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 [...] Read More
Over the past several years, the cultural ideal of female physical attractiveness has shifted away from an extremely thin body ideal towards a more muscular, ultra-fit body ideal . But despite evidence that women desire to be athletic, muscular, and toned (not just thin), no effective body image test has yet been developed to assess [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Eating disorder recovery is often described as a journey or process, but at what point does a woman cross over to successful eating disorder recovery? A woman struggling with an eating disorder may have reached a healthy weight and started menstruating again, but she may still find [...] Read More
Research shows that individuals (especially young women) with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are at an increased risk of developing eating disorders (ED) and disordered eating behaviors (DEB) . Unfortunately, co-occurring diabetes and eating disorders in youth can create severe and sometimes irreversible health complications. The Connection Between Diabetes and Eating Disorders in Youth In a [...] Read More
Contributor: Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS, Founder and Executive Director of The Body Image Therapy Center Twenty years ago, it would have been a novelty to read about a male suffering from an eating disorder. Today, a quick Google search will draw thousands of articles, blogs, and pages on the subject. Once thought to be [...] Read More
There are several different types of eating disorders. Professionals determine what type of eating disorder someone is struggling with based on what disordered behaviors and thoughts someone is struggling with. Anorexia Nervosa One eating disorder diagnosis is anorexia nervosa. Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight. This fear leads [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place In one way or another, the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for everyone. It’s been especially difficult for young athletes. Though the coronavirus mortality rate for adolescents, teens, and young adults is extremely low, the mental health effects of having their academic, social, and extracurricular lives altered and their routines [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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