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  • Secret Sufferings in Plain Sight

    By Rebecca Cooper

    Amy Winehouse’s brother, Alex, reported to the Observer Magazine that he believes Bulimia killed his sister.

  • KUCI interview with Dr. Christopher Jones on Ear to the Ground

    Interview with Dr. Christopher Jones on Ear to the Ground Radio KUCI Orange County.

  • The Facts And Fallacies Of Eating Disorders

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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We like to talk about eating healthy and exercising, but doing this can be difficult when you have an eating disorder.

  • Male Eating Disorders Made Public

    By Rebecca Cooper                         

    Recently, People Magazine came out with an article about Ashley Hamilton talking openly about his struggles with an eating disorder. I applaud Ashley for coming out about having an eating disorder. The shame, guilt and misunderstanding of eating disorders makes it hard for anyone to come forward and get help, but it is so much harder for such a public figure to do so. He is very courageous!

  • Rebecca Cooper, LMFT to be featured on Fox 9 Minneapolis to Promote Eating Disorder-Related topics

    Twin Cities, MN - May 29, 2013 

    Rebecca Cooper, LMFT, CEDS, continues a busy spring schedule with a special segment on Fox KMSP-TV Twin Cities on Wednesday May 29th at 4:00pm.  

    Rebecca will be exploring topics such as anorexia, bulimia, sugar addiction,and general eating disorder-related issues.

  • What are the Common Causes for Anorexia?

    It is difficult to pinpoint exactly what causes anorexia. The disorder is rather complex, and may stem from a number of causes that range from physical to emotional, psychological, and societal. One key factor in the onset of anorexia appears to be genetics. It is very common for someone with an eating disorder to exhibit a family history of similar disorders. There are personality traits that can also make a person more prone to be anorexic. People with depression, anxiety, or similar mood disorders are more likely to develop eating disorders.

  • Common Misconceptions about Anorexia

    Anorexia is a disorder that affects millions of people of all ages, genders, and sociological backgrounds. There are many misconceptions about anorexia, which can often be harmful or confusing to a person needing treatment or their families. One common misconception is that people may pretend to feel fat in order to get positive attention from people. This is simply not true. People with anorexia legitimately lack the ability to accurately see their bodies. They are not seeing their reflections the same way other people see them.

  • Innovative Treatments for Anorexia

    Seeking treatment for anorexia is the first and most important step towards recovering. There are several types of treatments for anorexia, and which type of treatment you should seek depends on you and your personal situation. A residential treatment program incorporates several different types of therapies, which all combine to form a total treatment plan. The staff at a residential treatment facility may include psychologists, physicians, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and other specialists.

  • The Surprising Connection Between Schizophrenia and Eating Disorders

    The brain is wired to have a reaction when it sees an image of a body. These reactions affect several regions of the brain, which ultimately process to form a persons body image perception. In an anorexic person, the connection that ties seeing one’s body to the brain functions that provide an opinion about that image, may be weaker. The weaker this connection, the more likely it is for a person to see themselves as fat or overweight, when others may be able to see them clearly as very thin or underweight.

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