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Eating Disorder Treatment

Worried Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder? How to Talk About It

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Many parents have wondered whether their teen has an eating disorder and it's often not easy to tell. Eating disorders tend to develop gradually and the signs and symptoms are often vague. There's no telltale rash or fever and, the truth is, people with eating disorders can be quite sly and secretive -- which can be a hallmark of adolescence in general.

Take One Step Forward for Male Eating Disorders

Brian Cuban | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Cuban

Male body image stereotypes are powerful. Men are strong. Men are leaders. Men don't complain about fat days. Men certainly don't stick their fingers down their through and purge their meals. Men don't starve themselves. Yet men are doing it. They are doing it in alarming numbers.

The Life Out Loud: Yoga for Eating Disorders

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Yoga had helped her to heal. At the same time, Chelsea Roff was courageous in disapproving of the body-consciousness that modern Western yoga fosters, in its advertising of sleek, lithe, muscular forms, and the peer pressure felt in many studios to have "the perfect yoga body."

Why Adult Women Suffer From Eating Disorders

Posted 07.30.2013 | OWN

For a growing number of women, anorexia and bulimia aren't just teenage problems. By Michelle Konstantinovsky Janice Bremis was stunned th...

The Issue Affecting More Men Than Ever

Christina Huffington | Posted 02.21.2013 | Women

Whether it's the death of an anorexic model or allegations of drug use and extreme dieting, the fashion industry is no stranger to eating disorder con...

The Role of Values in Eating Disorders Treatment

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Eating disorders are phobic disorders; therefore, we have to challenge the phobia and support patients in confronting their fears. To do so, we must find something they value more than their eating disorder, something that's so important to them that it overrides this anxiety.

Battling Bulimia: An Open Letter

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

I know you're bulimic because I've felt your pain and I've suffered your story. Then again, I also know what life is like on the other side -- but only because I sought help.

New Eating Disorder Book Helps Young Girl

Darryl Roberts | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Darryl Roberts

Recently, a woman called me to tell me how her daughter was doing great recovering from an eating disorder with the help of a book called 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, by Carolyn Costin. The woman wanted me to pass the news along to the author.

Helping Your Teen With Eating and Body Image

Andrea Wachter | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Andrea Wachter

Many young girls struggle with food and weight issues and too many young girls develop full-blown eating disorders. Here are some tips for you:

PHOTOS: First Of Its Kind Eating Disorder Center Opens

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 06.27.2012 | Denver

"I lost 65 pounds one month," Diana Milne, 57, said. The same statement might be said for so-called "miracle diets" with men and women standing pr...

Psychotherapy: What Works?

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Herzog

There is no "one-fits-all" psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa, and new patients don't open the door of the therapist's office bright-eyed, cheerful, and eager for treatment.

The Good News About Treating Eating Disorders

Los Angeles Times | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

April Dunlap was 17 and weighed 165 pounds when she began a diet and exercise regimen. After three months, the 5-foot-5 teen had lost the 20 pounds sh...

Moving From an Eating Disorder's Half-Life to Your Full Life

Aimee Liu | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Aimee Liu

What happens to people with anorexia or bulimia who don't get treatment -- or who don't get enough of the right treatment?

Eating Disorders: The Recovery Process Is Key

Melinda Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melinda Hutchings

The more widespread eating disorders become, the more we need to advocate that recovery is possible and raise awareness of the process it entails.

Living With Anorexia Nervosa (VIDEO)

TV360 | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder, becoming more and more prevalent around the Western world. Despite patients' stance that this disorder ...

If We Treated Any Other Illness This Way, it Would be Malpractice

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

Imagine a deadly, but treatable, illness where the "experts" refused to use their own science. Welcome to eating disorder treatment in 2010.