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Eating Disorders Treatment

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Treatment for Eating Disorders Part 1 – The Initial Steps

Eating disorders are some of the most frequently diagnosed mental health conditions.  Although many people associate them with adolescent and young adult females, they actually impact a much greater demographic.  Eating disorder therapists and treatment facilities see a wide range of individuals, including males of various ages and backgrounds, middle-aged women, athletes, and even children. …

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‘Love Hormone’ May Help Those Battling Addiction

Developing close and loving bonds between family members is important to a child’s well-being and development. It seems obvious that a loving relationship between parent and child creates a healthy and happy environment, but the latest research is telling us just how important this can be for a child’s future. Being loved and shown affection …

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Eating Disorders Part 2 – Residential or Day Treatment?

If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder – or symptoms that strongly suggest you may have one – treatment is crucial to your health and well-being.  In severe cases, it may even save your life. In Part 1, the initial steps toward getting help were discussed.  This second part covers …

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Treating an Eating Disorder with Medication

There are several common treatments for bulimia and anorexia. Some find cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helpful, while others require nutritional counseling. Many patients are also being prescribed medication to help them cope with the obsessive thoughts, anxiety, and depression that comes along with disordered eating. Antidepressants are commonly known to treat symptoms of depression. Doctors …

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“Anna Rexia” Costume Angers Eating Disorder Community

Eating disorder experts often express frustration at the lack of awareness and understanding about the serious nature of the diseases among the general public. Many people still mistakenly believe that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice, one preferred by those who are vain or fussy about their appearance. As discussed on ABCNews, there is clear …

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Court Finds CA Health Insurance Providers Must Cover Anorexia Treatment

The 9th U.S. District Circuit Court of Appeals in August determined that Blue Shield of California is required to cover a policyholder’s inpatient treatment of her severe diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. The court made the decision based on the fact that California insurance providers are obligated under the state’s mental health parity law to cover …

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