Category: Therapy

Body Image Matrix of Thinness and Muscularity – Female Bodies (BIMTM-FB)

Over the past several years, the cultural ideal of female physical attractiveness has shifted away from an extremely thin body ideal towards a more muscular, ultra-fit body ideal [1]. But despite evidence that women desire to be athletic, muscular, and toned (not just thin), no effective body image test has yet been developed to assess [...]
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Anorexia, Family Based Treatment, & Telebehavioral Health

Woman searching the EDH website on her iPad Family-based treatment (FBT) is considered the most effective type of therapy for young people with anorexia nervosa (AN) [1]. FBT is an outpatient approach to therapy and treatment that emphasizes the importance of family involvement and parental support during recovery. Traditionally, FBT has been conducted in a face-to-face setting, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]
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The Power of the “Self” in Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman working at reducing Weight Stigma in ED treatment Contributor: Brittney Williams, LPC/MHSP at Fairhaven Treatment Center The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) is a beneficial therapeutic model for clients, specifically those who suffer from eating disorders. For the purpose of this blog, the area of focus will be exploring the IFS concept of the “Self” in the internal system and how experiencing healing [...]
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The Importance of Nurse-Engendered Interventions to Promote Hope in Patients with Eating Disorders

Contributor: Lisa M. Sabo, BSN, RN, PMHN-BC and Anna Lybarger, BSN, RN, PMHN-BC at Princeton Center for Eating Disorders Often, individuals with eating disorders come to treatment not ready for progress – and in some cases, even feeling like they don’t deserve to recover. The eating disorder may be perceived as the only tangible thing [...]
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Choosing to Trust your Treatment Team in Eating Disorder Recovery

College social anxiety Trusting anyone, including yourself, can be challenging when you have struggled with an eating disorder. Throughout your time in treatment, you are likely asking yourself which “voice” in your head is yours? What desires are you versus the eating disorder manipulating you? How can you trust yourself when you feel that you are the one [...]
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The Search for Meaning and Purpose: Creating A Life Worth Living

Woman working on Long-Lasting Recovery from Anorexia Contributor: Nikki Rollo, Ph.D., LMFT, CEDS-S – National Director of Reasons Eating Disorder Center “Trust that which gives you meaning and accept it as your guide.” – C.G. Jung There is good evidence that a sense of meaning in our lives can increase our psychological health and decrease our distress as well as protect against [...]
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Perimenopause Considerations and Eating Disorder Recovery

environmental factors of Eating Disorders Each stage of life can present unique challenges and vulnerabilities for eating disorders. Many are aware that onset and susceptibility for disordered eating behaviors are in adolescence. Fewer consider the transitionary period of perimenopause and how these physical, emotional, and mental changes can impact a woman and her experience of her identity and body. One [...]
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Getting the Most out of Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorder therapy can be an extremely rewarding process. Therapy can lead to life-altering changes and results. Therapy is an integral part of eating disorder recovery since eating disorders are often an attempt to cope with unresolved mental health issues, trauma, or repressed emotions [1]. Sorting through these issues can help protect someone’s recovery and [...]
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