“Understanding Eating Disorders” with practitioner Anne Cavaliere, MA, LPC

February 26, 2021

Eating disorders are serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Researchers are finding that eating disorders are caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. Learn about these connections, early signs of disordered eating, how to seek treatment, and what you can do to help a loved one. Anne works with adolescents and adults with eating disorders (including binge eating disorder, bulimia and anorexia, and related body image and mental health issues) to unlock the mystery of their disordered relationship with food and eating, and help them begin their passage towards balanced and joyful lives. More info regarding Anne and her work can be found on her practitioner profile at https://startingpoint.org/practitioner/anne-cavaliere/ 0:00 Intro 0:35 Ordered or normal relationship with food & symptoms 1:39 Disordered relationship with food & symptoms 3:55 Anorexia, highest mortality rate & symptoms 6:47 Bulimia, mortality rate & symptoms 13:13 Anne’s personal journey, eating disorders, & treatment 14:56 Binge Eating Disorder 16:40 Compulsive Over Eating 17:25 Food Addiction 21:58 Eating disorders & “Self discipline” 24:32 Diagnosis of eating disorders (Ages 12 – Mid 20’s) 32:12 How to stop body shaming? 38:05 Body Dysmorphia 40:15 Eating Disorders and Treatments 43:36 Dieting products 45:43 Weight Scales 48:14 Do I have an eating disorder? 50:22 Parents with children graining weight 52:38 The Starting Point Live & Virtual Meetings – Overeaters Anonymous & Eating Disorders Anonymous please visit our calendar at https://startingpoint.org/calendar/ and https://startingpoint.org/weekly-meetings/ The Starting Point Website: https://startingpoint.org/ To Donate Please Visit: https://startingpoint.org/todays-donation/ The Founder of The Starting Point Vince DiPasquale’s YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/VinceDiPasquale/featured For Live & Virtual Meetings Please Visit The Starting Point Calendar: https://startingpoint.org/calendar/