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iTherapy – Integrating the iPhone into Therapy

photo used under creative commons license I recently read an article by Dr. Weissman of the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis that introduced the concept of using an iPhone in the treatment of anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder. Times are changing faster than ever. Technological advances, such as the introduction of the iPhone, have drastically changed the way we communicate and perform everyday activities. We can easily observe our everyday lives via the video and photo component of the iPhone. Weissman believes that this component of iPhone technology could be an effective tool in the treatment of the body dysmorphia that often accompanies anorexia. Many of my patients that are in treatment for anorexia also experience some level of body dysmorphia; ...
Eating Disorders Survey

More Survey Results

photo used under a creative commons license Since most of the individuals taking this survey probably have an Eating Disorder (ED), the results are not surprising. One interesting finding is how many people are afraid to handle food (nearly 15%). Another is the high percentage of people who obsess about food and or have food cravings (71%) Given what we know about MSG, that it is highly addicting, obsessive thoughts and food cravings would make sense. If you have not yet taken the survey please do! *These results are based upon 260 responses. Let’s Connect! Take my new Eating Disorder survey! Like me on Facebook Twitter @drrenae Contact Dr Norton by phone 513-205-6543 or by form Inquire about booking Dr Norton for a speaking engagement Read About Dr Norton View video about ...
Eating Disorders Survey

Survey Results: 38.5% of eating disorder victims have also been diagnosed with ADD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

photo used under a creative commons license Over the past couple of years I have been collecting data from a survey I designed to better understand the uniqueness of the eating disorder population. Some of the responses are pretty interesting. I’ve found that many of my patients, as well as many responders to my survey have also been diagnosed with ADD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  According to my survey, 38.5% of eating disorder victims have also been diagnosed with ADD or OCD. These mental illnesses can be the trigger or the result of an eating disorder. Thus, treatment for the eating disorder must also include treatment of contributing illnesses. Here are the current, detailed results from my survey. If ...
Eating Disorders Survey

Survey Results – Interesting Results Regarding Shopping Behavior

photo used under a creative commons license Here are the current, detailed results from my survey regarding shopping behavior. Notice that over half (52%) of the respondents specifically buy “binge” food and that only 31.5% buy healthy food all the time. What’s also interesting is that only 7% of respondents buy fast foods or processed foods. These numbers are generated primarily by the eating disordered population. However, in the general public the truth remains that our nation consumes 41% more processed foods than fresh foods! How much fast food or processed foods is your body consuming? If you have not yet taken the survey please do! Let’s Connect! Take my new Eating Disorder survey! Like me on Facebook Twitter @drrenae Contact Dr Norton ...
Eating Disorders Survey

Survey Results: 80% of Those Struggling With An Eating Disorder Have Also Been Diagnosed With Another Mental Illness

photo used under a creative commons license Over the past couple of years I have been collecting data from a survey I designed to better understand the uniqueness of the eating disorder population. Some of the responses are pretty interesting. I’ve found that many of my patients, as well as many responders to my survey also struggle with other mental illnesses. In fact, only about 20% do not! These mental illnesses can be the trigger or the result of an eating disorder. Thus, treatment for the eating disorder must also include treatment of contributing illnesses. Here are the current, detailed results from my survey. If you have not yet taken the survey please do! Let’s Connect! Take my new Eating ...
Night eating syndrome treatment cincinnati

Night Eating Syndrome & Sleep Related Eating Disorders

Night Eating Syndrome and Sleep Related Eating Disorders; When “Midnight Snacks” Turn into Calorie Loaded Nightmares. It is estimated that over 6 million Americans are affected by Night Eating Syndrome (NES) or Sleep Related Eating Disorders (SRED), yet most of us have never heard of either of these disorders.  Essentially they involve consumption of large quantities of high carb foods during the night. Because NES and SRED share  the characteristics of other eating, mood and sleep disorders they can easily be misdiagnosed and mistreated.  Those affected by NES or SRED often feel misunderstood, isolated and hopeless.  These feelings can exacerbate other eating disorders and perpetuate a cycle of disturbed eating patterns during the day as well as during the night. ...
Anorexia Treatment Cincinnati

The Real Deal About Anorexia

Anorexia, a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss, has seen a threefold increase over the past 40 years among women in their 20s and 30s. The percentage of teens afflicted has remained about the same with the exception of male teens. Whereas males used to represent only 5% of the ED population, they now represent closer to 10% and are over-represented among wrestlers, professional ice-skaters, jockey’s and the male homosexual population. Anorexia is usually characterized by resistance to maintaining a body weight sufficient for normal functioning and/or for survival. In a small proportion of cases, the individual is not resisting weight gain, nor is she consciously trying to lose weight. Instead she is simply unable ...
mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

Buddhist Underpinnings of Mindfulness

When the power of love is greater than the love for power; The world shall know peace. Bring happiness to every encounter in life. Allow life and all its abundance to come to you. Take pleasure from what you possess without being attached to these things. Extend your perspective beyond just your senses. Live in a conscious and continuous state of gratitude and bliss. Train your mind and body to live without suffering. Awaken to new possibilities and your Divine magnificence! Worries are interludes in happiness!!! The THOUGHTS the THINKER THINKS cause suffering. “True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time.” — Dalai Lama Sources: Dr Wayne Dyer (http://www.drwaynedyer.com) Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on ...
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