It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – finding out their child or teen is illegally drinking and/or using drugs. The statistics are alarming. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports a recent rise in marijuana use despite a preceding 10-year period of decline. In 2010, 1.2 percent of 8th-graders, 3.3 percent of 10th-graders, and 6.1 percent
For over twenty years, Lori Osachy has been tirelessly working to free the world from eating disorders and body hatred. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her Masters degree in social services from Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research. She has become a nationally recognized authority in her field and has more than 20 years of experience in clinical counseling, research and teaching. Lori is a regular contributor to print news, radio and television, and is a regular mental health consultant to the WJXT Morning Show. Check out all of Lori’s books at her amazon page (https://www.amazon.com/Lori-Osachy-MSS-LCSW/e/B00K6HWO1K) and her website full of additional resources at bodyimagecounseling.com (http://www.bodyimagecounseling.com/)!Lori Osachy, MSS, LCSW has written 5 articles so far, you can find them below.
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Orthorexia nervosa is otherwise known as an unhealthy preoccupation with “clean, pure or righteous” eating and exercise. It is not yet a recognized eating disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Edition), but clinicians are becoming more and more aware of its devastating effects. Orthorexia usually begins with a positive desire
It’s important to develop and maintain positive body image throughout your life. When I help people recover from eating disorders, in most cases it’s relatively easy for me to show them how to make their eating disorder symptoms go away very quickly. Even when a person has had active symptoms for years, with the
In honor of eating disorders awareness week, February 22-February 28, 2015, I thought it would be powerful to highlight just a few of the groups of people who suffer from eating and body image disorders that we rarely hear about. In the media, the most common stories on eating disorders often sensationalize anorexia and bulimia in