In the Media | ‘We’re all overcompensating:’ Why so many LGBTQ community members struggle with body dysmorphia
Eating disorders disproportionately effect the LGBTQIA+ community, but not many know why that is. In this article, Dr. Sam DeCaro, PsyD joins experts to discuss possible risk factors and queer folks share their recovery stories.
In the Media | Why is Anorexia a ‘Metabo-Psychiatric’ Illness?
New research suggests that eating disorders may have biological and psychological causes. Dr. Samantha DeCaro joins researchers to discuss the importance of genetic research in understanding eating disorders, reducing stigma, and the possibility of new treatment methods.
In the Media | The Real Cost of ‘Quick Fix’ Culture
Facial tweakments, body-sculpting procedures, and injectable weight loss drugs are seemingly everywhere, and our mental well-being may be paying the price. Dr. Sam DeCaro joins experts to discuss the impact of ‘quick fix’ culture on our mental health and body image.
In the Media | Experts warn restrictive eating with diet trend almond mom
The term “almond mom” has become increasingly popular on social media. What many people are not talking about, however, is that these individuals often have disordered eating behaviors themselves that have gone untreated. Diana Winderman, LPC, of the Renfrew Center of Philadelphia joins Renfrew alum, Danielle Reitinger to talk about the importance of getting help.
In the Media | Can Eating Disorders Be Genetic?
When eating disorders are known to effect 30 million Americans, many researchers have wondered if there is a genetic component. The Renfrew Center’s, Sam DeCaro, PsyD, joins other eating disorder experts and researchers to discuss the possibility.
In the Media | When do you Share your Body Issues with Your Child?
As a parent, it can be difficult to know how much to share about one’s own relationship with food with our children. The Renfrew Center’s, Ashley Moser, joins other eating disorder experts to discuss if sharing our own struggles with our bodies and diets can be helpful to our children or if it will lead them on a path to body dissatisfaction.
In the Media | Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Sam Menaged of The Renfrew Center is Helping to Change our World
Samuel Menaged, the founder and president of The Renfrew Center and Renfrew Center Foundation, shares what inspired him to open the first residential center for eating disorders and ways he’d like to see the field advance.
The Renfrew Center Commemorates Milestone
The Renfrew Center has now touched the lives of 100,000 patients who have come through our doors since 1985.
In the Media | How to promote body positivity, navigate diet culture
‘Diet culture’ is not a new issue, but it has reared it’s ugly head in the media once again when Gwyneth Paltrow shared her “wellness routine” in a recent interview. Erin Birely, LCPC at The Renfrew Center shares ways to challenge the messages and beliefs that come from diet culture and to embrace body diversity, as well as tips to help our children.
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