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Patient Initiated vs. Staff Initiated Discharge from Treatment

In a research study, researchers looked at people who did not complete treatment and compared them based on whether the patient or a staff member initiated the early termination of treatment. Results indicated significant differences between the group on personal characteristics, behaviors during treatment, and level of health at discharge.

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Get the Facts on Top Health Trends with Our New Infographic

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.

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The Risks of Diet Pill Abuse

Diet pill abuse is commonly seen in teenage girls and young women, and their use is on the rise. One study found that one in every five young adult women is using some form of diet pill. We take a look at the safety and side effects of diet pills.

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“Food Concocting” and Binge Eating Disorder

Food concocting is an addictive behavior that often correlates with binge eating disorder – itself a potentially deadly eating disorder (ED). Interestingly, nearly one in four patients who suffer from a binge eating disorder also concoct their food combinations. Most concoctors state that they feel depressed and shameful after engaging in this practice.

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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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Attitudes Toward Thinness and Emaciation

The intense fear of gaining weight and of losing that “perfect” body composition often leads anorexics to eat far too little and/or exercise too much – all in the hopes of maintaining an ultra-thin (often quite unhealthy) frame. A study was conducted that analyzed how anorexics define beauty and perceive body types.

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This is Your Brain on FOOD! New Research Looks at Brain Responses to Food

Studies have shown that the brain responds to food differently depending on where you may lie on the eating disorder spectrum. A new study compared the brains of anorexic, obese, extremely obese, and healthy individuals and the resulting brain activity when these groups were exposed to a variety of foods.

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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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New Gene Discovery Could Hold Promise for Early Detection of Mental Illness

Mental illnesses, including eating disorders, often don’t surface until the teenage years and show no warning signs that they are going to develop. Parents are typically caught off guard when their once healthy and happy child starts showing signs of a mental illness. Medical professionals have historically had no way to detect who will develop […]

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Food Disorders Treatment Requires More than Rewiring the Brain

Eating disorders are complex and can have many different causes. It’s not uncommon for an individual to have an eating disorder caused by multiple sociological, psychological and physiological factors. Some new research has a uncovered new potential physiological cause for eating disorders like compulsive overeating, anorexia and bulimia. The study, conducted by the University of […]

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