Category: Eating Disorder Discussions

Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund

Eating Disorder Hope has announced that Kirsten Haglund, a global eating disorders advocate, Founder of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation and Miss America 2008, is joining the organization as Director of Global Business Development and Digital Media Strategy. She will serve as spokesperson, cultivate and develop partnerships with treatment providers and advocacy groups across the international community and serve as host of a weekly live series on Facebook interviewing experts in the field of eating disorders and mental health.

Weekly Hope with Kirsten Haglund will offer the most honest, refreshing conversation and expert insight, free to our online community, that currently exists in the field. The next episodes will air live on the Eating Disorder Hope Facebook page.

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Is Stress Eating an Eating Disorder?

Stress from Work Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center It can be difficult for anyone to build and maintain a healthy relationship with food. Eating is a key way we fuel and care for our bodies and sustain our lives. But we receive many messages from our social environment (and even our bodies) that might prompt us [...]
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How Do Dietitians Help with Eating Disorders?

Dietician Consulting Contributor: Staff at Carolina House Receiving treatment for an eating disorder is not as simple as getting a prescription medication from a doctor. Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED), and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) are complex mental health conditions that require the use of evidence-based therapeutic [...]
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Can You Self-Diagnose an Eating Disorder?

Scrolling through the Internet Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center You just watched a TikTok video of someone describing what they say are the symptoms of binge-eating disorder. They’re not an expert, but what they described sounds like something you’ve been going through. So, you search for more TikTok videos of people who say that they have binge-eating [...]
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Holiday Coping Strategies for Those in Recovery and Their Loved Ones

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator at Timberline Knolls, supports the development of the curriculum, supervises the eating disorder specialist, and provides group therapy. She also educates and trains all staff on campus and advocates for eating disorder awareness through publications. Camille started at Timberline Knolls as a Behavioral Health Specialist. She [...]
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Transgender/Non-binary/LGBTQ and Eating Disorders

Emmy Johnson, MSW, LCSWA, (they/them) is a white, nonbinary, queer therapist specializing in eating disorders. They work from an anti-racist, Health At Every Size, trauma-informed, anti-oppression framework, and strive to be open, understanding, and welcoming to all. In their free time, you can find them hiking with their dog and reading Harry Potter for the [...]
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Where is the Hope When You are Ashamed to Exist: Impact of Shame and Microaggressions on Eating Disorders in Marginalized Communities

 Norman Kim, Ph.D. – National Director at Reasons Eating Disorder Center – completed his B.A. at Yale University where he studied music and psychology and was the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship for Research in Psychiatry. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, where he was the recipient of an individual National [...]
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Treating Eating Disorders and PTSD

Irene is the Clinical Director for Willow House at Meadows Behavioural Health in Arizona. Years of experience in counseling and administration has deepened her understanding of, and passion for, people who struggle with trauma and addiction. Irene has expertise in the areas of sex addiction; love addiction; relationship and intimacy issues; victims of domestic sex [...]
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The Integration of Treatment for Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

 Sharon Zimbler, LMFT is the Chief Executive Officer at Montecatini. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center for over 10 years. She started her career at Montecatini as a program therapist then took on an additional role as the Utilization Review Manager. Sharon was promoted [...]
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How Genetic Variation May Impact Antidepressant Efficacy in Eating Disorder Treatment

Katherine Godwin, M.D. is the Medical Director and Attending Physician at Laureate Eating Disorders Program. She has served as medical director and attending physician of the Laureate adult eating disorders program since 2010. She joined the program as medical director of outpatient services in 2008 and was the medical director of Laureate’s independent living program [...]
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