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Weighing In: The Scale in Eating Disorder Recovery

August 16, 2017

“Let’s check your weight this week.” That is a bullet sentence right there when you are working with a client who has an eating disorder. Most clients dread this part of the session when working through their eating disorder symptoms. […]

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The Use of Medication in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

August 15, 2017

Contributor: Marge Crotty, Director of Nursing at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. Modern medicine is responsible for preventing or curing many illnesses in today’s world. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine, no preventative measure, no medication or cure for an eating […]

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Talking to Your Teen About Pursuing Treatment for Anorexia

August 15, 2017

Discussing the struggles your teen is having with anorexia nervosa (AN), and whether it is time to pursue treatment, may not be an easy conversation, but preparing for it can make it easier. Lead with Empathy Brené Brown asserts, “empathy […]

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Binge Eating Disorder: Do I Go Public or Keep it Private?

August 14, 2017

Binge eating disorder (BED) can bring on feelings of guilt, shame, remorse, and secrecy. It is a severe disorder than affect all parts of a person’s life.  BED is newly recognized within the eating disorder field. It was adopted as […]

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Bulimia & Adolescent Residential Treatment – What to Expect

August 13, 2017

The idea of committing to residential treatment for bulimia nervosa might feel frightening, especially to teens afraid of leaving family, friends, and a world they are comfortable in. Knowing what to expect can be helpful in calming fears and anxieties […]

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How the Brain Responds Differently to Food With Bulimia

August 12, 2017

New research has discovered how the brains of individuals who struggle with bulimia nervosa respond differently to food compared to those individuals without bulimia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by abnormal eating habits, including frequent and recurrent episodes of binging […]

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How Eating Disorder Treatment & Addiction Treatment Differ

August 11, 2017

When it comes to treatment for eating disorders and substance abuse disorders, there are many overlapping treatments that help address similar issues. Eating disorders and addiction both endanger a person physically, mentally, and psychiatrically, and comprehensive treatment is often necessary […]

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Binge Eating Disorder & Body Dysmorphic Disorder Connection

August 11, 2017

For the countless individuals who struggle with binge eating disorder (BED), low self-esteem and poor body image are common experiences. However, for some individuals, body image concerns may become so intense that a person’s overall wellness and quality of life […]

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How are Binge Eating Disorder & Obesity Related?

August 11, 2017

Binge eating disorder (BED) and obesity have common characteristics, but are not necessarily related. BED is an eating disorder that typically starts in late childhood/early adolescence and is a mental health disorder. Obesity, on the other hand, is a physical […]

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Intimacy Issues and Eating Disorders in Women

August 9, 2017

For women with intimacy issues and eating disorders, it can be scary to enter into or be in a relationship. Many individuals with eating disorders, both men and women, have body image disturbances and negative perceptions of how others view […]

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