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Articles tagged with: Eating Disorders

New Year, New You? How about New Year and New View!

January 12, 2016. Written by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
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    So it's that time of year. The time when the marketing campaigns begin, telling us "this is the year" to make a change, lose weight, get fit, get healthy, change ourselves and turn over a new leaf. Hey, I am a big believer in change -- it truly is the only constant -- and some change and internal focus is needed to grow and expand as a human being. It can be positive, healthy and needed. It can be helpful to step back and reflect on how things went during the previous year, what you want for next year and sketch out a plan of action on how to reach those goals.

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Buying Jeans for a New Body

December 17, 2015.
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    This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    By Liz Rognes, a former Emily Program client in recovery. She is a teacher, writer, and musician who lives in Spokane, WA.

    A few months after I gave birth to my son, I decided I wanted a pair of jeans. None of my clothes from before pregnancy fit, and I was tired of wearing maternity pants. But I was terrified of the process of finding jeans that fit. My body had changed and was still changing, and I had no idea what size to try.

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Participants Needed for Miami University Online Eating Disorder Research

December 14, 2015.
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    A message from April Smith, the lead for this research:

    Hello!

    We are a Miami University research team that studies the thoughts and feelings that motivate eating and dieting behaviors. We are interested in recruiting people who were or are currently in treatment for an eating disorder to participate in our research study. This study has been approved by the Human Research Protection Program Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Miami University (#00985r).

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Words with Wisniewski: Research Review -- Focus on Perfectionism in Female Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

December 10, 2015. Written by Lucene Wisniewski, PhD
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    Article: Focus on Perfectionism in Female Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol 48:7 936-941. Hurst & Zimmer-Gembeck, 2015

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a difficult illness to recover from for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it's life threatening and secondly, the treatments available do not yield high success rates and are in need of improvement.

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A Simple Ode to Ourselves

December 03, 2015.
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    By Elizabeth Cappers, an intern at The Emily Program

    The second I wake up in the morning my mind starts racing..."don't forget about your appointment today, and remember to finish that assignment for class -- you need to do well, and that test coming up -- you need to study more than last time because we know how that went...and oh yeah don't forget to feed the cat, seriously you need to eat breakfast, and come on now make sure you're on time, it's so embarrassing when you're late." Instantaneously I want to throw the covers over my head, close my eyes and disappear from the world as I become filled with an overwhelming and stressful lump of emotions that sits restlessly cold in my throat. How is anyone suppose to: get good grades, apply for graduate school, keep up their course load, study, exercise, eat right, have an internship, volunteer, work, hang out with friends, get enough sleep...let alone have one second to even to BREATHE! There are only 24 hours in a single day!

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Our First Recovery Night in Cleveland is December 2

November 19, 2015.
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    Recovery is possible and it happens in multiple ways. Come see for yourself.

    The Emily Program – Cleveland is hosting its first Recovery Night on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at our Beachwood location. It's a free event to offer hope to those struggling with eating disorders. Come out to hear speakers share their stories of success on their road to recovery from eating disorders.

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Learning to Love Thanksgiving

November 17, 2015.
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    This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    By Liz Rognes, a former Emily Program client in recovery. She is a teacher, writer, and musician who lives in Spokane, WA.

    My partner and I met in the fall, and, on one of our first dates, he mentioned that he was looking forward to Thanksgiving. He said that his family all gathered together, shared a meal, and people talked and laughed and played games. He spoke with such warmth and genuine appeal; it occurred to me that some people actually enjoy Thanksgiving. I, of course, dreaded it.

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Eating Disorders are Tough. Let's End the Stigma.

November 12, 2015. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
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    By Mark Warren, MD

    I have often wondered why there are so many stigmas around eating disorders. People tend to engage in eating disordered behaviors, whether it's bingeing, purging, compulsive exercise or significant food restriction, when they are alone. There is something so profound about this disease that behaviors can only be done in secret.

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