Being in a positive and supportive environment is key to maintaining stability throughout the changing waves of eating disorder recovery. But life is not always stable. We move and travel for school, work, family, friends, and ourselves. Travel can be incredibly restorative for the mind and soul. Finding yourself lost in a foreign culture sometimes [...] Read More
As costs rise and health benefits decrease for mental health coverage, private payment for eating disorder treatment can be extremely costly. Internationally, there are a few key organizations that one can turn to for scholarship and financial assistance for treatment. Project HEAL Scholarships Project HEAL is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization that fundraises for individuals with [...] Read More
Symptoms of eating disorders present differently in males and females. Research has identified that the combination of several factors are associated with male eating disorders, including biological, psychological, and environmental components. Factors thought to contribute to the development of eating disorders in men consist of media idealization of highly chiseled, muscular men with extremely low [...] Read More
Eating disorders are no stranger to the collegiate population, with the transition to college being among the most stressful transitions for many individuals. For those who have other risk factors for eating disorders, the various stressors involved with the college transition can be enough to trigger the development of an eating disorder, like anorexia, bulimia [...] Read More
Eating disorders are a global issue, impacting countless people around the world, regardless of age, gender, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, or other such factors. Eating disorder professionals serve an important role in assisting sufferers as they work to find recovery and healing from a complex mental illness. The community of eating disorder professionals is diverse, [...] Read More
Stepping down from a leadership position to focus on eating disorder recovery is a brave and difficult choice to make. So, when do you know it’s time to step down and how should you do it? Making Recovery Your Priority Recovery and leadership can both be mentally and physically exhausting. It can be tough to [...] Read More
Eating disorder professionals who support individuals, families, and loved ones in the recovery process are fundamental for healing. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects about eating disorder professionals is the collaboration across disciplines that is essential for optimizing treatment approaches. This might include but is not limited to: Physicians (General Practitioners), Psychotherapists, Registered Dietitians, [...] Read More
The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) recently conducted their annual conference as part of their mission to provide education and training standards to healthcare treatment providers in the eating disorder community. Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2017 iaedp Symposium touched on a variety of topics intended for the international and multidisciplinary group [...] Read More
Contributor: Margherita Mascolo, MD, Medical Director, ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health When you, a loved one or a patient is struggling with an eating disorder it can be very overwhelming to sort through the different treatment options and levels of care to find the best treatment facility in order for them to [...] Read More
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