What is the best treatment at any given time when recovering from an eating disorder? This is one of the great questions providers, clients, and families alike struggle to answer.
We know there are significant scientifically based therapies that deliver positive outcomes, including weight restoration and behavior cessation. In fact, The Emily Program incorporates these therapies in our programs — Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Family-Based Therapy — and has experienced much success through them.
Having said that, however, we also know that many clients who are able to cease behaviors and achieve weight restoration may continue to experience physiological distress, urges, body dissatisfaction, and anxiety, among other eating disorder symptoms.
Further complicating the issue, eating disorders often occur in secret and many clients may not reveal the intensity of their behaviors, thoughts, and feelings during treatment.
Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.
Our expert panel answers your questions about body image and eating disorders.
Thanks to those of you who joined us on Monday at “Body Beautiful,” presented by Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders and John Carroll University. We had a great turnout! Students, professors, eating disorder professionals, and families came out to increase awareness and promote hope around body image issues and eating disorders.
The event, which ran in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, featured a student interactive art show, “Mirror Images” and a screening of the popular documentary, “America the Beautiful.” Immediately following, our expert panel was there to answer questions from the audience.
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