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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Denver Opens New InPatient Center For Children, Teens And Adults With ED

A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that hospitalizations for children with eating disorders are on the rise, that approximately 0.5 percent of adolescent girls in the United States have anorexia, and that 1 to 2 percent meet diagnostic criteria for bulimia. To address this growing trend, Eating Recovery Center (, a …

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Disturbing Photo Contest Part 2

After reading a few comments about the photo contest, I almost took down the post. But I’m not. Maybe the powers-that-be on the site will, and if they choose to do so, that’s ok. I completely agree with the idea that all of us who write about eating disorders know there is an audience of …

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Do You Love Yourself?

I know therapy is expensive, but don’t let money be a reason you don’t get help for your eating disorder. 12 Step groups are all free, and have meetings around the clock online and in person around the world. Bibliotherapy is another free or inexpensive way to get help. Bibliotherapy is a fancy way of …

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Drumming As Therapy For Eating Disorders

“I feel connected to the inside and outside like I haven’t in a long time. Playing the drums was like speaking words I was holding back. I was absolutely free from the eating disorder for a whole hour.” African drummer and researcher at St. Paul Hospital in Canada has been using drums as a form …

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Eating Disorder Books To Consider:

Breaking the Spell of Binge-Eating: A Road to Balance in Your Life In this European bestseller, Kortink, a spiritual psychotherapist from the Netherlands, has created a unique system for the effective treatment of binge eating as well as other eating disorders. Having suffered from bulimia herself, she combines cognitive behavioral therapy with mindfulness techniques, creative …

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ED As An Addiction: Family Intervention

This may seem like the zillionth time we’ve talked about whether or not eating disorders are an addiction, but the discussion has revolved around how the perception affected treatment. As you may remember, I found Twelve-Step groups to be helpful in my own recovery. But, as I have been reading more about the group Rational …

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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Exercise For Anorexics

According to the EFT philosophy negative emotions are the result of a disrupted energy balance of the body. Negative feelings arising out low self esteem, anxiety and unresolved emotional issues are generally responsible for eating disorders like anorexia. This implies that a disrupted energy balance could be giving rise to these negative feelings, therefore if …

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Fighting Insurance Companies

Experts agree that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate amongst mental illnesses. If that’s so, why do insurance companies fight so hard to deny coverage for ED treatment? Mostly because there are no easy (i.e inexpensive and fast) treatments. A recent CBS 2 report looked at the issue, specifically focusing on cases in Illinois. …

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Great Yoga Poses For People With Eating Disorders

Here’s a new fact: Yoga can help overcome eating disorders. It can solve two of the most common causes of eating disorders, which are depression and low self-esteem. This eliminates the necessity to undergo constant therapies or take in numerous antidepressants. Amazing, isn’t it? But here’s the question: What yoga poses should a person with …

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How Lime Can Improve Your Appetite

Like many other fruits, lime is an incredible way to help regain an appetite. Lime is especially used in helping to treat those who suffer from anorexia. Since it is a natural and stable treatment, it is favored over many other types of treatments. Sprinkling a little bit of ginger or the lime (cut into …

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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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