Eating Disorders amongst Athletes: What to Know?

Eating Disorders amongst Athletes: What to Know?

Written by Dr. Katie Patterson, PsyD, LPC, NCC Although the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes is high, they often go unnoticed by coaches, teammates, and the athlete themself. In part, this is due to the sport culture and “norms” related to nutrition,...
Orthorexercise – When Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

Orthorexercise – When Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

The term “Orthorexia” literally translates to “a fixation on righteous eating.” While Orthorexiais not a diagnosed mental illness, the concept has become popular, as many individuals with eating disorders struggle with Orthorexic tendencies. These may begin as a...

May 2017

This month we feature the recovery story of Kristy, a collegiate athlete who learned that the eating disorder was keeping her life at bay. And while recovery isn’t always smooth sailing, she was able to cast off from the pattern of self-destruction and chart a course...