Category: Childhood Eating Disorders

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Is There More to Love Than What You've Experienced?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 31, 2018

One of the core traits of a dependent personality is difficulty accepting challenging or disturbing truths about self or others out of a need to maintain the status quo.

How Your Inner Child Influences Your Food Choices

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 12, 2016

You may be over forty, but most of us have one stubborn little kid rattling around inside. This “kid” represents some unfilled childhood need. And until we either fill or let go of that need, there he or she stays—never aging, always demanding.Kids like to eat junk food. They’re not...

Growing Up Without Emotional Security

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 1, 2015

One of the deepest needs of children is consistency, including the certain knowledge that they are unconditionally accepts and valued by those who love them. Small children crave the repetitive, constant nature of certain stories in which the same words or phrases are used over and over again. Children learn...

The Dangers of Bingeing and Purging

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 11, 2015

Bulimia is defined as bingeing and purging. Bingeing means taking in large quantities of foods, often sweets, in an uncontrollable feeding frenzy over a specific period of time. The purging that follows is done in many ways: self-induced vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, obsessive exercising, or even bouts of starvation. At least...

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