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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Study Shows Testosterone Could Prevent Eating Disorders

According to a latest study the male sex hormone testosterone has shown signs that it can prevent eating disorders. The research conducted by the Michigan University shows possibilities that biological factors could play vital roles in eating disorders not just social influences. Based on the six-year study conducted on 538 set of twins they found …

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Talk Therapy Covered Less By Insurance

In a recent article in the New York Times, Dr. Donald Levin, a psychiatrist in Pennsylvania talks about his changing practice. When he started practicing psychiatry, he reated 50 to 60 patients in once- or twice-weekly talk-therapy sessions of 45 minutes each. Now, like many of his peers, he treats 1,200 people in mostly 15-minute …

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Three Months Of Free Treatment Being Awarded

Birmingham, AL, April 08, 2011 –(– For the second year in a row, Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is providing a comprehensive eating disorder treatment to those most in need through partnership with the Manna Scholarship Fund. Together, Manna and Magnolia Creek will award 90 days worth of treatment to a qualified, needy …

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Treating Eating Disorders By Oneself

The biggest part of self help for eating disorders is seeking help. Recognizing the problem oneself and changing to a healthy lifestyle is the best thing that a patient can do to overcome an eating disorder. Other self help methods to overcome eating disorders are to learn from various resources available in libraries and online. …

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Treatment For Eating Disorder

For eating disorders, some psychological and medicinal treatments are effective. Treating Anorexia Nervosa (a type of eating disorder developing from lack of food taking) involves three components: 1. restoring the person to a healthy weight; 2. treating the psychological issues related to the eating disorder; and 3. reducing or eliminating behaviors or thoughts that lead …

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When Good Care Is Hard To Find

Madeline, 15, lives in a hospital in Sydney, Australia, away from her friends and family. Her parents, who live in Dubai, were forced to send her there when she began losing one kilogramme a week. “There was nothing here for her,” her mother, Sarah, said. “I want to be around her but we need to …

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Yoga And Eating Disorders

Just when you thought that cognitive behavioral therapy is the only solution to overcome eating disorders, here comes another alternative treatment to eating disorders that you would never have thought of before–yoga. I used to think that yoga is simply a great way to relax the mind and the body, and at the same time …

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Yoga And Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are often the result of negative body image that women are manipulated into adopting. Thin has long been considered ideal, with no regard to health and more emphasis on physical appearance. Yoga is being considered as one of the treatments in fighting eating disorders. This is because yoga helps develop positive body image, …

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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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