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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Eating Disorder Hope Blog Update

To our dear Visitors and Friends:

We wish to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to Eating Disorder Hope.  Recently, we have made several changes to our websites and blogs, and as a result, we will no longer be posting to this particular blog.  We would like to re-direct you to our new blog, found here.  You can also follow Eating Disorder Hope on Facebook for up-to-date articles, resources, and support for eating disorders and access our website at www.eatingdisorderhope.com.  We thank you for your patience during this time and hope you will continue to choose Eating Disorder Hope for your one stop resource for eating disorder treatment information and recovery tools.  We look forward to continually serving you!  Thank you for being a friend of Eating Disorder Hope.

Blessings,
Eating Disorder Hope

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hope for Compulsive Spending


  An exciting and interesting study was conducted by the University of Minnesota regarding compulsive shopping. The research claims a pill which is used to help Alzheimer’s patients could support compulsive shoppers in abstaining from their addiction. Previous to the study, participants admitted to spending 38 hours a week and more than half of their household income on shopping. After the trial, compulsive thoughts and behaviors were decreased as well as their shopping habits. This study is promising for those who are suffering from OCD of any type, including checking, contamination, hoarding, and rumination. If you or someone you know is suffering from this addiction please consult help as soon as possible. To discover more information regarding this encouraging research, click the following link.
Hannah, Intern at Eating Disorder Hope

Financial Infidelity vs. Physical Infidelity


  When infidelity is brought up into conversation, most of our minds veer in the direction of a physical relationship or perhaps emotional with another man or woman. However, as the economic times have increasingly become worse across the country, financial infidelity is now the largest threat to a stable relationship. In a recently survey which was published by SELF magazine and Today.com, light is shed on the great lengths that some will go to hide the unfortunate destructive financial burdens he or she have accumulated. 23,000 adults were polled by Today.com and SELF and found that 60% view financial infidelity as harsh as sexual infidelity. In an interesting addition, 46% of those polled admitted to lying to their partners about money at one time or another. These fibs included the hiding of purchases, lying about money spent, and hiding cash withdrawals from joint accounts. The blog post titled, Financial Infidelity: Are you cheating on your spouse?, on Huffington Post, lists important steps to take to alleviate financial infidelity before it impairs the relationship and warning signs to look for. If you or someone you know is suffering from compulsive spending, please read this article and seek help immediately.  
Hannah, intern with Eating Disorder Hope 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Will treating addiction as a 'disease' combat a growing epidemic?

If you or someone you loved has struggled with some form of addiction, whether to shopping, gambling, or drugs, you can likely attest to the devastating consequences that may arise as a result of this.  Policy advisors to President Obama are calling for addictions to be treated as a public health issue and are asking for more accessible recovery and rehabilitation programs to meet the need of this growing epidemic.  While there is much debate around this subject, it is difficult to refute the statistics that are revealing increasing injuries and deaths resulting from addictions.  Do you think that by considering and treating addiction as a disease will help those seeking recovery? To read more about this subject, please see original article here.  

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Eating Disorder Hope Blog Update

To our dear Visitors:

We wish to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to Eating Disorder Hope.  Presently, our blogs are temporarily under construction as we seek to improve, enhance, and develop greater resources.  During this time, blog posts will be kept to a minimum, but we excitedly look forward to offering you increased resources in the very near future.  In the meantime, please follow Eating Disorder Hope on Facebook for up-to-date articles, resources, and support for eating disorders or access our website at www.eatingdisorderhope.com.  We thank you for your patience during this time and hope you will continue to choose Eating Disorder Hope for your one stop resource for eating disorder treatment information and recovery tools.  We look forward to continually serving you!

Blessings,
Eating Disorder Hope