Five Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment

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Five Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment From the American Psychiatric Association Guidelines for Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders Outpatient: Others are able to provide emotional support and structure. Patient lives near a treatment setting Fair-good motivation Self-sufficient Can manage compulsive exercise through self-control Can greatly reduce incidents of purging in an unstructured […]

Eating Disorders in Older Women on the Rise

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“I can’t participate in the practicum,” Judith Shaw told her yoga instructor. She was training to become an instructor herself, but she had fallen and broken her pubic bone. “You’re going to continue to break bones if you don’t feed yourself,” the instructor told her. For Shaw, that was the moment. After a 15-year battle, […]

How We Incorporate Yoga and Meditation in Eating Disorder Recovery

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In conjunction with traditional psychotherapy and medical nutrition therapy, here is how yoga and meditation is intertwined in your healing process: The Eight Limbs of Yoga or Eight Fold Path The first book to systematize the practice of yoga was the classic treatise the Yoga Sutras (or Aphorisms) of Patanjali dating from 200 B.C. The […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

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What will be your story now today its something far inside hurts your body close your eyes and i’ll bring you back to here you are my own sinking ship Cause everyday the current shifts – Good Ole War, My Sinking Ship Sometimes I can’t find the words to describe my inner rants when I […]

Eating Disorders: When Is it Time to Seek Help?

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By: Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS My hope is that my posts to date have emphasized at least two things about eating disorders: They’re complex mental illnesses with biological, psychological and social implications for an individual’s health and wellness; and because of this complexity, they tend to be the deadliest mental illnesses. Taken together, […]

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders – Mother & Daughter Reunions: The Holidays

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Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders (A series of articles dedicated to nurturance) How do a mother’s own attitudes toward herself get passed to her children? Girls naturally identify with their mothers and this identification can become disturbed when a mother acts in ways that are destructive and lack self respect. When the issue is specific […]

Fed Up!

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Are you tired of thinking about food let alone talking about food and it’s focus in your life? I can imagine that you feel fed up, both physically and mentally. This may be because your story is masked by the over emphasis on food in your life. This statement is not meant to minimize the […]

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

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This week I was in my local branch of Boots (for US readers, Boots is a chemist’s that sells really delicious lunch foods) queuing to pay for some divine bubble bath when I overheard a conversation between two people in front of me. The guy (super camp, very thin and tall, clearly very into his […]

Too Much Of A Good Thing: From EXERCISE TO EMERGENCY!

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Is there such thing as too much exercise? Let’s explore the fine line between a healthy habit and a deadly obsession. Kristin Seifried hit the gym after dinner. The young man at the front desk greeted her by name, gave her a big grin, and commented that she was their “best client.” Seifried was there […]

Introducing Renee Hinkins – Local Licensed Professional Counselor

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Depression, anxiety, addictions, or eating disorders are a few things that many women may have to deal with in their lifetime. If you or someone you love is dealing with something within, you can turn to Renee Steiner Hinkins, a licensed professional counselor with national certification and a psychotherapist that practices in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. […]