Category: Teen Eating Disorders

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Learning How to Forgive Your Parents As a Teenager

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 18, 2017

Have you ever been so mad at someone (it doesn't have to be a parent) that it's all you could think about?  Every time you were around that person, you kept thinking about how mad you were.  You didn't want to be around that person.  Even though what made you...

Eating Disorders: Losing Your Sense of Self

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 9, 2015

Few things are as frightening as losing control, feeling powerless against overwhelming forces. When overcome by events, we can feel swept up on relentless waves of circumstance that hurl us toward terrifying heights and bone-jarring lows. Each event is made worse if we have tried to stop it and been...

Family's Affect on Eating Disorders

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 16, 2015

The key to an eating disorder or to disordered eating often lies in relationships. For most people, those relationships lie within the family. The behaviors surrounding a dysfunctional relationship with food are often the result of another relationship—perhaps several relationships—tilting off the mark. You may be able to pinpoint immediately...

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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