Posts Tagged ‘Teenagers’

I Survived Swimsuit Shopping!

Lego in a swimsuit

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.

Well, that time of year is upon us. The ol’ guess-I’ll-try-to-squeeze-my-body-into-an-unforgiving-spandex-tube time of year! Some people call it “summer.” I suspect those people don’t have body image issues.

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Adolescent Intensive Day Program Opening in St. Louis Park, MN

Adolescents talking

The Emily Program in St. Louis Park, MN is launching an adolescent intensive day program (AIDP) on June 5th. The AIDP will expand levels of care at the site, which currently offers an intensive outpatient program and outpatient group for adolescents. 

Therapist/social worker Alex Montes shared some details about adolescent treatment at The Emily Program and the new intensive day program.

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Identifying eating disorder risk factors for early intervention

child blowing bubbles

A recent study suggests that pre-teens who develop eating disorder symptoms may exhibit risk factors as younger children. Over the course of the six-year longitudinal study, researchers collected data on eating disorder symptoms, feelings of depression, and body satisfaction at ages seven, nine, and 12.

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Middle School Emotional Problems May Result from Weight-Based Discrimination, Not Weight

Girl in Converse

Katrina Hoch, PhD, MS, RD, CD, Registered Dietitian at The Emily Program

Promoting body acceptance and weight diversity can be helpful not only for supporting recovery from eating disorders but also for reducing the risk of emotional problems for all teens. In a study published in September in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Jaana Juvonen and colleagues found that perception of weight-based peer discrimination in middle school contributed more than BMI to emotional problems. They also found that the effect of BMI itself on emotional problems in middle school is indirect, as it is mediated by peer mistreatment.

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Words with Wisniewski: Eating Disorders in Elite Adolescent Athletes

Words with Wisniewski

Article: Eating Disorder Pathology in Elite Adolescent Athletes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 49, issue 6, p. 553-562. Giel, Hermann-Werner, Mayer, Diehl, Schneider, Thiel, & Zipfel. (2016). Access the article here.

This study examined eating disorder pathology in a large group (n=1138) of elite adolescent athletes.  

The researchers assessed body weight, weight control behaviors, and body acceptance. They also screened overall for core eating disorder symptoms as well as for depression and anxiety.  

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