Category: Treatment

Toxic Shame & Eating Disorders

Nature Road Through Redwood National Park When Shame Becomes Toxic Shame “occurs in the context of self-reflection or self-perception and involves a fear or expectation of eliciting disgust in others [1].” As such, experiencing shame, in general, does not feel great. It becomes a new beast entirely when those feelings of shame reach a level considered to be toxic. Toxic shame involves [...]
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Eating Disorder Treatment for Neurodiverse Patients

Lady sitting on a beach Contributor: Jessica Steinbach MPH, RD at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Co-occurring disorders are often addressed in eating disorder treatment at every level. Dietitians, therapists, and other members of the treatment teamwork to recognize how the complexity of each individual case plays into eating disorder behaviors and the presence of disordered eating. Some co-occurring disorders [...]
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Applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Body Image Issues

Pretty young woman with flowers Body image issues and preoccupation are a proven risk factor for disordered eating thoughts and behaviors. In fact, many professionals in the field acknowledge that disordered eating behaviors such as binging, purging, food restriction or avoidance, and compulsive exercise are driven by patient’s preoccupation with eating weight, and shape, and their control [1]. These body [...]
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Attention Bias Modification Training in Anorexia Nervosa

Woman with anxiety Attention Bias Modification Training, or ABMT, is a technique originally used for Anxiety Disorders and is, according to Mercado [1], “a form of cognitive bias modification training with the potential for modifying AB triggered by different stimuli.” This form of modification training is used to train an individual’s attention towards stimuli that are not compatible [...]
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Multi-Family Therapy and Eating Disorders

Family working on eating disorders in Weight Obsessed Culture Family can be incredibly complicated and, at different times, you might feel like yours is a blessing or a curse. When it comes to eating disorder treatment, however, research indicates it and Multi-Family Therapy is predominantly a blessing. Studies have long shown that having recovery-focused, supportive families that are engaged in an individual’s treatment leads [...]
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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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