19815 Bay Branch Rd
Andalusia, Alabama 36420
(334) 222-2523
HELPLINE: 1-877-530-0002



Facebook    

 

SCAMHC is an approved Mental Health site for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment program.  Find out the program details and see if you qualify by visiting: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/

SCAMHC is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace

 

 

 

 


powered by centersite dot net
Wellness and Personal Development
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
A Good Workout Could Boost Your Thinking for Up to 2 HoursSimply Smiling May Boost Your OutlookWho's Most Likely to Binge Eat Amid Pandemic?AHA News: In These Tough Times, Focus on ResilienceEating in the Evening Could Be Bad for Your HealthER Visits for E-Scooter Injuries Nearly Double in One YearCould Long Naps Shorten Your Life?Why Some Gifts Are Better-Received Than OthersBest Ways to Beat the HeatEducation Benefits the Brain Over a LifetimeAnother COVID Hazard: False InformationSocial Distancing? Your Paycheck Plays a RoleIs Your Home Workstation Hurting You?Many Stay Optimistic Until Old Age HitsMany Americans Pause Social Media as National Tensions RiseAfter Lockdown, Ease Back Into ExerciseFor a Longer Life, Any Exercise Is Good Exercise: StudyUnder 50 and Overweight? Your Odds for Dementia Later May RiseMore Americans Turning to Artificial Sweeteners, But Is That a Healthy Move?Don't Forget Good Sleep Habits During SummerExpert Tips to Help You Beat the HeatCould Vegetables Be the Fountain of Youth?AHA News: Enjoy a Nap, But Know the Pros and ConsCoffee: Good for You or Not?Keep Flossing: Study Ties Gum Disease to Higher Cancer RiskKnow Your Burn Risks This SummerYour Guide to Safer Dining During the PandemicGetting Your Protein From Plants a Recipe for LongevityHow to Protect Yourself From the Sun's Harmful UV RaysAHA News: Why Stay in Touch While Keeping Distant? It's Only HumanWorking Off Your Quarantine Weight GainAs REM Sleep Declines, Life Span SuffersFollow Exercise Guidelines and You'll Live Longer, Study SaysBiases Mean Men Dubbed 'Brilliant' More Often Than WomenFireworks Are Bad News for Your LungsPandemic Means More Backyard Fireworks This Year -- And More DangerA Safer 4th Is One Without Backyard FireworksSleeping In on Weekends Won't Erase Your 'Sleep Debt'As Pandemic Leads to Clearer Skies, Solar Energy Output RisesWhen Can Sports Fans Safely Fill Stadiums Again?AHA News: How to Stay Safe, Healthy and Cool This Summer Despite COVID-19 ThreatWhat Behaviors Will Shorten Your Life?Heat Kills More Americans Than Previously ThoughtYes, Bad Sleep Does Make People GrumpyDespite Predictions, Loneliness Not Rising for Americans Under LockdownDon't Be a 'Hot-Head': Study Suggests Head Overheating Impairs ThinkingWhy Exercise? Researchers Say It Prevents 3.9 Million Deaths a YearWorking From Home? Posture, Ergonomics Can Make It SafeWant to Travel During the Pandemic? Here's What to ConsiderHealthier Meals Could Mean Fewer Strokes, Heart Attacks
VideosLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Smoking
Anger Management
Stress Reduction and Management

Who's Most Likely to Binge Eat Amid Pandemic?

HealthDay News
by -- Robert Preidt
Updated: Sep 10th 2020

new article illustration

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A lot has been made of the so-called "quarantine 15." Now, a new study suggests certain people are more likely to binge eat during the coronavirus pandemic than others.

Most often they are young adults who faced social stigma about being overweight before COVID-19 swept the globe.

The researchers found this group had higher levels of depressive symptoms, stress, eating as a coping strategy and binge-eating behaviors compared to those who hadn't dealt with weight stigma previously.

The risk of binge eating was nearly three times higher among those who'd been teased or mistreated because of their size compared to those who hadn't, according to the study.

The study included nearly 600 young adults who took part in a previous study on eating and activity, and completed a follow-up survey during the pandemic.

"Understanding whether weight stigma elevates risk for health challenges during the pandemic represents a critical first step for the development of health messaging, responses, and support during outbreaks of COVID-19 and similar public health emergencies," said study author Rebecca Puhl. She is deputy director of the University of Connecticut's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

"With additional outbreaks and more cases of COVID-19 expected in the coming months, it is important to support individuals who may be prone to worse health and health behaviors exacerbating their risk during these times of pandemic," Puhl said in a center news release.

"Weight stigma warrants attention in research and discourse related to COVID-19, and should be considered in public health messaging," she added.

The study findings held for men and women, regardless of their body weight, during initial stay-at-home restrictions and after restrictions were lifted.

The study was published Sept. 10 in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

More information

The U.S. Office on Women's Health has more about binge eating.