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Category: eating disorder

Dispelling the Myths of Binge Eating Disorder

Written by Cherie Massmann, LPC, NCC It is normal to overeat! In a culture filled with wonderfully delicious food, it is not uncommon to overindulge at times. Having a wonderful entrée or dessert at a favorite restaurant and having a hard time stopping when we know that we are full is quite normal. As a … Read More

College Life and National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Written by Randall Flanery, PhD, Director of Webster Wellness Professionals National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) has been in existence almost 30 years; and education and outreach activities have been common on college campuses since NEDAW’s inception. The goals of NEDAW- education, early intervention, and starting treatment, are especially relevant for college students who are … Read More

Athletes and Body Image Issues

Written by Ron Thompson, PhD, FAED, CEDS, Co-director of The Victory Program at McCallum Place Sport is a microcosm of society. That is, what we see in society, we will likely see in sport, including body image issues. Unfortunately, those issues tend to be more complex and conflicted for athletes, especially female athletes, than for … Read More

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Written by John Rapp, MSW, LCSW Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) represents a collection of therapies with a unifying philosophy, capable of treating problems ranging from eating disorders to insomnia.  Cognitive-behavior theory posits that while we may not have much direct control distressing emotions, we at least have some control over our thoughts and, in particular, our … Read More

The lesser known eating disorder: Binge Eating Disorder

Written by Cherie Massmann, LPC, NCC Due to the efforts of advocacy agencies attempting to raise awareness about the devastating effects, most people are familiar with the eating disorders of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. All one would have to do is survey the landscape of popular women’s magazines to at least be exposed to these … Read More

Avoiding Blame and Taking Real Action!

Written by Cherie Massmann, LPC, NCC That day is terrifying and confusing! The day a doctor or mental health providers confirms it – your child has been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Immediately the guilt floods in. What did I do? What didn’t I do? How could I have possibly missed this? Then the blame … Read More

A Healthy Helping of Advice With A Side of Snark: My Battle As A Male With An Eating Disorder

This post is written by a former patient at McCallum Place who shares his perspective on having an eating disorder and going through treatment. By Phil S It has been approximately ten years since I first met my target weight goal. This wasn’t a weight loss/diet type challenge. No, it was quite the opposite. Over … Read More

Residential Treatment for Men & Boys Struggling with Eating Disorders

Up to 43% of men are dissatisfied with their bodies.1 Approximately 1-2 million men and boys suffer from eating disorders and are frequently overlooked in their struggles because eating disorders are traditionally viewed as a woman’s disease.2 Therefore, men and boys face incredible odds of getting treatment and experiencing recovery. McCallum Place in St. Louis … Read More

Olympians and Eating Disorders

Ron Thompson, PhD, Co-Director of The Victory Program at McCallum Place As the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia approach, people in nations around the world are excited about watching the performances of some of the world’s greatest athletes. Most of us assume that these world class athletes are “healthy,” based on the fact … Read More