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Eating Disorders Treatment

The Importance of Multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Treatment

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Even though each recovery journey is unique, more than three decades in this field has revealed a single best practice that I believe can benefit every eating disordered individual -- a multidisciplinary treatment team.

What I've Learned About Eating Disorders and Teenage Boys

Lois Metzger | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lois Metzger

The lures are everywhere -- all the billboards and trailers featuring abs and pecs and glutes. Many boys start out wanting to achieve physical perfection and then spiral down into full-blown eating disorders.

Binge Eating Disorder: Four Things You Should Know About This Very Real Eating Disorder

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

The eating disorders treatment community is hopeful that this new recognition of binge eating disorder as a valid, diagnosable illness will help the general public better understand the seriousness of BED and seek help as appropriate.

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.

Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) Explained

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Individuals with EDNOS experience severe disturbances in their eating behaviors -- such as extreme reduction of food intake, overeating, or purging -- and often have feelings of extreme distress or concern about body weight or shape.

Protecting Eating Disorders Recovery During the Holiday Season, Part 2: Advice for Friends and Family

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

This advice seeks to help friends and family understand the unique needs of someone recovering from an eating disorder and be champions for sustainable recovery during the holiday season.

Protecting Eating Disorders Recovery During the Holiday Season, Part I

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

From Halloween through New Year's Day, gatherings can tend to feel like a constant focus is placed on food, and the food served isn't often the healthiest of options. For some, being surrounded by comfort foods and sweets can make eating in moderation a difficult task.

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.

Comorbid Diagnoses: When Other Illnesses Occur Alongside an Eating Disorder

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Understanding how comorbid conditions are intertwined with an eating disorder, and treating both the eating disorder and co-occurring illness -- is critical to lasting recovery.

How I Accidently Became a 'Lovatic'

Becca Fritz | Posted 09.23.2012 | Teen
Becca Fritz

Demi has done something few celebrities have done -- she has not only publically addressed her struggles, but makes a point of continuing to talk about them in the hopes of helping others.

7 Tips for Finding a Quality Eating Disorder Treatment Program

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

If you want help recovering from your eating disorder, it can be hard to decide which treatment center to go to. Here are some tips that will help you make the best choice.

Eating Disorders in Athletes

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Experts generally agree that certain categories of athletics place these high-achieving individuals at a greater risk for developing anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS).

Families Don't Cause Eating Disorders, But Can Be Critical to Lasting Eating Disorders Recovery

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Regardless of an individual's stage in the recovery process, there are some meaningful strategies that families can employ to help support a loved one as he or she confronts and combats his or her eating disorder.

Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Older Women Increases as Awareness Grows

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

When it comes to eating disorders, the conventional wisdom -- or the belief that anorexia, bulimia and other related disorders are a "teenage girl's disease" -- isn't so wise. In fact, it's just plain wrong.

Surviving Anorexia

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Amalia Negreponti

I used the iron will and discipline anorexia had given me, to master myself. To become one of those who survived the illness. Who beat it.

It's Brutal Honesty Time

Rita Schiano | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

For years I've written, spoke, taught and trained about the importance of understanding one's self-worth. I even coined the phrase that self-worth is one element of the equation that makes for self-esteem: Self-confidence plus self-worth equals self-esteem.

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?

The Truth Behind Common Eating Disorder Myths

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Despite rising awareness among the general population and health care professionals alike, misconceptions about eating disorders, which have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, remain pervasive.

Parents Are First Line of Defense Against Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Understanding the most common warning signs of eating disorders in college students is critical to facilitating an appropriate intervention. Parents should be vigilant for five common indicators their son or daughter may have an eating disorder or could be at risk for developing one.

What Your Family Tree Can Tell You About Your Eating Disorder Risk

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 02.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

It's not uncommon for individuals to consult their family trees to evaluate their predisposition to various illnesses. But a disease that tends to be absent from the checklist of dangerous and highly-inheritable illnesses to look for in family medical histories is eating disorders.

Eating Disorders Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 01.22.2012 | Parents
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Parents seeking eating disorders treatment for their children face a distinctive set of uncertainties, and candid answers to these questions are likely to provide some much-needed clarity for families in a time of incredible stress.

Eating Disorders: When Is It Time To Seek Help?

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Eating disorders are incredibly difficult for individuals to successfully treat themselves. To achieve lasting recovery, expert intervention may be a necessary and life-saving pursuit.

Eating Disorders: How to Recover

Melinda Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melinda Hutchings

Anorexia stole five years of my teenage-hood. These were years I should have been dating, going to parties, applying for university and setting future...

Maudsley Method: Why the New Study on Eating Disorders Scares People

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

Lives are at stake here. If there are improvements to be found and those offer a challenge to the status quo, that is a fair price to pay.

New Study On The Maudsley Method For Treating Eating Disorders

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aimee Liu

Unlike traditional approaches to treating eating disorders, the Maudsley method "says we don't think the parents are to blame for the problem," Dr. Le Grange said. "We think they're part of the solution."