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Treatment for obesity is available at The Center for Growth, Inc., in Center City, Philadelphia. If an individual is thirty plus pounds over their healthy body weight ( BMI link) then they are considered obese. Obesity is an increasingly common disease that affects between 5-10% of the population. Obesity is often a sign of mental health problems. No one wants to be overweight. Being heavy doesn

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Body Image Basics

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Body Image Basics

 

While some men may indeed suffer with body image issues, this tip is specifically written for women.  Imagine a continuum with extremes at either end:

Anorexia nervosa or…


Mirror checking and the Traps for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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Therapy in Philadelphia: Mirror checking and the traps for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Mirror checking is a common ritual performed by people with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Close to ninety percent…


Sleep and Binge Eating

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in Philadelphia: Sleep and Binge Eating: 

In the U.S., the prevalence of obesity across the board—men, women, all age groups, income levels and ethnicities—is quickly increasing. Sixty-five…


How common is obesity

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How common is obesity and what exactly does that term mean? Obesity affects between 5% and 10% of the population.  Obesity means that a person is at least 20% or…


What are the health problems strongly associated with obesity?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

  What are the health problems strongly associated with obesity?     

  •  High cholesterol  
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Problems with joints
  • Muscle pain

Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

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What is Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)? An eating disorder not otherwised specified was created for symptoms that do readily fit into the standard category of anorexia or bulimia…


Obesity

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Obesity affects between 5% and 10% of the population. The rate is rising.  Obesity means that a person has a bmi (body mass index) of 30 or above.  People…