Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Study Findings

College student study abroad 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 [...]
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Body Image Matrix of Thinness and Muscularity – Female Bodies (BIMTM-FB)

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 [1]. 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 [...]
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Can You Really Define Successful Eating Disorder Recovery?

Young Asian Woman 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 [...]
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Diabetes & Eating Disorders in Youth

Woman using Social Media 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) [1]. 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 [...]
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Eating Disorder Symptoms Comparison With Younger Ages

Woman recovering from eating disorder due to meaning 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 [...]
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The Eating Disorders Coalition’s Work for Those with Eating Disorders, Part IV – The Power of Advocacy Day

College Student 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 [...]
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The Eating Disorders Coalition’s for Those with Eating Disorders, Part III – The Bills of Advocacy Day 2020

Woman standing on shore 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 [...]
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Eating Disorders in Young Athletes Among Mental Health Concerns on the Rise During Pandemic

Speaking with Athletes about Eating Disorders and running races 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 [...]
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The Eating Disorders Coalition’s Work for Those with Eating Disorders, Part II – Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Woman body image reflection 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 [...]
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