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Why Therapy Is Such an Important Part of Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorder treatment facilities provide the most effective, research supported solutions known for treating eating disorders. As with all areas of mental health, there are numerous treatment plans available based on the needs of the individual patient. While the treatment approach can vary in effectiveness, there are some fundamentals of eating disorder treatment that are unwavering.

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Asking. Not Assuming.

 Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia Primary Therapist Kate Funk, MS, MFT is a recovered clinician who believes activating one’s soul self is essential in healing. In this week’s blog post, Kate shares the importance of asking questions and seeking answers, instead of assuming you know the best way to support someone.  

I was out of the country recently and my boyfriend, Trevor, texted me requesting that I call his uncle. This has never happened before, so I was caught off guard, but quickly got a follow up text saying “I think I handled it”. Continue reading…


Why Is Early Intervention Important for Eating Disorder Recovery?

The subject of adolescents and eating disorders can be a tough subject for parents to address, but with the help of early intervention, there is an opportunity to make a full recovery. However, finding the best eating disorder treatment that is geared toward teens and young adults is also important for success. In many cases, people who have eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa do not realize just how serious their condition is. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate out of any other mental illness. Whether parents have just recently noticed possible warning signs of an eating disorder or they have been worried about their child for some time, they should reach out to discuss the benefits of adolescents eating disorder therapy as soon as possible. Continue reading…


Looking at the Difference Between Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

Monte Nido ManhattanTemimah Zucker Assistant Clinical Director Temimah Zucker, LMSW shares important information about distinguishing between eating disorders and disordered eating. Temimah explains how to discern when disordered eating has turned into an eating disorder and warning signs to look out for. 

One of the most common questions I’ve received as both a clinician and an eating disorder survivor is how to know whether someone truly has an eating disorder. In this day and age, when food fads and diets come and go quickly and people so regularly, casually discuss the manner in which they “eat their feelings” as a means of coping, it can be hard to discern when one’s eating practices morph from disordered eating into an eating disorder.

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Differences Between Specialized Eating Disorder Treatment Centers

Treatment professionals focused on helping those with eating disorders understand how important it is that eating disorder treatment centers offer programs that address the needs of all types of people. Eating disorder treatment programs, such as residential eating disorder programs, offer specialized programs to help those diagnosed with eating disorders like binge eating disorder and anorexia nervosa. These programs may include eating disorder treatment for adolescents, women and men. Continue reading…