Category: Recovery

The Importance of Movement in Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman compulsively exercising Contributor: Tanya Brown, MA, NFPt-CPT – Aftercare Specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center A hallmark of many eating disorders is the categorical elimination of food groups and the increase in movement or exercise. Those with anorexia frequently ban caloric and carbohydrate-intensive foods, while others with orthorexia adhere to an embargo on foods that aren’t [...]
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Transitional Living Helps Increase Chances of Recovery

Woman in DBT treatment Fairhaven Treatment Center has the opportunity to treat clients from all parts of the country. After residential treatment is no longer indicated, clients benefit from gaining independence with meal planning, going grocery shopping, and all the other tasks that support a complete recovery. This is where transitional living helps in continuing recovery. Fairhaven provides this [...]
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Marital Concerns of Eating Disorder Sufferers

Woman struggling with anorexia An eating disorder can cause an immense toll on a relationship. Studies show that body dissatisfaction is negatively associated with marital concerns and “eating concerns in women are associated with less satisfaction, comfort, and closeness in romantic relationships [1].” These statistics can be scary when you and your spouse are working together to help them recover. But, [...]
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How to Evaluate the Medical Support of an Eating Disorder Treatment Program?

Lady in Hospital Bed for eating disorder medical stabilization Eating disorders are complex. Marked by severe discrepancies in a person’s eating behaviors, eating disorders have the potential to not only affect a person’s physical and mental health but in some cases, can be life-threatening. However, treatment does exist, and so does hope for recovery. In order to make an informed decision, it is best [...]
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Top 10 Questions to Ask When Seeking Inpatient or Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Woman in therapy It is a big decision to enter inpatient or residential eating disorder treatment, but it can be instrumental in your healing and recovery. It is crucial to know the right questions to ask when investigating treatment programs. Here are 10 critical questions to ask to help guide you in your decision: 1. What is the [...]
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How to Measure Successful Eating Disorder Treatment Outcomes

Graphs and Pie Charts measuring Eating Disorder Treatment Outcomes How can eating disorder treatment outcomes be accurately measured especially since treatments for eating orders are complex? Renouncing eating disorder behaviors elicit anxiety, fear, panic, and frustration, as many patients experience difficulty concentrating, initiate abuse of alcohol or drugs, or even become suicidal. When this turmoil of emotions becomes too much to handle, patients often [...]
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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Therapist using ACT for treating eating disorders Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT for treating eating disorders helps those suffering practice experiential avoidance. ACT helps sufferers in experiencing emotionally challenging feelings and urges often experienced while encouraging people to connect with their foundational ideals and values. What is ACT? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) stems from cognitive behavioral therapy and was [...]
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