Treatment

An Anonymous Thank You Note...

By: 
Lauren Smolar, Helpline Manager

I recently received the following e-mail of thanks from a father who contacted NEDA for resources and references to help his daughter. This letter was so moving and inspirational that we wanted to share it with all of you, because it is supporters and donors like YOU who make our life-saving work possible!

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Finding The Right Treatment for Your Eating Disorder

By: 
Ashley Milco, LMSW

Finding the right treatment for an eating disorder can be a daunting process.   What kind of therapy will be most effective for my problem?  How do I find an experienced provider?  How on Earth will I pay for it?

As a therapist and admissions coordinator, I have spoken with individuals and loved ones struggling to find proper treatment amidst a variety of sometimes confusing options. In this post I will tell you about the different levels of treatment for eating disorders, the process of initiating treatment and how to zero-in on the right therapy and treatment setting for you. 

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When Good Traits Go Bad

By: 
Russell Marx

In February, University of California - San Diego held a conference on the translation of new eating disorders research into innovative treatment approaches. One of the highlights of the conference was Dr. Walter Kaye, Director of the UCSD Eating Disorders program discussing:

“When Good Traits Go Bad: Clues to More Effective Treatments for Eating Disorders”

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NEDA Launches Feeding Hope Fund

By: 
Terry Marks

More Than 90% of Every Dollar Raised in Major Gift Campaign Will Support Clinical Research and Training

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Research Summary: Efficacy of Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents

By: 
Russell Marx

So often, it is difficult to bridge the gap between the research community and families that are affected by eating disorders, as many families aren’t getting the information they need to make informed decisions about treatment options. With that in mind, NEDA is beginning a series of blog entries on eating disorders research. It is our hope that these updates will bring new information to families from the academic research community.

I will try and focus on “what’s new and what’s true” with a minimum of professional jargon.

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