Treatment

Eating disorders are complex, and treatment may involve a team approach. Although the individual with an eating disorder may appear to be overly focused on food, body weight, and a refusal to eat, the actual issues go much deeper. It is important to work through the underlying concerns that have contributed to the person using their eating disorder as a coping strategy.

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How One Can Recover From Anorexia Nervosa- A Type Of Eating Disorder

Anorexia nervosa is mainly characterized by lack of food taking, emaciation, thinness but strong unwillingness to maintain a healthy weight. Many people with anorexia also have coexisting psychiatric and physical illnesses, including depression, anxiety, obsessive behavior, cardiovascular and neurological complications, and impaired physical development. So to recover from Anorexia, affected person should resort to some …

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How Self-Monitoring In Tackling Eating Disorder?

There are many therapeutic techniques that help people tackle their eating disorder. Self-monitoring is one of the most significant of them. It includes a range of activities that patients suffering from Anorexia, Bulimia or other eating disorders can learn to execute and keep track of in order to tackle their Eating Disorder. Self-monitoring includes activities …

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How To Prevent Eating Disorders In Children?

A child suffering from an eating disorder goes through immense emotional and physical turmoil. Though eating disorders (like anorexia and bulimia) are generally seen in adolescent women, but the seeds are often sown in their childhood. Many cases of pre-teens suffering from eating disorders have also been reported. These disorders however, can be prevented, if …

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International ED Resources

Australian Treatment Program for Bulimia Swinburne University is currently evaluating an online treatment for bulimia called Bulimia Online. The program has been developed in accordance with evidence based practice and reviewed by experts in the field. It includes 12 modules covering areas such as food monitoring, regular eating, self-esteem, mindfulness and body image. To be …

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Is There A Single Medication For Eating Disorders?

There is no magic pill for eating disorders. In fact, there is no specific medication used to treat any type of eating disorder. It requires a series of therapies, a caring support system, a good understanding of the illness, and a combination of drugs in order to completely heal a person with an eating disorder. …

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Is Your Treatment Integrated?

If not, it should be. What does that even mean? Dr. Kathryn Zerbe explains in her newest book, Integrated Treatment for Eating Disorders: Beyond the Body Betrayed. “Integrated treatment takes into account the biological, psychological, and cultural underpinnings of the eating disorder. It also means that clinicians who are involved in the treatment of a …

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I’ve Got This Friend…

Because so much of the holidays revolve around food, it isn’t just tricky for people with disordered eating. It’s also tough for family and friends to know how to navigate the holidays and the stress, triggers and tensions that inevitably occur. Ask Some people with eating disorders like to be praised for successful meals. If …

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Milkshakes Offers Treatment To Teens Suffering From Anorexia

Who says teenagers cannot have a good time while suffering from anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by extreme low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. The condition largely affects adolescent females, who make up more than 40 percent of all cases. As much as …

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Mirasol Uses Polarity Therapy

Polarity therapy is a form of energy healing that seeks to unblock energy fields within the body through gentle touch, rocking and point-specific touch. In a typical session, the practitioner assesses energy flow through palpation, observation and interview techniques. The results of Polarity Therapy can include profound relaxation, relief from hypertension and anxiety attacks and …

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New Clinical Trials Recruiting For People With Eating Disorders

Every so often, I provide information on clinical trials for this blog. Clinical trials are a great way to get access to potential treatments for Eating Disorders usually for free, plus you get the added benefit of contributing to research that will help others behind you. To find your own clinical trials, go to clinicaltrials.gov …

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