Bulimia Nervosa

Definition: Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by frequent binge eating followed by behavior such as self-induced vomiting to avoid weight gain. To meet the criteria for a bulimia diagnosis the behavior must occur at least once per week for three months. Many people...

Anorexia Nervosa

Definition: Anorexia nervosa is characterized by emaciation, a relentless pursuit of thinness and unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight, a distortion of body image and intense fear of gaining weight. Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening...

What does anxiety look like in a child?

Childhood Anxiety By Abby Watel, LCSW What does anxiety look like in a child? Isn’t it normal and common for children and adolescents to be anxious? Should parents see anxiety in their child as something temporary – a phase that will be outgrown? Should parents push a...

Autism/Aspergers

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Definition: People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) tend to have communication deficits, such as responding inappropriately in conversations, misreading nonverbal interactions, or having difficulty building friendships appropriate to...