Saturday, October 29, 2016

California Eating Disorder Treatment Center Shares College Tips

For most college students, life becomes a whirlwind of classes, study sessions, social events, sporting events, and more. For those recovering from an eating disorder, this chaotic lifestyle can pose serious challenges to the progress you’ve made. We tell the people we work with at our eating disorder treatment center in California that focus is the key.

Sticking to the Plan

As part of your eating disorder recovery process, you likely have an eating plan that you and your counselor or dietitian developed. Here are some tips for helping you stick to it even under the pressure of a hectic college life. Read more from this blog.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Roseville Anorexia Treatment Center and Sleep Eating Disorder

Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) is a condition that was first documented by Dr. C.H. Schenck in 1991. Our Roseville anorexia recovery center has found that it is a disorder in which individuals who are asleep consume large quantities of food in a short time period and then return to bed. In some cases, they have no knowledge of the activity. In others, they remember the episode in vivid detail even though they were asleep.

SRED can be triggered by a recent change in diet, depression, cessation of smoking, or stress, among other life changes. Once underlying triggers are addressed, symptoms of SRED typically dissipate.

What Exactly Is It? Researchers have differing opinions on whether SRED should be classified as an eating disorder or a sleep disorder, as it clearly has aspects of both. Read more on blog page.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Adolescent Binge Eating Disorder Treatment Talks Movement Therapy

There are many forms of adolescent binge eating disorder treatment. They cover the spectrum from traditional forms of psychotherapy such as talk therapy to medication regimens. A unique form of treatment that is beginning to get more attention is movement therapy. The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) says that movement therapy is used in a wide variety of settings, from psychiatric hospitals to outpatient care centers.

Reestablishing the Mind/Body Connection

It’s not uncommon for a person with binge eating disorder to develop a profound disconnect between their mind and their body. In other cases, the disconnect is what led to the eating disorder. Either way, movement therapy can help reestablish that critical connection.

Friday, October 14, 2016

California Eating Disorder Recovery Center on Avoiding “Hanger”

Irrational anger due to being especially hungry (or being “hangry” to use the somewhat recent term for this condition) is something we can all relate to. People sometimes joke about it, but for someone who is in recovery from an eating disorder, it’s no laughing matter. At our eating disorder treatment center in California, we stress that a person should to stick with the recovery/eating plan that has been designed for them. But for those who have entered a less structure phase of their recovery, we encourage them to eat intuitively.

Staying Out of Survival Mode

As the energy from your most recent meal is used up, your glucose level drops. If this process goes too far, your brain feels you are beginning to “starve” and it kicks into survival mode. For some people and under certain conditions, that can manifest as aggression or lashing out. Read more from this blog.