Category: Treatment

Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Study Findings

College student study abroad Most people with eating disorders (ED) benefit from outpatient treatment, but a portion of ED patients need a higher level of care. Inpatient treatment is the suggested form of care for individuals with long-lasting illness, more severe ED cases, or when other treatment options have been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, very little research on the effectiveness of [...]
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The Eating Disorders Coalition’s Work for Those with Eating Disorders, Part IV – The Power of Advocacy Day

College Student In this series, Eating Disorder Hope Founder, Jacquelyn Ekern, interviews Chase Banister of the Eating Disorders Coalition to discuss the work they have been doing. In this final excerpt from the interview of Chase Banister, President of the Eating Disorders Coalition Board of Directors, he discusses the moments of change he has witnessed through his [...]
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The Eating Disorders Coalition’s for Those with Eating Disorders, Part III – The Bills of Advocacy Day 2020

Woman standing on shore In this series, Eating Disorder Hope Founder, Jacquelyn Ekern, interviews Chase Banister of the Eating Disorders Coalition to discuss the work they have been doing. For Part 3 of this 4-part series, Chase Banister continues to share the incredible work that the Eating Disorders Coalition is doing on virtual Capitol Hill this year. The Bills [...]
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The Eating Disorders Coalition’s Work for Those with Eating Disorders, Part II – Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Woman body image reflection In this series, Eating Disorder Hope Founder, Jacquelyn Ekern, interviews Chase Banister of the Eating Disorders Coalition to discuss the work they have been doing. In Part 2 of this 4-part interview with Eating Disorders Coalition Board of Directors President, Chase Banister, he discusses upcoming Advocacy Day and how they have adapted this important work [...]
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The Eating Disorders Coalition’s Work for Those Dealing with Eating Disorders, Part I – How Chase Banister Built a Career & Helped Many in his Eating Disorder Treatment and Advocacy Work

Woman struggling with bulimia looking at lake In this series, Eating Disorder Hope Founder, Jacquelyn Ekern, interviews Chase Banister of the Eating Disorders Coalition to discuss the work they have been doing. For Part 1 of this 4-part series, Chase discusses his experience as an eating disorder therapist, advocate, founder of treatment centers, and current President of the Eating Disorders Coalition Board [...]
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Why Dietitians are Important to Recovery from Eating Disorders

Woman in snow considering Intuitive Eating Just as the relationship to food is an integral part of eating disorder development, addressing this with a Dietitian is an integral part of eating disorder treatment and recovery. It is impossible to lead a patient through understanding the nutritional and physical consequences of eating disorders, experiences of a possible referring syndrome, and exploration of [...]
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Online Screening for Eating Disorders

Man using online screening IOI-S to check for signs of an eating disorder Research shows that when individuals with eating disorders seek professional help in the early stages of their illness, they are two times more likely to achieve remission [1]. Conversely, the longer a person has ED symptoms before seeking intervention and treatment, the more likely they are to experience a chronic course and suffer from medical [...]
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Best Practices of the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

Woman looking away Eating disorders (ED) are complex bio-psycho-social illnesses that can have severe, sometimes life-threatening, effects on a person’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. Despite the severity and complexity of eating disorders, very little guidance exists around training standards and the level of skills and experience recommended for ED treatment providers. Research shows that tertiary health [...]
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