Category: Treatment

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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Eating Disorder Treatment Team & Credentials

There are many fields in which individuals can proclaim themselves to be “specialists” without actually having the necessary credentials. If you think eating disorder treatment is not one of them, I hate to inform you that it is. Unfortunately, there is no strenuous regulation of nutritionists, dietitians, therapists, physical therapists, and even doctors who claim [...]
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The Importance of Nurse-Engendered Interventions to Promote Hope in Patients with Eating Disorders

Contributor: Lisa M. Sabo, BSN, RN, PMHN-BC and Anna Lybarger, BSN, RN, PMHN-BC at Princeton Center for Eating Disorders Often, individuals with eating disorders come to treatment not ready for progress – and in some cases, even feeling like they don’t deserve to recover. The eating disorder may be perceived as the only tangible thing [...]
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Complex-PTSD, Eating Disorders, and the Role EMDR Plays.

Nature Forest with Sunlight and Moss on Ground Recovering from an eating disorder is deeper than just an individual’s relationship with food and body image. The relationship with food is often just the observable symptom of the individual’s suffering. It is extremely important to continue casting light on the relevance of trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in eating disorders. This connection highlights the [...]
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Choosing to Trust your Treatment Team in Eating Disorder Recovery

College social anxiety Trusting anyone, including yourself, can be challenging when you have struggled with an eating disorder. Throughout your time in treatment, you are likely asking yourself which “voice” in your head is yours? What desires are you versus the eating disorder manipulating you? How can you trust yourself when you feel that you are the one [...]
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