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National Eating Disorder Association Conference

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.

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Virtual Reality to Help Eating Disorder Therapy

A new treatment option for eating disorders and other body image related problems involves the use of virtual reality. Individuals are able to face food and body image related fears in a safe environment and with lower activation of the stress hormones that would be released in a real life situation.

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3 Types of Happy and What They Mean for Eating Disorder Treatment

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?

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Common Amongst Individuals with Eating Disorders

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is quite common amongst individuals with eating disorders, and there are many theories behind this apparent correlation. A three-phase treatment guideline created by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies helps provide enhanced therapy and recovery results for those impacted by PTSD.

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Body Image Interventions Should be Focus of Psychotherapy Efforts

An effective treatment regimen for any eating disorder must utilize a multi-dimensional approach to wellness. Psychological treatment and support, nutritional counseling, medical evaluations, exercise routines, and laboratory diagnostics all contribute to a 360-degree treatment philosophy.

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How Caregiver Distress Levels Affect Eating Disorders

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 […]

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Eating Disorders Complications: The Not-So-Fun Facts

So you want to know about eating disorders? Let me guess you have been lurking on websites in your private time because—god forbid—someone see you “researching”. Whether it be a Pro Ana/Mia site or a Google self-test, only you know the motives behind this. I know when I was “researching” it was “top secret.” What […]

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Eating Disorder Recovery and Stress

Stress is such a challenge to manage. But I think there is such a thing as “good stress.” I think all stress can be good stress if you know how to manage it. Learning how to manage stress while recovering from an eating disorder can be especially difficult. When I used to get really stressed the […]

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An old friend from high school called me yesterday, quite upset. He was almost crying and said he thinks his wife of fifteen years needs to get help for anorexia and bulimia. He asked me what he should do? “Well,” I asked, “how long has she been struggling with it?” “I believe since we were married,” he said. […]

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Compulsive Overeating: I Can’t Believe I Ate the Whole Thing

Food. What is it? Or more importantly, what does it mean to you? What does it represent? Since the beginning of time, food has been something that represents a union or bond with people. It is what has been seen in history as a sign of richness and luxury,  and separated the wealthy from the poor. It […]

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