Category: Treatment

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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Authenticity in Eating Disorder Treatment

Girl in Eating Disorder Treatment Eating Disorder Treatment is known to be most successful when the individual decides for themselves that they want to and are willing to get better. According to Center for Discovery, “Individuals who have the willpower and motivation to change are more likely to succeed in treatment and recovery as opposed to those who are simply [...]
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Couples Therapy & Eating Disorder Treatment

Married couple discussing when to seek treatment for an eating disorder Research has shown that the family absolutely plays a role in eating disorder development, treatment, and recovery. These findings have been implemented with family-based treatment methods, particularly with adolescents. However, for adults struggling with an eating disorder, “family” becomes a much more broad term, and their significant other may be the most involved relationship in [...]
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FDA Approved Medicines for the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder

Person concerned with Binge Eating Disorder and Diabetes Treating Binge Eating Disorder is not a realm where medication-assisted treatment is common. While medication can support co-occurring disorders, less information is known about whether or not medication specifically treats the eating disorder behavior alone. This has recently changed, as research has begun to find certain medications effective in treating Binge Eating Disorder (BED), specifically. [...]
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Study Seeks Further Insight on Treating Binge-Eating Disorder Among Couples

Husband and wife discussing Eating Disorder Recovery Eating disorders have a ripple effect that impacts every aspect of an individual’s life from their relationships, to their job, etc. Studies show that, when the family or loved ones of a disordered eating individual are involved in treatment, the outcomes are more successful. Treating binge eating disorder using family-based treatments is proving more effective [...]
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