Author Archives: Chandler

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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Treating Emotional Eating via Virtual Coaching

Women Meditating Emotional eating can cause a lot of distress. For people who don’t have access to mental healthcare, virtual coaching may be a promising solution for adults. Using Virtual Coaching to Treat Emotional Eating Emotional eating can negatively impact emotional and physical health. Even though this behavior alone doesn’t mean someone has an eating disorder, they [...]
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Advice on How to Speak to a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community About an Eating Disorder

LGBTQ Heart Individuals in marginalized groups have an increased likelihood of mental health diagnoses, including eating disorders. For the LGBTQ+ community, this is apparent, with an estimated 40 to 70% of LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime [1]. Individuals that identify as LGBTQ+ experiencing unique stressors that likely contribute to these numbers and these [...]
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