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Comparing Online to In-Person Counseling for Eating Disorder Treatment

African American Black Woman in LV Hat Blue Tank Top More people than ever are receiving mental health services online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A year later, some facilities are beginning to reopen while giving clients the option of returning to in-person services or continuing virtually. Below are some aspects to consider if you are seeking out eating disorder treatment and are unsure whether to do [...]
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Pediatric Eating Disorders

Girl laying grass with flowers It is common for eating disorders to begin in the teen years, but research shows that more and more younger teens and children are struggling with disordered eating [1]. Pediatric eating disorders have increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis [2]. This is really concerning because eating disorders can cause serious medical problems [...]
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Developing Awareness of the Unique Nutritional Needs of Adolescents Dealing with Restrictive Eating

Young girl alone in park, face close up. There are a great deal of unique factors involved in the treatment of adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and other restrictive eating disorders. Individuals that struggle with these disorders restrict their nutrients by severely limiting the food and fluids they take in. For adolescents, this can cause great harm, as they are experiencing formative mental and [...]
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Eating Disorders and Oral Health

girl overcoming Eating Disorders and Oral Health While the behaviors of different Eating Disorders are all different, they each can have a negative effect on the individual’s oral health. Oral health is impacted by one’s diet, self-care, and environmental impact. Unfortunately, the behaviors of Eating Disorders (whether it be restriction, purging, or bingeing) do not contribute well to oral health and can [...]
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ARFID – “Picky Eating” Signs & Symptoms

Young girl wanting to be a model not realizing of the weight stigma that comes with it Everyone knows the trope of a child that is a “picky eater.” What is less known is that these seemingly harmless and age-appropriate behaviors can, at times, interfere with nourishments and daily life to the point that it becomes a disordered eating behavior called ARFID. The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental [...]
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Family-Based Treatment & Eating Disorder Recovery

Family Eating Dinner Family-Based Treatment (FBT), or the “Maudsley” method, is a specific approach to treating restrictive eating patterns, such as those seen in Anorexia, in children and adolescents. At times, FBT may be utilized by families who have adult children struggling with restrictive eating. FBT is a manualized outpatient therapy designed to restore children and adolescents to health [...]
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Compromising The Athlete Identity: Why Eating Problems Can Begin or Worsen During Periods of Transition

Guest – Melissa Streno, PsyD, CMPC – Primary Therapist at EDCare Denver Dr. Streno graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Psychology. After gaining experience at Children’s Hospital Colorado working with eating disorders, as well as emotional and behavioral disorders, she attended the University of Denver and earned her Masters [...]
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The Importance of Honesty in ED Recovery

Black woman in Eating Disorder Treatment Specifically for Women and bringing honesty in eating disorder recovery Honesty in Eating Disorder Recovery and discovering our values are an integral part of the recovery process. By thinking on and naming them, it quickly becomes clear that the eating disorder leads to living completely opposite to those values. The healthy self strives toward honesty and transparency, but eating disorders thrive in secrecy, isolation, and [...]
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