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Zyprexa To Treat Anorexia

Zyprexa® is a drug that is marketed to treat psychosis. However, as with many other drugs, doctors noticed a side effect and thought it may be useful for other conditions. In the case of Zyprexa (generic: Olanzapine), the side effect seen in some patients was weight gain. The “other” condition was anorexia nervosa. How does …

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What Is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is used to treat a variety of eating disorders by using a combination of philosophical positions and interventions. The daily and ongoing dispute of stressful thoughts encouraged by REBT can be especially helpful when overcoming something as harmful as an eating disorder. So, what else can REBT teach someone recovering from …

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What Is A Residential Treatment Center?

People with an eating disorder are faced with an extremely tough journey to recovery. There are times when an eating disorder can make someone so ill, it can wind up requiring the person to go into inpatient care or a residential treatment center. Residential Treatment Center Eating disorders require specialized treatment that’s family focused and …

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What Are Your Options For Eating Disorder Treatments?

There are many questions to be answered when seeking recovery from an eating disorder – one of the most important is discovering what treatment options are available. In the following article, psychotherapy and prescription medication are explored as options. What is an eating disorder? An eating disorder is generally classified in one of six categories: …

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Yoga As Treatment For Anorexia Nervosa

Interest in using yoga as a treatment for anorexia nervosa springs from two observations: The first was that yoga gave a renewed sense of well-being and acted as a stress reducer. The second is that, while still a useful exercise, yoga is low-impact and “gentle” compared to traditional western exercise that focuses on building muscle …

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Using An Eating Disorder Workbook

One of the difficulties in therapy for eating disorders is getting the treatment where it needs to be – not only in the head of the patient, but in their mind when the harmful behavior arises. Therapists cannot be around all the time. They can’t sit next to you at the dinner table or prevent …

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How To Start An Eating Disorders Anonymous Group

There’s a straightforward plan on starting an Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) group available online, but before we cover that, there are a few issues you need to think about. The first is recognizing the real power of a support group comes from face to face interactions. There’s simply no substitute for telling your story to …

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How To Get An Anorexic Dog To Eat

Not eating in a dog can be caused by a variety of medical and emotional conditions, so before taking any action at all, you want to be sure there really is a problem that needs addressing. An otherwise healthy dog that refuses to eat for a day or two won’t be harmed by the experience, …

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How To Accept The Body You Have

Let’s face it. The pressure to have a perfect body is enormous in our society. Airbrushed and digitally manipulated photos of stick-thin models bombard us daily and reinforce one specific portrayal of “ideal” beauty. The problem is, most of us are just not built like those who grace the covers of magazines. Still, so many …

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Eating Disorder Recovery Programs: Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Treatment

Recovering from an eating disorder is an extremely difficult, lifelong process. Choosing the right recovery program is crucial to your success in staying healthy once you’ve overcome one of these dangerous, debilitating disorders. There are several treatment options available, including inpatient and outpatient programs. Understanding the difference between these two types of recovery programs will …

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