Category: Recovery

The Benefits of Gender-Specific Eating Disorder Treatment

Community of eating disorder sufferers Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center The prevalence and presentation of eating disorders are among the many psychological and physical differences between individuals of different genders. Gender-specific eating disorder treatment variations can be seen in how individuals seek treatment, how symptoms impact their functional status, the way individuals respond to treatment, the occurrence [...]
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Why Eating Disorder Recovery Does Not End with Treatment

Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Seeking professional care for an eating disorder is a crucial first step toward achieving a healthier version of yourself. But, recovery from an eating disorder often does not end with treatment. To reduce your risk for relapse as you transition back to your daily life, it can be [...]
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Determining the Best Level of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment

Young Lady in Group therapy after Returning to Eating Disorder Treatment Acknowledging that one needs treatment for their eating disorder is the first big step toward recovery. It is an incredible and challenging step that, unfortunately, can also lead to a great deal of stress when looking into different programs, specialists, and levels of care. Below are the various eating disorder levels of care and some predominant [...]
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Diet Culture, Eating Disorder Recovery, and Health at Every Size®

Lady Dancing because she has a good Body View of herself Eating disorders evolve out of complex, interacting biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. One consistent barrier to full recovery from an eating disorder is the existing sociocultural obsession with thinness, fear of fatness, and diets. Our society is inundated with messages that are filled with weight stigma and influenced by diet culture — a system of [...]
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Couples Therapy & Eating Disorder Treatment

Married couple discussing when to seek treatment for an eating disorder Research has shown that the family absolutely plays a role in eating disorder development, treatment, and recovery. These findings have been implemented with family-based treatment methods, particularly with adolescents. However, for adults struggling with an eating disorder, “family” becomes a much more broad term, and their significant other may be the most involved relationship in [...]
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