100 questions & answers about eating disorders by Carolyn Costin

By Carolyn Costin

Nearly three percentage of all women be afflicted by anorexia and as much as four percentage be afflicted by bulimia of their lifetimes. even if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer with an consuming ailment, or are a chum or relative of somebody struggling with an consuming illness, this ebook deals aid. the single textual content on hand to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately consuming problems supplies authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions. Written through a professional at the topic, with

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It was in this moment that I felt relaxed and connected to myself, which was something that I had not felt in a long time. No longer did I want to run out of class. No longer did I want to run away from my eating disorder and myself. Yoga allows me to experience connection on many levels. I feel connected to my breath. I feel connected to my body. I feel strength, both mental and physical. I know my body’s limitations and I listen to my body. I feel at one with my breath. I am living in the moment and am fully present.

I have also seen parents who were of the mindset that a treatment program would “cure” their daughter and were skeptical of the need for aftercare. As a parent of a child or adolescent, you have control and can make sure your child stays in therapy. Make sure you are also included. Ongoing family therapy is critical. If you are a parent of a young adult, you probably still have a great deal of control, both financially and emotionally. If your adult child refuses to continue treatment, you may need to stop supporting them financially, even stop paying for school.

It is important to note that clients with bulimia are often still symptomatic after treatment, but the symptoms are reduced. Specific treatments, like CBT, designed to target binge/purge behaviors, have shown a significant reduction in symptoms in 75% to 85% of adult clients; but these levels fall over time post treatment. Other treatments like IPT and DBT have also been shown to be effective. Using medication may enhance positive results. We do not have enough data yet for adolescents. Current studies are underway to determine whether family therapy is the treatment of choice for adolescents with bulimia.

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