74: Midlife Eating Disorders

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By Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, and MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Midlife eating disorders are increasingly common in women. Some midlife women experience binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, or emotional eating. Others may develop anorexia or bulimia. Midlife eating disorders may lead to unhealthy dieting as a way to solve uncomfortable transitions in life, grief and loss issues, or other stressors associated with aging. There are many causes of eating disorders in midlife that can include pandemic depression, menopausal changes in body image, perimenopausal depression, or anxiety over the future.

In this podcast you will learn:

1. What are the causes of midlife eating disorders? 2. What does midlife eating disorder prevention include? 3. How does trauma impact midlife eating disorders?

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Schedule a free consult to discuss your food and body image issues: https://findingyouranchor.as.me/consult

The Anchor Program is a 12-week non-diet program offering ONLINE group and individual sessions for the treatment of binge eating, emotional eating, food addiction, and compulsive overeating. Want to learn more about the Anchor Program? https://AnchorProgram.com

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https://www.mentalhealthnewsradionetwork.com/our-shows/zestful-aging/ https://www.zestfulaging.com/

Where you can find me:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/real-healing https://www.youtube.com/user/DrCarolynRoss

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