Contributor: Kelly Soler, LCSW – Primary Therapist at Montecatini Weight stigma is a huge issue in this country. And while doctors are some of the worst offenders when it comes to this problem , there are some treatment providers that are unknowingly falling into this trap as well. In the field of eating disorders, where [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Treatment Placement Specialists In a society where it’s impossible to pass a bus stop without being reminded of the culture of dieting and the cultural significance we place on dieting and body image, there are two connections that nearly everyone regards as gospel. Gaining weight is bad. Losing weight is good. Flip [...] 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
Ah, college. A time where young adults that have been monitored and guided for 18 years finally have free reign of every aspect of their lives. This time of growth and learning also involves socialization, and the popular movie trope of the college party becomes a reality for students. However, college parties and eating disorders do [...] Read More
They say that the college years are the best of your life, but everyone is a mixture of nerves and excitement when those years begin. College students recovering from anorexia have additional challenges unique to them that planning for can be important. Make a (Meal) Plan Jokes about the “college diet” are widely circulated for a [...] Read More
Bethany Casson, LCPC is the Christian Program Coordinator at Timberline Knolls. She is passionate about her work because she has the privilege of helping people pursuing recovery to develop hope. It is an amazing experience to be a part of a person’s journey and help them to realize who they are designed to be. As [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Treatment Center Contrary to popular belief, eating disorders are not a fad or lifestyle choice. Often times, body dissatisfaction and chronic dieting can reinforce eating disorder behaviors and lead to the development of an eating disorder. Unfortunately, as unbelievable as it may sound, we live in a society that actually [...] Read More
College students are at a unique risk for disordered eating due to the new and stressful academic and social environment. Nationwide, 10-20% of female college students and 4-10% of male college students meet criteria for an eating disorder . So, what is the best way of choosing a college for your daughter? Knowing these statistics [...] Read More
Expressing emotions in recovery from an eating disorder requires looking within and exploring your emotions. Eating disorders may seem like they are all about food or appearance, but they are not. Rather, concerns about food and appearance are most likely a way to cope with difficult or intense emotions. Tapping into your emotions, recognizing them, [...] Read More
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