Category: Treatment

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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Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Family Based Treatment – Pros and Cons

Mother and daughter hugging and working on Eating Disorders in Mothers and Daughters and pursuing treatment for anorexia Two therapeutic approaches have been garnering increased attention in recent years but have different ways of conceptualizing and treating eating disorders in adolescents; Family Based Treatment (FBT) and Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-E). Both approaches are designed to eliminate eating disorder behaviors but conceptualize the role of parents and patients differently and offer significantly different [...]
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Determining the Best Level of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment

Young Lady in Group therapy after Returning to Eating Disorder Treatment Acknowledging that one needs treatment for their eating disorder is the first big step toward recovery. It is an incredible and challenging step that, unfortunately, can also lead to a great deal of stress when looking into different programs, specialists, and levels of care. Below are the various eating disorder levels of care and some predominant [...]
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Gender Inclusivity & Awareness in Eating Disorder Treatment

Transgender Flag Contributor: Micah Hammond, LPCC, Director of Training & Program Development at The Lotus Collaborative Transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) individuals suffering from an eating disorder deserve an eating disorder treatment experience that is inclusive, gender affirming, and relevant to their struggles. Fortunately, there is a growing awareness of the historical bias towards serving cisgender white women [...]
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Binge Eating Disorder

Lady working with therapist with Body Awareness Therapy For those outside of the mental health realm, the term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may sound completely foreign. However, within the behavioral health world, it is a must-know word and method of treatment. What is CBT? Cognitive Behavior Therapy was developed by Dr. Aaron Beck in the 1960s. Through his work and research, Beck noticed [...]
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