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Articles tagged with: Eating Disorders

The Importance of Early and Aggressive Treatment

February 06, 2012. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    A recent study by Dr. Janet Treasure, one of the world's most prominent eating disorder researchers, has demonstrated the significant importance of early and aggressive treatment for anorexia nervosa. In her study, regardless of the treatment mechanism, patients who had been ill for longer than three years had significantly worse outcomes after treatment then those who had been ill for less time. Give the lack of evidence based treatment available until ten years ago, we do not know if current treatment mechanism may be more effective for those who have been ill longer. However, we can certainly say that based on this study, the faster someone gets into treatment and the more aggressive the treatment, clients are faster into recovery and less likely to relapse.

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Pre/Post Gastric Bypass Group

February 01, 2012.
  • Considering whether or not to have a gastric bypass procedure can be a difficult decision to make. Many factors of one’s life are affected by bariatric surgeries and The Emily Program offers support for individuals that have had bariatric surgery and are looking for support in their new lifestyle, as well as support for those who are considering surgery.

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New Season of “All Things COE”

January 30, 2012.
  • As a part of The Emily Program’s commitment to offering individualized support and treatment of eating disorders, we are constantly working to improve and expand upon the diverse resources and group therapy opportunities we offer to clients. With the coming of the new year, many of these groups are beginning new cycles of speakers, group activities, and information sessions.

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New Research from the Journal of Adolescent Health

January 06, 2012. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    An interesting article from the Journal of Adolescent Health was recently profiled in the New York Times. This article challenges traditional methodologies for in-patient re-feeding of teenagers with anorexia nervosa. Historically, the protocol for teens hospitalized for anorexia has been to "start low and go slow" with food. However, this often results in much slower weight gain or even lack of weight gain during the first week of hospitalization and may result in a teen being discharged from the hospital at a significantly lower weight than they would have been if they had been re-fed more aggressively. As we know from other literature, not reaching prior growth curves is thought to be the single greatest factor in relapse for anorexia and hospitalization is often utilized to jump start this vital and necessary weight gain.

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Updates at Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED)

January 03, 2012. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    By Dr. Mark Warren and Sarah Emerman

    We've had a very busy year in 2011 and want to thank all of our blog readers for your support and interest. As the year comes to a close we hope this post finds everyone in good health and moving to new places of healing.

    At CCED we know that as new research emerges we must constantly change and evolve to provide the most up to date evidence based care. In the spirit of constant improvement we have made several additions to our programming in the last few months.

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New Recovery App Released for iPhone and Android

December 23, 2011.
  • Jenna Tregarthen is an Australian that is just like one of millions worldwide that has a loved one struggling with an eating disorder. So, as a part of her PhD research, Jenna developed an app that helps individuals in both eating disorder treatment and recovery track their progress on their smart phones.

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A Letter to Santa

December 15, 2011.
  • From Gürze Books, December 2011 e-Newsletter

    Dear Santa,

    I can't help noticing that you're one of the few larger people who doesn't let your weight get in the way. You seem to have a very positive attitude and you're always in a jolly mood. Just the sight of you makes people happy.

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Tips for the Holidays

December 09, 2011.
  • The holidays often involve family rituals and traditions where food has a central role, and can be a difficult time of year for those who struggle with their relationship to food and their bodies. The holidays also may be one of the few times that a family comes together each year, and planning ahead can help people with eating disorders and their loved ones manage these challenges and enjoy conversation and good times with friends and family during holiday celebrations.

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Follow-up to “Maggie” post

October 13, 2011.
  • On Sept. 29 one of our community outreach coordinators posted thoughts about a new children's book coming out called "Maggie Goes on a Diet." (Read that post by clicking here.)

    Recently, The Emily Program Foundation's Advocacy Group used their voices to educate the author of "Maggie Goes on a Diet" about the harm the book could cause. The Emily Program Foundation posted a blog outlining their advocacy efforts.

    Click here to read The Emily Program Foundation's blog post.

    It's an example of advocacy at its finest.

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Body Image

September 15, 2011.
  • By Kelsey

    It’s hard to believe that a week of school has already come and gone. I love fall and back-to-school. I always feel a bit of excitement when I walk down the aisles of Target at the end of July and see the school supplies. There is something about new folders and notebooks that takes me back to being a kid with endless excitement about school. I miss that innocence.

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On Taking Up Space in the World

August 19, 2011.
  • By Maia Polson

    Many people experience physical changes in their bodies during the process of recovery. Your process may require weight restoration in order to get your body from a state of depletion back to health. Or, it may require you to accept your body where it’s at right now, and to let go of your desire to change your body shape and weight.

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Recovered vs. In Recovery: Either Way, I’m Living Authentically

May 05, 2011.
  • By Maia Polson

    The debate over being “recovered” versus “in recovery” from an eating disorder is one that I have not participated in for quite some time. A year ago, I reached a point in my own recovery where I felt comfortable with describing myself as recovered. I also decided then that the only person I needed to define that word for was myself. The debate became irrelevant to me, since I believe that every person’s definition should be one that works for him or her, regardless of what other people might think.

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Developing Adolescent Services

March 31, 2011.
  • Renovations have begun at The Emily Program’s newest location. The Emily Program bought the 18,000 sq. ft. Toogood building in 2010, it will become the adolescent residential services facility. The facility will include living quarters with five bedrooms, group counseling and exam rooms, and staff offices. The project is expected to be completed in July 2011.

    Toogood NE corner

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