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The Benefits of Aftercare Services in Eating Disorder Recovery

January 16, 2017

Contributor: Jennifer Hahs, MA Director of Aftercare at Timberline Knolls Residental Treatment Center Recovery is a process, often a long and challenging one. This should come as no surprise; eating disorders, be it anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, do […]

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Creative Arts Therapies in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorder

January 15, 2017

Contributor: Rachel Wagner-Cantine, LCPC, BC-DMT, Mood Program Coordinator and Dance/Movement Therapist, Timberline Knolls Residental Treatment Center Although co-occurring disorders may manifest differently and require different diagnostic criteria, ultimately, they are interrelated. The disorders stem from a deeper dissonance or conflict. […]

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Effectiveness of Specialized Eating Disorder Units in Hospitals

January 15, 2017

In the most acute cases of eating disorders, hospitalization is often needed for treatment and intervention. While hospitalization care is not necessarily for any great lengths of time, it is often the most intense. Individuals who are hospitalized for eating […]

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Helpful Resources For Individuals Struggling With Diabulimia

January 14, 2017

When it comes to eating disorders, people generally think of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder. However, there are other eating disorders that may not be as widely known but are just as severe. Diabulimia is an eating […]

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The Trigger of an Aging Body in Older Women Susceptible to Eating Disorders

January 14, 2017

There is no question about how the standard of beauty has changed and dramatically evolved over the years. Presently, we live in a culture that is saturated with images that dictate how we should look in order to be “beautiful”, […]

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Finding Faith Through Anorexia Recovery

January 11, 2017

Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation In my recovery from anorexia, the fire of the spiritual battles always raged the hottest. Yes, every mealtime was difficult. Yes, it […]

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Is There a Connection Between Epileptic Disorders and Eating Disorders

January 11, 2017

Epileptic disorders, or epilepsy, is a condition in the brain that impacts nerve cells in an abnormal way. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder, impacting people of a variety of ages [1]. Epilepsy […]

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How Advocacy Involvement Can Be Healing For Family Members of Eating Disorder Sufferers

January 10, 2017

For the millions of men and women across the nation who struggle with an eating disorder, the struggle for survival, healing, connection and more is a reality that is faced every day. Because of the vast misunderstandings, stereotypes, and stigmas […]

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Beneath the Surface: The Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

January 10, 2017

The Neurobiology of Eating Disorders can be traced partly to the gut and hypothalamic mechanisms contribute to the regulation of energy metabolism and eating behaviors and higher order, corticolimbic systems may play a role in the pathophysiology of eating disorders […]

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Maudsley Model in Eating Disorder Treatment

January 9, 2017

The Maudsley Model (or Family Based Therapy, for which it is more commonly referred to) is an evidence based, intensive outpatient refeeding treatment program where parents and/or caregivers play an active and positive role in aiding in restoring their child’s […]

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