Tag Archives: Eating Disorder Recovery

Common Types of Eating Disorders and Behaviors

Group therapy session discussing Common Types of Eating Disorders Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras The world of eating disorders is vast. With so many conditions, it can be difficult to find straightforward information on the common ones. To counteract that, we’ve listed Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating which are a few of [...]
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Signs Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder

A young Teen May Have an Eating Disorder Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras In an era where teens are constantly bombarded with images of what they should look like and how they should portray themselves on social media, it’s natural to worry about them developing an eating disorder. According to the National Institute [...]
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How Genetic Variation May Impact Antidepressant Efficacy in Eating Disorder Treatment

DNA Strand of Genetic Variation Impact on Eating Disorder Treatment Sponsored By: The Laureate Eating Disorders Program Understanding the role of dietary deficiencies and genetic variation impact on the efficacy of medication can be an effective tool when treatment planning with patients and families. Incorporating information about individualized genetics as part of a larger conversation about medication trials or compliance may be useful for some patients [...]
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Mindfulness and Eating Disorder Recovery: 5 Easy Tips

Woman smelling a flower and using Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery We hear a lot about Mindfulness and all its physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Yet, many of us have a rather loose understanding of the concept. Those of us who are in recovery from an eating disorder may have a tendency toward anxiety and stress, I know that is my challenge! We seem to be [...]
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What Can this Eating Disorder Journey Teach Me?

Man standing with his arms crossed Most clinicians agree that going through eating disorder treatment and recovery is very difficult. It is about the difficult task of letting go. Recovery is about being able to let go of the part of you that is numb due to the eating disorder.  It involves learning to recognize and tolerate feelings, sustain authentic relationships, [...]
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ED Rehab Rule #1: Appreciate Differences & Don’t Judge

Woman considering Residential Eating Disorder Treatment for anorexia diagnosis When working on recovery from an eating disorder, it can be difficult not to compare one’s body shape and size to another’s. When in eating disorder treatment some things can be done to work on accepting one’s body, such as appreciating the differences in all body types and working on non-judgemental thinking. Mindfulness is one [...]
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Eating Disorders, Experiential Somatic Awareness and Integration

Woman struggling with eating disorder Contributor: Dr. Gina Negrette serves as the Medical Director for Aloria Health. Body distress or somatic integration often occurs when a person is under an extreme amount of stress and/or experiences trauma. Somatic awareness is when a person acknowledges their own self within their environment and uses sensations to identify the psychological, physiological and social factors [...]
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Is BMI an Accurate Measure of Healthy Weight?

Woman Dealing with Depression and Eating Disorders Is Body Mass Index (BMI) an accurate way to measure whether you are at a healthy weight? It has been the standard of measurement for healthy weight for a number of years, but aren’t there many other factors that should be taken into consideration? BMI is a medical scale to determine if a person is within [...]
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Assessing Readiness to Recovery in Bulimia Nervosa

Woman with flower by a fence Bulimia is an eating disorder that has ongoing episodes of binge eating. The person struggles with periods of binge eating where large amounts of food are consumed in a two hour or less time period. The binging is typically followed by feelings of shame, helplessness and a lack of self-control. After a binge episode occurs, [...]
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