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During the last several years, the public has become more aware of the many types of eating disorders and how they affect different individuals. Eating disorders, however, have primarily been associated with teens and young women. Conditions such as binge eating, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa can affect elderly individuals as well. There are several ways eating…

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Binge eating disorder recovery relies on the appropriate kind of treatment for the individual. With so many choices out there, how is the family or friends of an individual with an eating disorder going to find the right binge eating treatment center? While there is no particular eating disorder treatment center that is right for…

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Without anorexia nervosa treatment, the constant restriction of food and other disordered habits can take a toll on the mind and body. All the tissues in the brain and body start to suffer the effects of malnutrition, as they are unable to get the nutrients they need to survive. As a result, eating disorders can…

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When people have binge eating disorder, they feel compelled to overeat and cannot control their intake of food. They may feel it is impossible to stop eating and experience great shame as a result of their disordered thoughts and habits. This may delay binge eating recovery considerably as loved ones are not able to fully…

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Senior Director of West Coast Clinical Programming Kelly Souza, MA, PsyD has been working in the field of mental health for the past 14 years in various settings. In this week’s blog post, Dr. Souza shares about marijuana use and eating disorders. Marijuana use has become an increasingly important element of eating disorder identification and…

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The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) classifies anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders as serious and viable mental illnesses requiring the same rigorous, evidence-based therapies used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder and even schizophrenia. Unfortunately, eating disorders are not always considered a mental illness based on stereotypes characterizing individuals (especially women) who appear to be…

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While in eating disorder treatment, patients must work with their care team to overcome social isolation while becoming recovered. Addressing this issue helps promote healing in recovery and builds the social support patients need. Social isolation occurs for many reasons and can be difficult to resolve in a short period of time. For this reason,…

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People with binge eating disorder can greatly benefit from attending treatment programs that use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as a core element. This therapeutic approach helps with emotional regulation and management using a combination of psychotherapy and skill-building activities. Each therapy session provides patients with validation and helps them address their biggest challenges. While undergoing…

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As people acquire care at eating disorder recovery centers, they build the coping skills they will need to remain recovered after graduation. With these tools, they can withstand the stresses of daily life without relying on disordered thoughts and behaviors as coping mechanisms. They are also better able to stay resilient in recovery from eating…

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Conventional Wisdom tells us 1 in 10 people with eating disorders are male, but data suggests 25% of diagnosable cases occur in males.  Unfortunately, the under reporting is likely a result of stigma, lack of sensitivity and detection, and gendered perceptions of eating and dieting. The lower occurrence of eating disorders in males may, however, also…

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