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Still Moving: Eating Disorders And Movement For Mental Health

MQ Mental Health

Content warning: This blog references eating disorders and suicide For Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, the theme is 'Movement for Mental Health'. For those with eating disorders, movement or exercise holds some challenges. I’ve been dangerously underweight due to one eating disorder and suicidal due to another.

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Guest Post: Postpartum Bipolar Disorder and Using a Vegan Ketogenic Diet for Bipolar Disorder by Dyane Harwood

Bipolar Bandit

I was diagnosed with postpartum bipolar I disorder in 2007 after my second daughter was born. I wrote about these experiences in my 2017 memoir Birth of a New Brain—Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder endorsed by Kay Redfield Jamison and numerous mental health luminaries. I wouldn’t hesitate to get ECT again if I needed it.)

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week Information

Bipolar Bandit

Video on Tik Tok Video on Instagram MOST COMMON EATING DISORDERS Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Pica Disorders: Binge Eating Rumination Avoidant/Restrictive Purge Eating Night Eating Syndrome OSFED (other specified feeding or eating disorder) STATISTICS Ref 1 16% of adult patients screened positive for an eating disorder.

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Can You Blame Everything on Bipolar Disorder?

Nnatasha Tracy

As a mental health advocate, I've observed people attributing everything to bipolar disorder, from feelings and thoughts to actions. While a mood disorder does influence feelings and thoughts, not all emotions and thoughts are a result of bipolar disorder.

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My Life Lost to Bipolar Disorder

Nnatasha Tracy

I have lost many years of life because of bipolar disorder. No, I don’t mean that I have a decreased lifespan because of bipolar disorder (although that’s likely true, too ). What I mean is that there are years of living that are missing because of bipolar disorder.

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10 Facts About Eating Disorders

MQ Mental Health

This Eating Disorders Awareness Week we share some facts about eating disorders you may or may not yet know. Further research is needed to understand, prevent and treat eating disorders which is why the work of MQ is so vital. Studies suggest that up to 25% of people with eating disorders are male. Did you know.?

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Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

Gary Direnfeld

If you have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, it doesn’t mean you don’t quite have a personality. Now, imagine if your partner has a Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Life with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder can be so challenging. It does mean though that you have some fragilities.

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