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Medical Complications for Women with Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a severe condition that affects both a person’s physical and mental health. Left untreated, it can be potentially life-threatening. The sooner you seek treatment for an eating disorder, the more likely you are to avoid serious medical complications and see a greater chance of recovery. A residential eating disorder treatment program…

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What Makes Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Effective?

One important thing a woman should look for when seeking treatment for an eating disorder is a center that provides residential eating disorder treatment. Many treatment centers offer clients both residential and outpatient treatment options. On some occasions, the treatment team may recommend that you engage in both levels of care. For instance, you may…

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3 Signs of an Eating Disorder Relapse

With mental health concerns on the rise, so are concerns related to relapses for both addiction and eating disorders. These are uncharted times, and at Crossroads Maine, we want to make sure we are always offering women the help they need in their recovery, no matter the circumstances. Unfortunately, however, relapse is a common concern…

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Managing your Eating Disorder During Thanksgiving

If you’re in recovery for an eating disorder, holidays, particularly Thanksgiving, can be challenging. Attending parties and dinners with family may cause you emotional distress and severe amounts of anxiety. Because there are excessive amounts of alcohol and food, and everyone around them is obsessed with consuming these substances, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. You…

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How to Treat Different Eating Disorders

Eating disorder treatments involve learning to have a healthy relationship with food through psychological treatment and medical treatment. In some cases, the individual may require their treatment provider to prescribe medications. An eating disorder treatment center will work with you to determine which treatment options are right for you. There are a variety of treatments…

4 Triggers of Eating Disorders

If you’re battling an eating disorder or you’re in eating disorder recovery, you may feel like your eating disorder triggers are everywhere. It may seem impossible to escape or ignore them because they appear in everyday life. Perhaps someone in your office is bragging about their new weight loss practice. Maybe your loved one comments…