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The Connection between Osteoporosis and Eating Disorders in the Elderly Patient

April 29, 2016

Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS Osteoporosis and anorexia are both diseases which can have devastating physical effects on the body. Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become weak and are more likely to break. People with osteoporosis […]

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I am the Sole Provider For My Family: Can I Still Receive Eating Disorder Treatment?

April 29, 2016

Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Comprehensive treatment for an eating disorder is a crucial component of recovery and healing. Depending on the severity of a person’s eating disorder, various levels of […]

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Payment options for Elderly Patients Seeking Eating Disorder Treatment

April 28, 2016

Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS Eating disorders among the elderly is on the rise and older adults suffering from eating disorders fall mainly into the following three categories which are, those who have suffered from an eating disorder in […]

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Guided Imagery for Eating Disorder Treatment

April 28, 2016

Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS Guided Imagery can be a powerful therapeutic process in the treatment of eating disorders. Those individuals with eating disorders have been described as avoiding any feelings of tension, pain, stress, or other uncomfortable emotions […]

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Learning to Connect with Equine Therapy

April 27, 2016

Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS Equine therapy can be a powerful tool in relational therapy and body image work with eating disorders. Many residential centers have adopted equine therapy as a part of their therapeutic process. The Process Grooming, […]

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Finding a Mentor in Eating Disorder Recovery

April 27, 2016

Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation For a family, the onset of an eating disorder in a loved one can be a difficult, even debilitating time. Full of […]

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Bone Health in Anorexia Nervosa

April 22, 2016

Contributed by: Melanie Schorr, MD, Endocrinologist at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital Bone loss is an important health concern in anorexia nervosa because it is common and can be severe. Bone loss is assessed by measuring bone mineral density on […]

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Mortality Rates of BED

April 22, 2016

Contributor: Leigh Bell, BA, writer for Eating Disorder Hope BED is the most common eating disorder in the United States, where about 3.5% of women and 2% of men have the illness. However, a recent study of 46,351 men and […]

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    Pregorexia: Signs, Symptoms and Prevalence

    April 21, 2016

    Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Pregnancy is an incredible time in a woman’s life, one that involves many changes, new experiences, and a widespread of emotions. The journey of growing another […]

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    PICA and Eating Disorders: What Is The Connection?

    April 21, 2016

    Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope While many people will experience the odd craving for a particular food or food combination every now and then, the cravings for substances that are “non-nutritive” […]

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