Tag Archives: Treatment

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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Self-Assessment of Orthorexia

Woman struggling with Binge Eating Disorder and Fertility Issues Orthorexia is an obsessive and unhealthy fixation with healthy eating. It is not listed as an official diagnosis or classified in the DSM-V. In 1998, the term “orthorexia” was coined. It is defined as “an obsession with proper or ‘healthful’ eating.” [1] What is Orthorexia An individual can become all-consumed with what to eat, how much [...]
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Signs I Have Bulimia?

Teen girl staring out a window thinking about bulimia Signs of Bulimia Typically, a person who is struggling with bulimia has a preoccupation with their weight. Often those with disordered eating behaviors, or an eating disorder, may struggle with being somewhat overweight and trying to lose the weight. The person may also have a fear of gaining weight or may start to talk obsessively [...]
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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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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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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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