Category: Treatment

Finding Balance During Mood, Anxiety & Eating Disorder Treatment

Nature Lone Tree in Field Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson It can be hard enough to struggle with an eating disorder. But when you’re suffering from multiple conditions at the same time, you’re dealing with the symptoms of each disorder, and that can be an overwhelming and intense experience. For many people who have an eating disorder, mental illnesses such as [...]
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Eating Disorders and the LGBTQIA+ Community

Nature Barley Field in Sun Light Contributor: Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS, Founder and Executive Director of The Body Image Therapy Center The eating disorders treatment community has a lot to learn about assessment, etiology, and treatment of those who identify LGBTQIA+. Most everyone wants to be an ally in the treatment community, but few know how to effectively do so. [...]
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The Impact of COVID-19 on UK Eating Disorder Treatment

COVID-19 Virus Almost one year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic [1]. IN the UK, “lockdown” restrictions began on March 23, 2020, which impacted the ability to provide and access mental health care. These restrictions have resulted in limited eating disorder treatment services being provided from hospitals and [...]
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Eating Disorder Treatment Facts & Fiction

Girl looking at a lake fighting Diabulimia Conversations around eating disorders are happening now more than ever before, but much of this chatter involves misconception, especially as it relates to eating disorder treatment. Consider the following myths and truths if understanding eating disorder treatment is important to you or a loved one. Fact & Fiction of Eating Disorder Treatment FICTION: Treatment Centers only [...]
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Is Residential or Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Right for Me?

Nature Forest with Sunlight and Moss on Ground Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center When you start researching eating disorder treatment, the options that are available can be confusing and a little overwhelming. How do you know if you would flourish best in a residential environment or if your needs would be best met in an outpatient setting? What Is Residential [...]
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Covid-19 & Teen Treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia & Binge Eating Disorder

Girl looking out of window In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. In response, countries all over the world instituted various measures (social distancing, lockdowns, and quarantines) to contain the virus. These circumstances brought sudden and significant changes to the treatment of eating disorders. Almost overnight, care providers and treatment programs were forced [...]
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Family Based Treatment and Treating Eating Disorders

Group for women battling Eating disorders in middle-aged women Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is a therapy approach that was created to treat adolescents with anorexia [1]. Now, it is known as one of the most effective treatments for children and adolescents with eating disorders [2]. FBT is a treatment used in outpatient settings. Outpatient means that the person struggling with an eating disorder is not [...]
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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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