Category: Treatment

Why Understanding Health at Every Size® Improves Body Image

African American Mother Kissing Her Daughter The Health At Every Size® (HAES) approach is a continuously evolving alternative to health’s conventional weight-centered approach. The conventional weight-centered approach to health emphasizes measures like weight and BMI as essential health indicators. This conventional model of health often purports weight loss, weight control, or weight management as an effective way to improve or sustain [...]
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What Providers Treat Eating Disorders?

Nature Forest with Sunlight and Moss on Ground Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center It’s difficult to know where to first seek treatment when you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder. Factors such as age, background, medical history, and the severity of the eating disorder symptoms all determine what type of treatment you may need. The process [...]
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Getting the Most out of Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorder therapy can be an extremely rewarding process. Therapy can lead to life-altering changes and results. Therapy is an integral part of eating disorder recovery since eating disorders are often an attempt to cope with unresolved mental health issues, trauma, or repressed emotions [1]. Sorting through these issues can help protect someone’s recovery and [...]
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Exposure-Response Therapy and Eating Disorder Treatment

Asian Woman in Yellow Field Many people with eating disorders have anxiety about food or food-related situations, such as eating in restaurants or around friends [1]. Fear foods are a common barrier for people with eating disorders and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP or Exposure-Response Therapy) can help reduce reactions to them. Fear foods are foods that cause a significant [...]
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Securing Eating Disorder Insurance Coverage from Your Insurance Company

Researching Eating Disorder Insurance For many people, one of the biggest barriers to eating disorder treatment is the cost. Some residential treatment programs can cost upwards of $30,000 per month, and unfortunately, companies do not always provide eating disorder insurance coverage [1]. If you are having problems getting insurance to cover your ED treatment, here are some tips for [...]
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Finding Eating Disorder Support When You Live in a Rural Area

Friends are Factors in Anorexia Treatment Living in a rural area has wonderful benefits of community, nature, and a slower pace. Unfortunately, there can also be drawbacks, and one of these is the challenge of receiving specialized treatment for more specific disorders, such as eating disorder support. Current treatment guidelines recommend a multi-faceted approach involving medical doctors, mental health specialists, and [...]
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Inpatient Treatment Results for Adolescents

Group of people ready for the NEDA Come As You Are: Marginalized People Inpatient hospitalization for any person, especially adolescents, is a unique and challenging experience. Very rarely does anyone spend a period of their life restricted to living each moment in a hospital with limited access to activities, food, social support, and the outside world. This is precisely the reason that inpatient hospitalization can be successful in [...]
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DBT vs. CBT in Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Nature Bridge in Forest Binge eating disorder (BED) is one type of eating disorder. While BED is characterized by bingeing, BED is more than just over-eating sometimes. Everyone over-eats occasionally. Professionals look for certain symptoms to diagnose binge eating disorder. Individuals with BED have emotionally upsetting and continual instances of binge eating that feel out of their control [1]. [...]
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