Category: Therapy Information

The Importance of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders and Eating Disorders

Sunflower in the Woods Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson Eating disorders and other mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders, commonly occur together. When another mental health disorder exists at the same time as an eating disorder, they’re referred to as co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders can worsen the symptoms of eating disorders and vice versa, making [...]
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The Need for Eating Disorder Clinician Credential Standards

Eating Disorder Clinician Eating disorders are difficult mental health illnesses to treat. Given how dangerous eating disorders can be, it’s important for healthcare professionals to use the safest and most effective methods. This is why there’s a huge need for credential standards for eating disorder clinicians! Why Are Credential Standards Important for Eating Disorder Clinicians? Credential standards for [...]
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The Benefits of Trauma-Informed Care in Eating Disorder Treatment

woman helping sad girl Sponsored By: The Refuge – A Healing Place Many people who develop anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other eating disorders also have a history of trauma. When these individuals seek professional help, selecting a facility whose approach to treatment incorporates trauma-informed care can be a vital step on their path to improved health. The Relationship Between [...]
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Advice on How to Speak to a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community About an Eating Disorder

LGBTQ Heart Individuals in marginalized groups have an increased likelihood of mental health diagnoses, including eating disorders. For the LGBTQ+ community, this is apparent, with an estimated 40 to 70% of LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime [1]. Individuals that identify as LGBTQ+ experiencing unique stressors that likely contribute to these numbers and these [...]
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Can Developing Interventions around Emotional Control Help Eating Psychopathology?

Lake with mountain behind it The ability to fully experience, communicate, and regulate one’s emotional experience is a skill. Even so, our society acts as if everyone should be aware of how to do this instinctively. The result is many children and adolescents developing into adulthood without ever having been taught that they are capable of regulating their emotions. Instead, [...]
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Mindfulness and Self Inquiry to Reduce Eating Disordered Thoughts and Behaviors

Woman sitting in desert struggling with Bulimia Nervosa Mindfulness and Self Inquiry Article Contributed By: Laurie Little, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist of Lindner Center of HOPE Many individuals with eating disorders struggle with perfectionism and have high needs to control their thoughts, feelings, behaviors and environment. Underlying feelings of shame and powerlessness often lead to a coping strategy that tries to regain a sense [...]
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Assertive Communication in Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Lady working with therapist with Body Awareness Therapy Regardless of who you are, lack of effective communication is an opening for trouble. This trouble is compounded for those in recovery from Binge Eating Disorder (BED), as the effective and assertive communication of thoughts, feelings, and boundaries is key to coordinating continued treatment, support, and needs. Assertive Communication with Treatment Professionals Developing the ability to [...]
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