview

Dr Emma Gray is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is also our Service Director. She has co-authored two books in the field of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, both of which are about eating disorders. In this article I will be interviewing her on the most recent of the two books she has helped to write entitled…

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Protein World

Another week and another unpredictable storm leaps out of social media and into the mainstream. Unfortunately this one again involves mental health issues and the sexist abuse of women. Juliette Burton (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-32497580), actress, writer, comedian, body image campaigner, self-confessed sufferer of longstanding and serious mental health issues and all round brave person, took exception to…

How to Spot an Eating Disorder in a Friend or Relative

How to Spot an Eating Disorder in a Friend or Relative

An Eating Disorder (e.g. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder) is a secretive disorder, for a number of reasons. Firstly because at the root of an eating disorder is the sufferers chronic and enduring sense of inadequacy or low self esteem; they do not feel that they deserve help, support or attention and…

Skinny Models are NOT to Blame for Eating Disorders

Skinny Models are NOT to Blame for Eating Disorders

It is often suggested that exposure to overly thin models leads to eating disorders in adolescent girls. However, such a belief not only fundamentally misunderstands the nature of an eating disorder but minimises the seriousness of this often life threatening mental health problem. A desire to be thin and the resulting steps that an individual…