This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery or body image acceptance. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.
Chances are, there has been a time (or for some of us, it’s a constant) in which you questioned your size, shape, body type, or physical attributes. Which is to say, most of us, at one time or another, think we’re either too fat, too skinny too tall, too short, too muscular, too...or whatever else you can think of. Even the list of what plagues us about our body image is enough to wear us out.
Recent research has focused on how impaired social cognition might play a role in the development and persistence of anorexia nervosa (AN). (“Social cognition” refers to the thought processes that underlie social interaction, allowing people to empathize, decode others’ thoughts and emotions, and appropriately shape their own behavior in social situations.)
Eating disorders are neurobiological illnesses that have both psychological and physical manifestations. They are complex and require comprehensive treatment teams to greatly increase a client’s chance of success.
That’s why The Emily Program employs a multidisciplinary team of eating disorder specialists to deliver optimal care to every client. Here, we believe care demands, at a minimum, medical, psychological, psychiatric and nutritional components, along with family and other supports. If any of these components are missing, treatment will likely be less successful.
Today’s nutrition blog focuses on the approaching Thanksgiving holiday.
We are excited to announce the opening of Park Lodging in St. Paul, MN and The Vue in Cleveland, OH! Park Lodging and The Vue are for women ages 18+ who do not live within driving distance of one of our outpatient offices, but need to participate in our partial hospitalization program. Partial plus lodging allows guests to stay in a comfortable, safe and supportive setting near our locations while working on their recovery.