Category: Therapy

Benefits of Pet Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment

Girl hugging her dog using pet therapy in eating disorder treatment While conventional wisdom has long supported animal companions as promoting human wellbeing, only recently has science investigated the therapeutic effect pets have in alleviating mental and medical difficulties. [1, 3] But, what are the advantages of pet therapy in eating disorder treatment? The most widely researched animals appear to be dogs, horses, cats, and aquatic [...]
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Family-Based Treatment & Eating Disorder Recovery

Family Eating Dinner Family-Based Treatment (FBT), or the “Maudsley” method, is a specific approach to treating restrictive eating patterns, such as those seen in Anorexia, in children and adolescents. At times, FBT may be utilized by families who have adult children struggling with restrictive eating. FBT is a manualized outpatient therapy designed to restore children and adolescents to health [...]
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What to Expect in Individual and Group Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment?

binge eating disorder talk therapy Eating disorders are serious, fatal illnesses, associated with severe disturbances in disordered eating tendencies, and the related thoughts and emotions. This is why individual therapy and group therapy are key to recovery. Treating an eating disorder generally involves a combination of psychological and nutritional counseling, along with medical and psychiatric monitoring. Treatment must address the [...]
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The Maudsley Method and Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Stronger Family Smiling After family-based therapy Maudsley Method Therapy, also known as Family-Based Treatment (FBT), is an intervention created to treat individuals struggling with Anorexia Nervosa (AN). The treatment itself was devised in the Maudsley Hospital in London after a study of 80 patients diagnosed with Anorexia found that family-based interventions were more effective in treating those under the age of [...]
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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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The Role of Self-Disclosure in Eating Disorder Therapy

Ladies sharing Self-Disclosure in Eating Disorder Therapy Contributor: Carolina House Team at Carolina House In individuals with active disordered eating behavior, there is often an absolute lack of motivation to recover. This insidious nature of eating disorders is a well-known aspect of the illness and a common barrier to change for those entering treatment. Interventions have been designed to increase recovery motivation. [...]
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Emotion-Focused Family Therapy for Eating Disorders

Family working on Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Contributor: Timberline Knolls Team at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Emotion and Its Avoidance Although there are numerous factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of an eating disorder, it can be said that eating disorders, as with most maladaptive behavior, develop out of an attempt to manage difficult emotions. This exists in the [...]
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