Category: Treatment

Evidence-Based Treatment for Treating Binge Eating Disorder

Woman by the river thinking about Eating Disorders in Transgender Women Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) is was not officially recognized by the psychological community until added to the 5th version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in 2013 (DSM-V). BED is distinguished by recurring behaviors of [1]: Eating large amounts of food in one sitting A sense of loss of control while bingeing Feelings of shame and [...]
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Infections and Eating Disorders? Cause and Correlation

Doctor talking to girl about Infections and Eating Disorders Is there a connection between viral infections and eating disorders? A recent study suggests that this is a strong possibility. Lauren Breithaupt, a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, partnered with Dr. Cynthia Bulik from the University of North Carolina and researchers in Denmark to explore the possibility. After looking at the health records of [...]
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Alternatives to Consider for Bariatric Surgery

Doctors working on Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery consists of gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries such as adjustable gastric bands and sleeve gastrectomy. These surgeries involve making changes to the digestive system in order to lose weight. Bariatric surgery is typically done when diet and exercise have not resulted in long-term weight loss, or serious health problems are thought to [...]
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What is LGBTQ+ Friendly Treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia & Binge Eating Disorder?

Group of women overcoming an eating disorder It is a common misconception that the majority of eating disorder sufferers are white, cisgender (individuals who have a match between the gender they were assigned at birth, their bodies, and their personal identity) females of high socioeconomic status. However, in reality, many marginalized people, including LGBTQ+ people, also suffer from eating disorders. So, what [...]
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The Beauty of Optimizing Your Eating Disorder Treatment

Girl Developing an Eating Disorder Contributor: Joy Linn, MFT – Interim Executive Clinical Director at The Lotus Collaborative Terrified of embarking on eating disorder treatment? You’re definitely not alone. So much of the process of seeking and engaging in professional treatment for an eating disorder is a daunting one with barriers to hurdle. Taking a page from Dialectical behavioral therapy [...]
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Treating Disordered Eating with Equine Therapy

Woman enjoying equine therapy and her True Self Equine therapy is a type of animal-assisted therapy (AAT), in which horses are deliberately included in one’s treatment plan. Generally, combining equine therapy and eating disorder treatment involves a credentialed treatment provider who guides interactions between the individual in recovery and an animal to realize specific recovery goals. That is, the introduction of a horse [...]
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Overcoming Anxiety in Eating Disorder Treatment

young woman with illusion of Control in the Development of Eating Disorders Two-thirds of people with an eating disorder diagnosis will suffer from anxiety in their lifetime [1]. That means two-thirds of people will have to fight for recovery from their anxiety and eating disorders. Talk about overwhelming odds. This comorbidity can alter how the individual develops, experiences, is treated for and recovers from their eating disorder. Comorbidity [...]
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Adult Day Treatment for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Support Groups holding hands in group therapy Eating disorders do not exist in a vacuum. As life and the world continues to move around you, receiving the proper treatment can be difficult, and that is if you can even receive treatment at all. Perhaps this is why research shows that eating disorder treatment for children and adolescents is most effective when done in [...]
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