Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession

    – Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC   Orthorexia nervosa (ON) describes a type of disordered eating in which an individual becomes preoccupied with consuming only healthy, “clean” foods. Although it is not currently included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) due to a lack of research, it is still recognized by many mental health professionals … Read More

What is a Midlife Eating Disorder?

    – Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC   National Eating Disorder Awareness week (NEDAW) is observed each year during the last week in February. During my time in high school, this “awareness” typically looked like some well-intentioned student organization plastering triggering images of “textbook anorexic” models in the girls’ bathroom. Although perspectives on eating-disorders have become more progressive, there is still … Read More