Author Archives: Chandler

The Impact of Nutrition on Anorexia Nervosa

Nourishing Food Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Anorexia nervosa, which is commonly referred to simply as anorexia, is a complex eating disorder that is characterized by extremely limited food intake, intense fear of gaining weight, distorted body image, and dangerously low body weight. Untreated anorexia can have a devastating impact on a person’s physical and [...]
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Back-to-School Time and Eating Disorders

Back-to-School Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center For many students, back-to-school season is a time of hope, excitement, and optimism. For others, though, returning to the classroom is a stressful experience that can put their mental and physical health at risk. For high school and college students who are at risk for eating disorders, or [...]
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The Importance of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders and Eating Disorders

Sunflower in the Woods Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson Eating disorders and other mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders, commonly occur together. When another mental health disorder exists at the same time as an eating disorder, they’re referred to as co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders can worsen the symptoms of eating disorders and vice versa, making [...]
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Is Evidence-Based ED Treatment Effective via Telemedicine?

Online Doctor Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses. Finding the most effective treatment options is really important. Telemedicine (aka Telehealth) became more popular at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But is this approach effective for treating eating disorders? Keep reading to find out. Benefits of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 health crisis, many mental health treatment programs [...]
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Why It’s So Important to Help Teen Girls Feel Positive About Their Bodies

Young kids Hugging Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Adolescent girls are at a crucial stage in their development, and this stage in their lives should allow them to experience positive change. But cultural messages about what their bodies should look like can create troubling body image concerns, and this can be detrimental to their overall well-being. [...]
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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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