It’s happening right now! The 2014 NEDA conference, entitled “Thinking Big: Uniting Families & Professionals in the Fight Against Eating Disorders,” is bringing together researchers, clinicians, families and individuals in recovery from an eating disorder to share and learn.
by Rader Programs on Sep 25, 2014
An attitude of going through life alone is common among people who are struggling with an eating disorder. They often express feelings of shame and believe that those around them would not be considerate towards their illness. However, most families or friends are willing to help and become a support system.
by Rader Programs on Sep 16, 2014
In social eating situations, it is not uncommon for individuals recovering from eating disorders to feel anxiety, as well as a fear of being judged or losing control.
by Rader Programs on Jul 25, 2014
Children of mothers with histories of eating disorders are at higher risk of developing an eating disorder themselves at some point during their lives. In a new study, Stanford researchers will teach mothers and fathers how to adjust the information that they are currently teaching their children about food.
by Rader Programs on Jun 27, 2014
Magazine covers and television commercials abound feature celebrities with the promised secret to make your body resemble theirs. The reality is, putting together a healthy diet and exercise plan that works for your body and your lifestyle is a very individualized process that can’t be accomplished by a top ten article in your favorite magazine. Rader Programs presents you with the facts with our new infographic, Top Health Myths: Fact or Fad.
by Rader Programs on Jun 13, 2014
About 40% of our happiness is determined by us and us alone, according to one psychologist; and generally speaking, there are three types of happiness factors. Using this information in eating disorder treatments to deliver more effective outcomes is the goal. So how can a sense of self-control over one’s happiness level help to combat commonly-encountered eating disorder issues?
by Alisa Morrison - Alumni Coordinator on Jun 11, 2014
I usually meet people in the real pits of their disease, so when I start learning who they actually are it’s incredible to see the transformation. I had a mother say something that has never really left me. “I know my daughter is a monster right now, but just know she is my monster and I love her.” As I got to know the “monster” the more I saw the young lady, I knew the monster and what it was capable of. I lived the monster. I at one point was the monster.
by Alisa Morrison - Alumni Coordinator on Apr 14, 2014
The Biggest Loser finale was a few weeks ago and there is quite a lot to say about it. The show has already been under fire about making weight loss a competitive sport, and ignoring medically safe weight loss recommendations. When the newest winner Rachel Frederickson stepped out there was a mix of concern, and […]
by Rader Programs on Mar 14, 2014
Eating disorder treatment is the first step to recovery, but it is not the end. Follow-up treatment is essential for relapse prevention and to catch and treat relapse. Relapse during recovery is common. Approximately one-third of people fluctuate between recovery and relapse, according to the Eating Disorder Coalition. Eating Disorder Victoria estimates that 15 to 25 percent of […]
by Rader Programs on Mar 07, 2014
Recently, therapists and health care professionals have begun to examine the complex web of factors that influence eating disorders. These go far beyond the genetics and personality of the patient and include the influence of the interpersonal environment where the person lives. Researchers are just beginning to look at eating disorder treatment and prevention through […]