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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Contributor: Carolina House Team at Carolina House While research remains sparse regarding those in the transgender community and especially regarding the intersection with disordered eating behavior, some recent studies have revealed the links between these aspects of one’s identity. While many things are still unknown, there is a clear understanding that transgender women are often [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
In part 4 of this 4 part series, we combine all of the historical and cultural contexts of the first three parts to discuss how this can all be used to help individuals learn their body view and use that for eating disorder recovery. Our Cultural Legacy Something that is very telling of our society [...] Read More
We continue this series with part 3 of 4 in exploring historical ideals of the body, getting closer to our modern cultural view of the body and its purpose. Evolution & Materialism With this era came Charles Darwin’s work which gave rise to the belief that human beings are a result of evolutionary adaptations which [...] Read More
Now, more than ever, teens are needing and benefitting from Talk Therapy (psychotherapy) to work through the enormous pressures and stresses in their lives. Often, teens struggle with confusing and painful emotions alone and do not know where to turn for help. They need a trustworthy, confidential outlet to share their concerns, feel heard and [...] Read More
We continue this series with part 2 of 4 in exploring historical ideals of the body. Medieval Ascetics To jump forward a good chunk, we are now looking at the time when Christianity becomes the official religion of the Roman Empire. A lot of different things go on at that time, and one of the [...] Read More
Body views are different than “body image” per se. Body image is shaped by a complex patchwork of historical, cultural, and personal influences. It can be impacted by how your family or culture talk about the body. As a baseline, body image is how we are used to talking about the body. Body view is different in [...] Read More
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