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Articles tagged with: Eating Disorders

Does Your Teenager Have An Eating Disorder?

May 06, 2014.
  • The Emily Program offers all levels of care for teenagers, from outpatient services to 24/7 residential treatment. Our compassionate staff understand the complexities that come with eating disorders and that no two teenagers are alike. Working with the teenager and their family, we establish a treatment plan that will fit each individual’s needs.

    In this brief, Ask the Expert video by Mpls-St. Paul Magazine, Dr. Jillian Lampert discusses the signs and symptoms to watch for and how to get started.

    We welcome concerned parents and guardians to call us at 1-888-EMILY-77 (364-5977) if you are worried about your teenager. We’ll help answer questions and guide you through how eating disorder treatment can look for your teen.

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Join Us for Eating Disorders: Not a Teenage Phase

April 23, 2014.
  • Adolescent, Teenager Eating Disorder Treatment ClinicDo you ever wonder if your client is struggling with an eating disorder? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? What help is available for adolescents with eating disorders? How can you support an adolescent during their eating disorder treatment? These questions and more will be answered during Eating Disorders: Not Just a Teenage Phase.

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Introducing Adult Binge Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program (BED-IOP) in Cleveland

April 18, 2014.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    By Jean Doak

    Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders is excited to announce the opening of a new program – BINGE EATING DISORDER INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (BED-IOP). An IOP for Binge Eating Disorder (BED) that is separate from the current IOP for individuals with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia Nervosa (BN) has been developed to assist with the unique challenges one encounters with binge eating. By definition, individuals with BED engage in binge eating episodes and do not engage in food restriction or purging behaviors as do those with AN and/or BN.

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F.E.A.S.T. Conference, January 31-February 1, 2014- Connecting the Dots:Expanding the Knowledge Base and Extending the Circle of Care to Fight Eating Disorders Parent Recap.

April 09, 2014.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    By A CCED Parent

    I am a parent from CCED programming who attended the recent F.E.A.S.T. Caregiver Conference in Dallas, TX. I had such an amazing experience there, I felt the overwhelming need to let other CCED parents know about my trip. The decision to even attend was very difficult for me because of the expenses and travel costs. I was indecisive about spending so much money on travels for me rather than treatment for my daughter. The deciding factor was something our CCED clinician said to me about self-care being vital for the caregiver. Suddenly I was pointing and clicking because this trip was therapy and education for me.

    I attended the conference to support F.E.A.S.T. and A.T.D.T. because they have been helpful organizations for me. I wanted to hear the awesome speaker line-up in person. I wanted to share stories and information with other parents who are experiencing so many of the same struggles. The conference was very much worth attending because it was two solid days of expert clinicians speaking about ED related topics from all over the country. There was a wealth of information, support for parents and an opportunity for me to speak directly with the expert clinicians over breakfast in a relaxed setting. (Very therapeutic) I also was able to spend time talking to a mom and daughter team where the daughter is most recently recovered. This was both a supportive and tearful experience for me since my daughter and I so very much want to be sitting where that mom and daughter are sitting in recovery. I am sure I wasn't the only parent thinking such thoughts.

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Partial Plus Lodging Available in MN & WA

March 25, 2014.
  • The Emily Program is here to help clients struggling with eating disorders, wherever they are from. We provide lodging options in Minnesota and Washington for adult women over 18 who require a higher level of care, but live a long distance from treatment. Partial plus Lodging is also an alternative for women who might feel their current home environment isn't conducive to recovery.

    Watch the video to learn more about our Partial plus Lodging program.

    With personalized treatment programs for all eating disorders, The Emily Program helps bring recovery closer than ever. Contact our lodging manager at 1-888-EMILY77 (364-5977) ext. 2220 for more information or to get started.

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Stay Up To Date With The Emily Program

March 18, 2014.
  • At The Emily Program we’re committed to:

    • providing the best eating disorder treatment to our clients and families,
    • improving and growing the programs and services we offer,
    • staying current within the eating disorders, mental health, and healthcare fields,
    • learning more about and adjusting our research-based practices to fit client needs as well as sharing our lessons and knowledge with other professionals.

    We have an incredible amount of useful and exciting information to share about all of these things.

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Eating Disorder Education in the Community

March 17, 2014.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    By Dr. Mark Warren

    I co-taught a day long conference at the Gestalt Institute a few weeks ago on eating disorders, the science behind them, when to refer, and when to treat. It's a topic that forms the core of the work we do and is very dear to my heart. The participants at the conference were a terrific group.

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Take Back the Tutu

Take Back the Tutu - Part 2

February 27, 2014.
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week is in full swing. There are many community and awareness events occurring this week. We were thrilled when Saint Paul City Ballet agreed to share their inspirational and courageous views of body image, and the idea that each and every person’s body is different. It’s important to embrace the body we have and take care of it. Our body is our body. It helps us do activities we enjoy and to move about our days. For these dancers, their bodies give them the ability to perform their art – ballet. And they vow to “Take Back the Tutu.”

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A Review of Eating Disorders and The Brain

February 26, 2014.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    By Dr. Mark Warren

    One of the most exciting books to recently be published on eating disorders is the book Eating Disorders and the Brain by Drs Bryan Lask and Ian Frampton. A review of the book was recently published by Dr. Joel Yager, a prominent psychiatrist in the eating disorder field. Dr. Yager describes 2 parts of the book which I thought to be extraordinarily important. The first is an early chapter in the book by David Wood on why clinicians should love and appreciate neuroscience. This discussion, which focuses on free will, determinism, how the presentation of an eating disorder makes one think about philosophical, clinical, and medical issues is critically important. This chapter also discusses past assumptions and questions around the origins of eating disorders including genes, attachment theory, cultural theories, social adversity, family issues, maturation, issues of neural networks and how all of these issues can be seen not as etiologic factors but as factors that must be considered while treating these complex disorders. By moving beyond etiology into understanding complexity, he makes a tremendous contribution to the conceptualization of these illnesses.

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Dancers Take Back Ownership of Their Art Dancers Take Back Ownership of Their Art

Take Back the Tutu, Part 1

February 25, 2014.
  • It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week and we’re excited to share insight from dancers at Saint Paul City Ballet about being themselves and embracing their bodies for what they help them do – perform their art. This two part series will take you through the background of how “Taking Back the Tutu” came to be and share statements written by the nine dancers at the Company.

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Managing Diabetes and an Eating Disorder

January 30, 2014.
  • By: Sina Teskey, R.D., L.D., The Emily Program

    Having a medical condition such as diabetes can be complicated with an eating disorder. Due to the complexity of this type of situation, The Emily Program dietitians help clients navigate and plan to mitigate problems.

    There are two factors that can overwhelm people who struggle with diabetes and eating disorders. For one, it can become compensatory to overdose insulin as a means of “purging.” In addition, it can hard to manage the diabetic diet itself because it has many guidelines that may feel like food rules to someone working on neutralizing food judgments.

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