Category: Recovery Support

Can Mothers of Eating Disorder Patients Improve Outcomes if They Receive Social Support?

Thumbs Touching for Support Eating disorders can take over a family. It’s important for parents to get support during this process. What if this support impacted their child’s recovery? Can Mothers of Children with Eating Disorders Improve Outcomes if They Receive Social Support? Eating disorders can be devastating illnesses. Not just for the people struggling with them, but for [...]
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Exploring Long-Term Outcomes Post Eating Disorder Treatment

overlooking the grand canyon To consider long-term effectiveness of eating disorder treatment, it is important to explore what an “effective” treatment journey truly is, how one defines “relapse” or “recovery,” and the role that treatment centers AND the individual themselves play. For those struggling with an eating disorder diagnosis, the big question on their hearts and minds is “will [...]
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Importance of Sitting with Uncomfortable Feelings in Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman Thinking Many of the vices that can become dangerous mental illnesses involve avoidance of uncomfortable emotions. It is because of this that mental health diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, commonly co-occur with eating disorder diagnoses. This is also the reason that learning to tolerate and accept uncomfortable emotions is key to eating disorder recovery. [...]
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Childhood Early Life Stress Events Have Long-Term Consequences in Eating Disorders

Relaxing and coping While many recognize the vulnerability of children, there is still a pervasive belief that their resilience helps them to move beyond what they experience. The opposite is actually true, as the imprints that childhood trauma can have on brain functioning and belief systems can last throughout the lifetime. Early Life Stress (ELS) events and experiences of stressors [...]
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Emotions & Eating Disorders

Woman sitting in desert struggling with Bulimia Nervosa What does the word emotions mean to you? For many people, the word brings up images of sadness, grief, and crying. Or perhaps when you hear the word emotions, you think of joy, excitement, or laughter. What emotions are invoked when you think about eating disorders? While emotions do, indeed, regulate whether we feel like [...]
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Causes of Eating Disorders in Older Women

Woman considering anorexia recovery Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center When we think of eating disorders, we often picture teen girls and young women. While this is usually the demographic most affected by eating disorders, it is important to remember that women of all ages can experience symptoms of these diseases. Women go through several physical, mental, [...]
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Moving Back Home During ED Treatment & Recovery

Lake with mountain behind it Eating disorder treatment and recovery can be difficult. Recovering from an eating disorder is more than changing behaviors. While behavior modification is a crucial part of the process, recovery often entails changing the way you think and feel about food and your body, especially if you’re going through eating disorder recovery while living with family. [...]
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