Category: Recovery

Setting Reasonable Expectations for Eating Disorder Recovery in 2020

attractive lady overcoming compulsive overeating Our culture is constantly chasing the concept of instant gratification. In fact, this is one of the factors that make an individual vulnerable to developing disordered eating patterns as a “quick fix” to achieve a certain appearance or resolve personal or mental health challenges. But, eating disorder recovery is not a “quick fix”. It is this [...]
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The Role of Sleep in Eating Disorder Recovery

Sleeping woman “There does not seem to be one major organ within the body, or process within the brain, that isn’t optimally enhanced by sleep (and detrimentally impaired when we don’t get enough).” — Matthew Walker, Ph.D., Author of Why We Sleep Sleep may be the least talked about and most neglected resource we have when it [...]
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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Eating Disorder Rehab for You

Girl trying to choose the Best Eating Disorder Rehabs Selecting a treatment program and choosing from the best eating disorder rehabs for an eating disorder is a significant decision for several reasons. Treatment is a commitment of time, money, and emotional resources. I’ve worked in the field of eating disorders since 2003 at three different centers. I’ve also interacted with professionals from dozens of [...]
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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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