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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A Lasting Cure For Eating Disorders

Once a person is diagnosed with an eating disorder, the initial priority is to cure the physical symptoms. After the physiologic imbalance has been treated, the doctor must ensure that any relapses to the previous state are avoided. That is why the main treatment for eating disorders (and other psychological illnesses for that matter) is …

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A Seesaw Of Hopelessness

It was first thought that individuals who have eating disorder and drug addiction will have to undergo substance abuse rehabilitation first then eating disorder next. This approach however proves to be ineffective. What will happen is just a seesaw. Once, addiction is treated and the person is now under treatment for eating disorder, there is …

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Addressing Eating Disorder Problems-Eating Disorder Associations

Eating Disorders are considered a social problem in addition to eating disorders being a physical and psychological problem. Eating disorder associations address the problem and the members of these associations are parents, former patients and medical professionals. The parent body of all eating disorder associations in the U.S. is the National Eating Disorder Association. It …

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After The Intake Assessment

I wish I had known that as relieved as I felt that my daughter was finally getting a thorough intake assessment, I had no idea for how draining and painful it would be for her for a few days. Imagine taking 2-3 hours focusing on your worse enemy. How much you hate her. How much …

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Anorexia Nervosa Can Be Treated

For years, we have relied on psychiatric therapies to help cure different eating disorders. But even after all these treatments, full recovery from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia still cannot be guaranteed. Then comes neuroplasticity, the thing that researchers claim to be the treatment for various eating disorders. Neuroplasticity works on the principle that …

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Anti Epileptic Drugs Potential Eating Disorder Treatment

Several antiepileptic drugs are playing an emerging role in management of some eating disorders, according to researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and the Lindner Center of HOPE. Many AEDs have effects on neural systems that are important in regulating eating and weight control, the authors say. Topiramate, along with zonisamide and felbamate, are …

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Assisting The Healing Of Eating Disorders

The first step in healing an eating disorder is by seeking help. Healing eating disorders includes healing the mind and the body of a patient. Eating disorders are the result of low self esteem and flawed perceptions of perfect body proportions. Once the mind is cleansed of these incorrect notions of one’s self worth and …

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Beat Out Food Disorders Safely

FOOD disorders are a global problem that affected almost all nations in this planet. To solve this problem many patients resort to diet to lose weight and get back to their normal healthy size. However, many patients who engage in diet to beat out food disorders end up in hospital since they have not done …

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Clinical Trial Participants Needed

Why participate in a clinical trial or research study? A couple of reasons – first, you might get treatment costs covered, or at a greatly reduced price. Second, you can contribute the body of knowledge about eating disorders and be part of the future success in helping men and women heal. Here are two you …

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Clinical Trials For Eating Disorders

We have talked about the possibility of getting affordable treatments and one of the ways I haven’t talked about is participating in a clinical trial. Some are only for local residents, while others will pay for transportation and lodging as well. Most importantly, you are generally receiving some form of medical evaluation and perhaps treatment …

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Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

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