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Posts Tagged ‘eating disorder treatment’

By On September 19th, 2018

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is effective for less-recognized eating disorders

Most people are aware of the most common eating disorders – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. However, not every person living with clinically significant disordered eating fit into these categories. There is a wide variety of eating disorder subtypes, such as atypical anorexia nervosa, purging disorder, and subthreshold bulimia nervosa, and there…

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By On August 8th, 2018

VR Technology May Bridge The Gap In Eating Disorder Treatment

For someone with an eating disorder, even the most innocuous activities can be dread-inducing. Going out to eat, shopping at the mall, or showing up at events can feel like nightmares brought to life, as those with eating disorders are forced to confront their triggers face-to-face. This is why a common part of the most…

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By On July 23rd, 2018

Brain stimulation system shows promise in treating severe anorexia

Researchers say they may have found a way to treat the most severe cases of anorexia be connecting electrodes to very specific areas of the brain. Before you go imagining old “electro-shock” therapies you’ve seen in horror movies, this system is discreet and non-painful. It requires placing electrodes inside the brain connected to a small…

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By On May 14th, 2018

Is virtual reality the future of eating disorder treatment?

Eating disorders have always been notoriously hard to treat, with many people requiring inpatient treatment, long-term counseling, and potentially medication to eventually achieve recovery. However, a new report suggests that eating disorder treatment could one day utilize virtual reality (VR) to more effectively treat individuals in safe, controlled environments. The report is the result of…

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By On January 25th, 2018

LGBTQ people face unique eating disorder risks

While awareness of eating disorders has grown over the past decade, many groups vulnerable to eating disorders still get overlooked because they don’t fit the stereotype. Young, heterosexual, white women now have wider access to treatment, and face less stigma when openly talking about their eating disorders. Meanwhile, men, people of color, and especially LGBTQ+…

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By On December 15th, 2017

National Eating Disorder Association awards $50,000 grant to develop eating disorder treatment app

People seeking treatment for an eating disorder run into an alarming number of roadblocks, detours, and complications on their way to recovery. Many encounter physicians who are poorly trained and underequipped to properly recognize and treat these disorders. Even worse, a significant number of people don’t respond to the currently available treatment methods. Researchers from…

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By On November 6th, 2017

What does “full recovery” from an eating disorder actually look like?

When you talk to survivors of eating disorders, there is a recurring theme. Many say they will “always be recovering,” while others say, “every day is a battle.” Even years after their worst times, survivors live with the knowledge that a relapse could happen at any time. Of course, these words can sound very disheartening…

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