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How Does Body Image Influence Eating Disorder Development in Teenagers?

Body image influences almost everyone at some point in their lives, if not constantly throughout their lives. It’s how a person sees themselves; do you see yourself as tall? Short? Pretty? Ugly? Skinny? Important to developing eating disorders – “fat?” As children enter into adolescence, they go through several different physical and emotional changes. During

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Treating Anorexia Nervosa

Eating disorder therapists rely primarily on cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical therapy and family-based therapy as anorexia nervosa treatment modalities. Recent research indicates that interpersonal therapy can also help clients in residential anorexia nervosa treatment centers by focusing on how they develop and manage interpersonal relationships. For example, clients in anorexia nervosa recovery typically describe having

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Anorexia Nervosa From Admission to Aftercare

When someone gets diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, they are often at beginning of a very long and arduous recovery process. As a complex mental health disorder, anorexia nervosa needs specialized treatment to overcome, and a consistent commitment to recovery. However, recovery is possible with the right aftercare steps in place and a good support system

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Four Steps To Help Get Ready for Eating Disorder Treatment

Residential treatment for eating disorders like bulimia nervosa, ARFID, OSFED, or anorexia nervosa comes in many varieties.They can range from virtual programs (spurred on by the COVID pandemic and resulting social distancing protocols) to in-person day treatment to partial hospitalization. However, although the programs often differ greatly in their scope, incoming clients should be ready

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NEDA Week 2022 Is Here!

Once a year, the eating disorder treatment community comes together to advance awareness, build consensus, and further the cause of recovery. During this National Eating Disorder Awareness week, Rosewood Ranch is proud to back the EDC and other organizations’ attempts to make eating disorder recovery more accessible, more inclusive, and more effective. To celebrate NEDA

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Spotting the Difference Between a Diet and an Eating Disorder

Among those who haven’t been educated about eating disorders, there is a lingering misperception that engaging in eating disorder behaviors is a lifestyle choice, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are a few similarities between a person having an eating disorder and lifestyle choices like dieting and weight-loss programs, but there are

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The Basics of ARFID

What Is ARFID? ARFID (also known asavoidant/restrictive food intake disorder), is a mental health illness recently included in the DSM-V in which a person will compulsively avoid eating certain types of food or entire food groups. In severe cases, they are not able to eat enough to meet their body’s energy and nutritional needs. Unlike

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What Are the Causes and Signs of Eating Disorders in Young Adults?

While eating disorders can affect people at any age, they most commonly begin in adolescence. Individuals as young as 10 have shown symptoms of the disorder. Many contributing factors can spur the development of eating disorders early in adolescence. One of the most obvious is the incidence of puberty, which results in dramatic changes to

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