Category: Recovery

Who Succeeds in Recovering from an Eating Disorder?

African American Girl Bringing honesty in eating disorder recovery and working on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Eating disorders impact at least 30 million individuals in the United States alone, and every single one of those individuals can achieve full recovery. However, there are certain assets that increase the chances of recovering from an eating disorder. Who Benefits from Recovering from an Eating Disorder? Those That Feel Supported Support is a valuable [...]
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Ballet & Recovering From Anorexia Nervosa

Ballet dancer Ballet dancers are at an increased risk of developing eating disorders, in particular, anorexia nervosa (AN). This combination of ballet and anorexia is thought to be due to the highly competitive nature of ballet dancing, particularly amongst elite or professional dancing, as well as the emphasis on physical aesthetic and a light, thin body. [1, [...]
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Building Resiliency to Improve the Recovery Skills of Daughters Who Have Eating Disorders

Girl with sun in her eyes Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Most of us are aware of the impact that family history and environment can have on many mental health conditions. These two aspects of a person’s life can raise or lower their risk of being diagnosed with a mental health condition, such as an eating disorder. It [...]
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Why Early Intervention in Eating Disorders is Important

Couple walking while discussing his Eating Disorder Struggle Research on eating disorder treatments indicates that early intervention in eating disorder behaviors (that is, early identification and treatment of an eating disorder) improves the speed of recovery, reduces symptoms to a greater extent, and improves the likelihood of long-term recovery. For example, when adolescents with anorexia nervosa are given family-based treatment within the first [...]
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Peer Mentoring and Eating Disorders

Mentor talking Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Eating disorders are devastating mental health conditions that can be hard on both you and your loved ones. If left untreated, eating disorders can cause dangerous medical complications. It’s vital to receive effective eating disorder treatment in order to obtain useful tools such as peer mentoring to [...]
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