How Body Image Impacts Mental Health

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In Part I of our conversation on eating disorders among teens and tweens, we talked about what defines an consuming dysfunction, why women with ADHD are at highest danger, and the way caregivers and lecturers can determine and tackle consuming issues in college students. In Part II of our dialog, medical psychologist Dena Cabrera and registered dietician Megan Kniskern will reply your questions on constructing wholesome diet habits for teenagers with consuming issues. Topics of debate will embrace:

  • Strategies to encourage wholesome consuming in tweens and youths with consuming issues
  • How to speak along with your teen about diet and its affect on the physique and growth
  • Approaches to handle binge consuming and the weak self-regulation abilities that contribute to this dysfunction
  • How to outwit consolation meals cravings introduced on by emotional dysregulation
  • How to assist teenagers with anorexia have a healthier relationship with food
  • How to know when a teen wants skilled assist

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year data and referral service. For anybody experiencing a disaster, instant assist can be out there by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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Meet the Expert Speakers

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, is a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with over 24 years of expertise treating psychological and psychiatric issues. Before opening her personal non-public follow in Anthem, Arizona, she served because the Vice President of Clinical Services for Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Cabrera is a nationally acknowledged knowledgeable in her discipline, having authored quite a few articles and publications together with co-author of the guide Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy (#CommissionsEarned). She’s additionally a sought-after speaker and has been featured on quite a few information retailers, speak exhibits, and outstanding nationwide and native publications. She beforehand served as president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). Learn extra by visiting her on-line at denacabrera.com.

Megan Kniskern, R.D., is the proprietor of MAK Nutrition Services. She is a senior lecturer at Arizona State University educating administration, management, skilled preparation, and diet undergraduate programs, in addition to a graduate consuming issues and substance use dysfunction course which she developed. In 2021 Megan launched her on-line coaching program, Deepen Your Perspectives: Nutrition Therapy for Mental Health, to registered dietitians.

Megan works with complicated consuming dysfunction shoppers, and supervises different registered dietitians, within the areas of consuming issues, substance use and psychological well being diet assist; educating by means of a non-diet, weight inclusive, client-centered, trauma and expertise knowledgeable lens; serving to shoppers and professionals to enhance meals dynamics and physique connection understanding.

She co-authored the Revised 2020 Eating Disorder Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Practice (revealed) and has served in previous management roles with the Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) DPG and continues to volunteer the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD).

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