The Need for Eating Disorder Clinician Credential Standards

Eating Disorder Clinician Eating disorders are difficult mental health illnesses to treat. Given how dangerous eating disorders can be, it’s important for healthcare professionals to use the safest and most effective methods. This is why there’s a huge need for credential standards for eating disorder clinicians! Why Are Credential Standards Important for Eating Disorder Clinicians? Credential standards for [...]
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The Danger of Having an Obsession for Eating Healthy

Healthy Eating Danger American culture is obsessed with diets and thin bodies. We’re all taught in some way or another that there are certain foods that are unhealthy and vice versa. Whether you heard it from your doctor, in health class at school, or from your parents—we’re all given this message. For this reason, it might be weird [...]
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Circadian System and Disordered Eating

Birds being Released Contributed by: Lindner Center of HOPE Circadian system (CS) refers to a complex biological system that regulates our sleep–wake cycle. The term is derived from Latin, and means “around” (circa) the “day” ( diēm), or “around the clock”. The CS has a rhythm that repeats roughly every 24 hours and is a phenomenon observed widely in nature, from [...]
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What Are The Benefits of Inclusive Eating Disorder Treatment Programs?

Peaceful Moment Eating disorder treatment is super important. Eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses around [1]. For this reason, everyone deserves access to treatment and equal treatment from their healthcare providers. However, this hasn’t always been the case. This is why inclusive eating disorder treatment is important. What is Inclusive Eating Disorder Treatment? Recently, the [...]
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The Benefits of Trauma-Informed Care in Eating Disorder Treatment

woman helping sad girl Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place Many people who develop anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other eating disorders also have a history of trauma. When these individuals seek professional help, selecting a facility whose approach to treatment incorporates trauma-informed care can be a vital step on their path to improved health. The Relationship Between [...]
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Treatment Options for Compulsive Exercise Among Eating Disorder Sufferers

Summer Flowers Compulsive exercise (aka abusive exercise) is common in people with eating disorders. This behavior can be difficult to treat, but eating disorder treatment professionals have been developing ways to help people have a healthier relationship with exercise. What Is Compulsive Exercise? Compulsive exercise is when someone obsessively participates in physical activity. Other signs of abusive [...]
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Anorexia & Set-Shifting Challenges

Sunset over the water Those suffering from Anorexia Nervosa (AN) experience significant declines in physical and psychological health [1]. Poor set-shifting ability has been associated with illness severity, increased severity of eating disorder rituals and longer duration of illness [1]. Many individuals suffering from AN present with reductions in social interactions often leading to isolation and loss of relationships [...]
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