Category: Recovery

It is Possible That I Have an Eating Disorder

Woman in the grass Recovering from an eating disorder is not an overnight process. You don’t just wake up one day, decide to get better, and magically recover at that moment. Rather, recovery is a unique journey that involves five different stages. The first stage, called the Pre-contemplation Stage, involves the individual denying they have an eating disorder and [...]
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I Do Not Have an Eating Disorder

Woman standing on shore Is your loved one displaying signs and symptoms of an eating disorder but refusing to admit they have a problem? Denial is a common part of early eating disorder (ED) recovery, and while this stage can be frustrating, there are numerous things you can do to help your loved ones recognize their illness and encourage [...]
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An Introduction to Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

India woman with her family Contributed By: Dr. Elizabeth Mariutto, PsyD, CEDS and Clinical Director of Eating Disorder Services of Lindner Center of HOPE Puberty is a risk factor for eating disorders, especially among girls (Klump, 2013) and anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental health diagnosis (Arcelus et al., 2011). As many parents start to see [...]
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Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Study Findings

College student study abroad Most people with eating disorders (ED) benefit from outpatient treatment, but a portion of ED patients need a higher level of care. Inpatient treatment is the suggested form of care for individuals with long-lasting illness, more severe ED cases, or when other treatment options have been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, very little research on the effectiveness of [...]
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Can You Really Define Successful Eating Disorder Recovery?

Young Asian Woman Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Eating disorder recovery is often described as a journey or process, but at what point does a woman cross over to successful eating disorder recovery? A woman struggling with an eating disorder may have reached a healthy weight and started menstruating again, but she may still find [...]
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Post Election Burn Out & Eating Disorder Recovery

The 2020 election was one of the most hostile and divisive elections in American history. While the election was stressful for society as a whole, there are certain populations, primarily minorities, that were likely impacted more by the election. While it may seem that societal issues wouldn’t influence eating disorder behaviors, this certainly isn’t true. [...]
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Best Practices of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

Woman looking away Eating disorders (ED) are complex bio-psycho-social illnesses that can have severe, sometimes life-threatening, effects on a person’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. Despite the severity and complexity of eating disorders, very little guidance exists around training standards and the level of skills and experience recommended for ED treatment providers. Research shows that tertiary health [...]
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Fallout of the Pandemic Shutdown for Eating Disorders

College Residential Advisor As more individuals are infected with COVID-19 than at the start of the pandemic, legislators are once again suggesting people lockdown. This second wave of COVID-19, and the corresponding return to lockdown, is devastating for the many who are being impacted socially, financially, mentally, and emotionally. With this pandemic, we are seeing an alarming increase [...]
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