Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that is used to treat mental health conditions to include eating disorders. It works to help individuals learn healthy, adaptive ways to regulate emotions, analyze and restructure behaviors that are a result of emotional dysregulation and focuses on increasing mindfulness, and tolerate distress . It’s Origins [...] Read More
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice that has been used for decades to treat mental health conditions and more recently, eating disorders. Initially, it was designed for the treatment of depression and anxiety but is currently used more widely with other mental issues. CBT: What It Is There are three phases of treatment [...] Read More
Recovery happens over a duration of years. It can be a challenge to enter real-life after treatment to overcome an eating disorder. Signs of Relapse Eating disorder relapse can be a slow progression. It may begin with fleeting thoughts of food, dieting, or weight. Being dishonest with the treatment team, or a fear that you [...] Read More
Contributed by Staff of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Typically ARFID is considered a disorder that affects children and adolescents, but it also affects adults. Picky eating can turn into Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and can affect a person at any age or developmental level. It can lead to weight loss, nutritional deficiencies, [...] Read More
So many of the traditions that make this time of year special involve the one thing that creates anxiety and turmoil for those in recovery – food. After all, Thanksgiving’s entire purpose is to commemorate a 3-day feast shared by the Pilgrims and Native Americans. Food plays a huge role in the traditions we keep [...] Read More
It is never easy to acknowledge the necessity for residential treatment when you are struggling with an eating disorder. The thought of leaving your life and loved ones to attend treatment is scary and becomes even more difficult around the holidays. At this time, it may be tempting to wait until after the holidays to [...] Read More
Seasonal depression is more than just feeling tired when winter sets in. Shorter daylight and the start of fall and winter can trigger seasonal affective disorder for many individuals. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depressive disorder that occurs from fall/winter until spring time. Approximately 5% of individuals in the United States [...] Read More
Vacations are an exciting adventure to plan and to anticipate. Being able to plan and know what to prepare for around the holiday season can help you in your recovery process. Often holidays mean gathering with family, friends, and attending multiple parties. It can be stressful when approaching this for the first time when working [...] Read More
Weighing one’s self can be a burden to those who have an eating disorder. It can be an obsession, a compulsion, or a way to track success or failure. Being able to let go of the scale in treatment and recovery can be a rewarding benefit. Gravity is Vital Weight stabilizes throughout your life. Our [...] Read More
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