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November 21, 2022
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Time to Act

You cannot think your way into an eating disorder, nor can you think your way out of it. The progression of the illness, as well as the recovery process, requires action. Thanks to years of dedicated research in the field and the study of treatment outcomes, it has been shown that eating disorders are a result of multi-dimensional factors, including both genetic and environmental. Often, there are deep, underlying emotional issues at play in their…
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November 17, 2022
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Greek Life: How Sororities Can Support Members with Eating Disorders

Sorority girls and frat boys. The words often evoke a visceral reaction. Whether it’s the media, those not involved in “Greek life,” or those who are or have been involved, there’s a reaction one way or the other that makes writing about these groups an interesting and delicate experience. Whatever side of the coin you fall on, the reality is that sorority and fraternity life is a staple for millions of U.S. college students. It…
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November 14, 2022
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Reasons for Recovery: What I Learned from My Eating Disorder and Eating Disorder Recovery Process

Let me introduce myself: I’m Sandra. I am 27 years old, and I am currently in recovery from an eating disorder. This blog post won’t be about my struggles with an eating disorder, because I don’t believe that sharing the details of my illness helps anyone, but I’ll give a brief recap to provide some background. I was 16 years old when I was diagnosed with an eating disorder and after my diagnosis I spent…
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November 10, 2022
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Ethics in Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorder clinicians are guided by ethics to ensure the best for every patient that comes into their care. In general, ethics help clinicians determine appropriate clinical decisions and behavior. They provide a compass for what is “right” and what is “wrong,” although determining that is not usually so simple. Treatment providers will encounter a variety of moral dilemmas in their careers, and ethics can provide a general framework for navigating these situations. In this…
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October 17, 2022
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Exploring the Role of Psychiatric Care for Eating Disorder Treatment

Being serious mental health disorders that can have severe mental and physical health consequences, eating disorders often require extensive psychiatric treatment. This extends beyond the role of therapy; although psychologists and recovery coaches are essential parts of treatment, psychiatric intervention is common in eating disorder treatment. Treatment is also not limited to the stereotype of an eating disorder patient. Eating disorders can take their toll on people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds.…
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