Willow Place March 3, 2016 No Comments

Eating Disorders and Alcoholism – My Story

I never thought that I was fat, I just knew that I wanted to be thinner. At first, I mean. As things got worse – as the voice got louder and more insane – I started to see things that weren’t there. I didn’t see skin wrapped taut around bones like everyone else. I saw […]

Willow Place March 2, 2016 No Comments

Learning to Love Your Body

As women, we are faced with an obscene amount of unrealistic societal standards regarding personal appearance and sex appeal. Like it or not, we are constantly objectified by television, magazines, and multiple other social media formats. We internalize beauty standards from a young age, and often feel we need to look a certain way in […]

Willow Place February 25, 2016 No Comments

Drug Addiction and Anorexia Nervosa

Addiction and Anorexia Over the course of the past several decades, there has been a growing acceptance amongst members of the medical community in regards to the direct link between substance abuse disorders and eating disorders – especially in females. There are many variations of eating disorder that women suffering from addiction are simultaneously afflicted […]

Willow Place February 25, 2016 No Comments

Alcoholism and Motherhood

Women who already possess a predisposition towards alcoholic tendencies may be immensely triggered by certain aspects of motherhood. For this reason, it is not uncommon for new mothers (and experienced mothers) to develop signs and symptoms of severe alcoholism, even if they may not have exhibited warning signs prior to giving birth. Of course, motherhood […]

Willow Place February 15, 2016 No Comments

What You Don’t Know About Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder – Willow Place for Women Binge Eating Disorder was recently added to the DSM-5 – officially making it a diagnosable and potentially treatable disorder, one that is medially recognized as legitimate and crippling. BED is the most common eating disorder in the United States, with over 2.8 million sufferers nationwide. Surprisingly enough, […]

Willow Place February 11, 2016 No Comments

Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Recovery from binge eating disorder is not quite as clear-cut as recovery from substance dependency. One cannot successfully maintain abstinence from food – give up eating for the remainder of his or her life. Binge eating disorder recovery is a lifelong journey of insight and continuous growth. BED recovery will never be a perfect process, […]

Willow Place February 9, 2016 No Comments

Women in Recovery – Binge Eating Disorder

Although binge eating disorder (or BED) does affect both men and women, the majority of sufferers happen to be female. Roughly 2% of all Americans suffer from BED at one point in their lives – close to 4 million men and women in total. Binge eating disorder is not uncommon amongst women in recovery for […]

Willow Place January 26, 2016 No Comments

Binge Eating – Recovery for Women

While it is true that many men and women who suffer from binge eating disorder are either overweight or obese, there are many individuals struggling with the condition who remain at a normal weight – either because of rapid metabolisms or because they make up for the extra calories consumed while bingeing by restricting their […]

Willow Place January 26, 2016 No Comments

Binge Eating Disorder and Overeaters Anonymous

Despite the fact that binge eating disorder affects millions of Americans nationwide, it is an issue that is rarely talked about and frequently swept under the rug – along with similar disordered earing patterns such an anorexia and bulimia. These psychological disorders claim hundreds of lives on an annual basis, though many individuals who struggle […]

Willow Place January 26, 2016 No Comments

Getting Help with Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice. They are not a fad or a trend or a ‘quick fix’ for weight loss. Eating disorders are severe and life-threatening psychological conditions that devastate the lives of millions of American men and women on an annual basis. Because eating disorders are so emotionally, physically, and psychologically damaging, […]