When it Comes to Eating Disorders, Men Often Suffer in Silence
Edmonds, WA (Apr 30, 2013) - One of the most overlooked aspects of eating disorders is that a great many sufferers are men.
Muscle Dysmorphia, or Bigorexia, Affects Many While Flying Under the Radar
Edmonds, WA (Apr 4, 2013) - Though eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are well-known within mainstream society, there are far too few who know about a condition that is in effect the reverse anorexia nervosa.
Eating Disorders Among the Elderly Are a Growing and Often Overlooked Issue
Edmonds, WA (Feb 28, 2013) - One of the great secrets as it pertains to eating disorders in modern day society is how greatly they affect the elderly population. Eating disorders among this segment of the population are on the rise...
Treating Mental Disorders with Medical Marijuana Is Madness, Says Psychiatrist Dr. Timothy R. Jennings
Edmonds, WA (Jan 23, 2013) - A publication for plus-size models recently joined a chorus of prominent women who have been criticizing the practice of "body shaming," and the magazine's actions could be another step in the direction of reducing the prevalence of eating disordersin the U.S., according to Dr. Gregory Jantz.
Emotional Withdrawal Is One of the Biggest 'Battles Men Face', Says Best-Selling Author Dr. Gregory Jantz in Latest Book
Edmonds, WA (Dec 31, 2012) - Men and women fight different “battles of the mind,” writes internationally known author and psychologist Dr. Gregory Jantz in his new book Battles Men Face, and among the most common struggles men deal with is resisting their tendency to withdraw emotionally – something that can be particularly frustrating and incomprehensible to the women in their lives.
Decreasing Daylight Brings on the Blues for Some Says Dr. Gregory Jantz of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources
Edmonds, WA (Nov 27, 2012) - If you begin showing symptoms of depression at this time of year, you're not alone. The ever-shortening days of late autumn cause many people to feel down, and there's almost certainly a biological reason for that, according to psychologist Dr. Gregory Jantz of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources in Edmonds, WA.
High-Profile Backlash Against 'Body Shaming' a Welcome Trend, Says Dr. Gregory Jantz of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources
Edmonds, WA (Oct 24, 2012) - A publication for plus-size models recently joined a chorus of prominent women who have been criticizing the practice of "body shaming," and the magazine's actions could be another step in the direction of reducing the prevalence of eating disordersin the U.S., according to Dr. Gregory Jantz.
Recent Celebrity Eating Disorder Revelations Highlight Link to Perfectionism
Edmonds, WA (Oct 2, 2012) - Three prominent American women revealed last week that they have struggled with eating disorders at some point in their lives, and that comes as no surprise to best-selling author and psychologist Dr. Gregory Jantz, who says that many eating disorder sufferers share certain traits with people who are driven to success and fame.
Empty Nest Syndrome Can Strike Parents After Children Fly Off to College
Edmonds, WA (Aug 9, 2012) - Parents sending their youngest - or only - child off to college this fall should be prepared to deal with a complex set of emotions commonly referred to as "empty nest syndrome," advises best-selling author Dr. Gregory Jantz, founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources in Edmonds, WA.
Social Media Bans on Pro-Anorexia Content Are Encouraging But Will Have Limited Effect
Edmonds, WA (Aug 3, 2012) - Although two of the internet's most popular social media sites have adopted policies that ban "pro-ana" content intended to paint eating disorders in a positive light, that's just a small contribution to the work that needs to be done to lower the prevalence of anorexia and bulimia in our society, according to psychologist and author Dr. Gregory Jantz, founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources.
'Adult Bullies' Can Hurt Co-Workers' Emotional and Financial Health, Says Dr. Gregory Jantz of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources
Edmonds, WA (Jul 10, 2012) - Bullying of children and teens by their peers has been in the spotlight, and a much-watched YouTube video showing schoolchildren harassing an elderly bus monitor has recently brought attention to the phenomenon of bullying of adults by children.
Eating Disorders on the Rise Among Middle-Aged Women
Edmonds, WA (May 31, 2012) - Eating disorders disproportionately afflict teenage girls and young women, but not everyone who suffers from a condition such as anorexia or bulimia fits that description. Increasing numbers of middle-aged women are getting treatment for eating disorders, according to psychologist Dr. Gregory Jantz
Depression and Grief Can Strike Together After Significant Loss, Says Dr. Gregory Jantz
Edmonds, WA (Apr 24, 2012) - Grief and clinical depression can be difficult to tell apart, even for a professional. For a person who has experienced a major life loss such as a loved one's death, these two emotionally painful conditions can exist intertwined, according to bestselling author Dr. Gregory Jantz, founder of aplaceofhope.com.
Anorexia Sufferers at Greater Risk for Suicide, Warns Eating Disorder Specialist Dr. Gregory Jantz
Edmonds, WA (Apr 2, 2012) - If left untreated, anorexia nervosa can kill - in fact, anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychological disorder. But it's not just the direct medical effects of extremely low body weight that too often lead to early deaths among anorexics. Anorexia sufferers are far more likely than most people to attempt suicide, and some of them inevitably succeed.
Caring Online Reports 'Drunkorexia' Combines Excess Drinking, Extreme Dieting
Edmonds, WA (Jan 25, 2012) - More and more young people who want to be thin without passing up the party lifestyle are engaging in a dangerously unhealthy combination of binge drinking and anorexic or bulimic eating behavior popularly known as "drunkorexia," according to the website Caring Online.
Eating Disorder Expert Dr. Gregory Jantz Says New Reality Series on Eating Disorders May Hurt More Than Help
Edmonds, WA (Jan 5, 2012) - Eating disorders are once again in the spotlight with the premiere of a Lifetime network reality show focusing on women who suffer from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. It's not the first time reality TV has covered the subject, and eating disorders specialist and author Dr. Gregory Jantz cautions that these shows can do more harm than good.
Eating Disorder Patients in British Columbia Allege Deprivation of Needed Treatment
Edmonds, WA (Dec 20, 2011) - The only program that treats adult sufferers of eating disorders in the Canadian province of British Columbia may be prematurely discharging some patients, according to news reports. Dr. Gregory Jantz, a top U.S. eating disorders specialist, wants such patients to know that comprehensive treatment is available at his clinic, The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, just a few hours south of the border.
Effects of Physical, Emotional Abuse Can Linger Long into Adulthood
Edmonds, WA (Nov 23, 2011) - Amid a national debate about corporal punishment and child abuse set off by a sensational video posted on the internet, therapist and author Dr. Gregory Jantz reminds families that child abuse of all kinds - physical and emotional - leaves lasting scars that can affect victims throughout their adult lives.
Kids Under 2 Should Be Doers, Not Viewers
Edmonds, WA (Oct 26, 2011) - Psychologist and child development author Dr. Gregory Jantz endorsed a recent major policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics that urges parents to keep their children "screen free" during the first two years of life.
Men with Courage to Face Depression Can Find Help at the Center for Counseling and Resources
Edmonds, WA (Oct 4, 2011) - Men seek treatment for serious depression only about half as often as women do, but that doesn't mean men are suffering from depression only half as much. In fact, it's estimated that 6 million men in the U.S. suffer from clinical depression each year, a figure that represents an incidence of depression that's only about 15 percent lower than that in women.
The Center Provides Resources, Help for Self-Mutilation
Edmonds, WA (Aug 22, 2011) - Cutting and self-mutilation are silent and often damaging cries for help, affecting roughly 25% of today's youth between the ages of 13 and 19. Most who self-injure are female but males do so as well. Whether suffering from depression, anxiety or another form of hurt or anger, self-injury is a painful yet private external expression of severe internal pain.
Online Depression Survey Helps Detect Depression and Anxiety in Youth
Edmonds, WA (Jul 6, 2011) - With more than 24% of youth between the ages of 10 and 24 suffering from depression and/or anxiety, it's no surprise suicide is the third leading cause of death in America. Every year in the U.S., approximately 4,400 young people kill themselves and more than 14,900 youths show up in the hospital with self-inflicted injuries.
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