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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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Personality Traits of Those That Overcome Anorexia

Woman concerned with Symptoms of an Eating Disorder and in therapy It can be disconcerting to hear that a fundamental part of who you are has played a role in you developing an eating disorder. This is especially difficult when one considers that these personality traits don’t simply disappear upon recovery. Despite their role in your eating disorder, these traits are not all bad. They make [...]
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Processing Relationship Betrayals & Disappointments in ED Recovery

Man dealing with Challenges in Anorexia Recovery Betrayal in relationships is painful especially if you are in eating disorder recovery. Not only are you learning to let go of the disorder and learning to forgive yourself, but you are learning to forgive your partner for betrayals in the relationship. Repairing Working to repair the damage, rebuilding trust and reconnecting after a betrayal [...]
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Faith, Eating Disorder Recovery, and Life’s Challenges

Woman standing on shore Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation I remember very vividly during my own recovery process that I envisioned recovery as a destination where all would be glorious, wonderful and perfect; free from concern and anxiety, where I would float on clouds of deep-seated [...]
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Tips & Suggestions: Share Your Eating Disorder Struggle With Loved Ones

Couple walking while discussing his Eating Disorder Struggle Sharing your eating disorder struggle with a loved one can be anxiety-provoking. Knowing how to do this in a way that you can clearly state your struggles and needs is essential. It can also be a unique way for your loved ones to offer hope, understanding, and support. Remember Your Well-Being It is imperative to [...]
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2018: A New Year of Hope in the Eating Disorder Recovery Journey

Women who Stay Connected in Anorexia Recovery Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment, and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation By the time January 1st arrives, most look around wondering how it got here so fast. It is remarked among family and friends how quickly the time passed, and conversations turn toward making resolutions, setting [...]
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Does Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Work?

Woman with binge eating disorder seated by the river While it is the most common eating disorder, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) was not added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a free-standing disorder until 2013. Being the new kid on the block does not mean it should be underestimated, as BED affects 3.5% of women and 2% of men and [...]
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