Category: Treatment

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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New Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder

binge eating disorder talk therapy Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Binge eating is a behavior that is relatively common on certain occasions within our society, such as holiday gatherings and preparatory meals before marathons or other sporting events. However, this behavior can easily evolve into a diagnosable mental health condition called binge eating disorder. So, what is [...]
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Attachment and Eating Disorder Treatment

Mother and daughter hugging and working on Eating Disorders in Mothers and Daughters and pursuing treatment for anorexia Contributor: Shelby White, LCSW, RYT – Therapist at Fairhaven Treatment Center Eating disorders are more than a set of behaviors toward food. In fact, looking at eating behaviors as a way to soothe and regulate deep emotional pain or get one’s deep relational needs met can be key in treating them. Likewise, research is more [...]
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Why Early Intervention in Eating Disorders is Important

Couple walking while discussing his Eating Disorder Struggle Research on eating disorder treatments indicates that early intervention in eating disorder behaviors (that is, early identification and treatment of an eating disorder) improves the speed of recovery, reduces symptoms to a greater extent, and improves the likelihood of long-term recovery. For example, when adolescents with anorexia nervosa are given family-based treatment within the first [...]
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