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Continued research on eating disorders helps us better understand these complicated illnesses.
The University of California San Diego Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research will be conducting a study focused on physiological responses to sensation and emotion in participants who have struggled with anorexia nervosa. The researchers hope to determine whether there are learning differences in individuals who have had an eating disorder compared to those who have not. They believe that this research could eventually help with the development of better treatments for eating disorders.
Cameron joined The Emily Program in December of 2016 as a therapist and was later named Program Coordinator at St. Louis Park, MN. He had dreamed of working in eating disorders since studying them in undergrad so TEP was a natural fit.
As I mentioned in the post called Why does nutrition advice always seem to change?, there always seems to be some nutrition craze that tempts us to change what we eat or how we eat it. It is important to understand the science behind these trends so we know whether they’re worth our attention, or if they are more likely to result in an unnecessary, or even unhealthy, preoccupation with food.
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 Caroline Morris
I remember reading the following in Fasting Girls by Joan Brumberg two years ago, while I was researching for my master’s thesis: “Published case reports repeatedly said that girls with anorexia nervosa were ‘sullen,’ ‘sly,’ and ‘peevish,’ implying that they were as parsimonious with their words as with their food.”1