Face-To-Face Treatment Remains Gold Standard Despite Telehealth Advancements

A German study recently published to JAMA Psychiatry confirmed that face-to-face delivery of CBT treatment remains the gold standard treatment for Binge Eating Disorder (BED). This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of internet-based guided self-help compared with the traditional, gold standard intervention of face-to-face CBT. Despite cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) representing the criterion standard […]

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Eating Publicly with an Eating Disorder

For an individual with anorexia nervosa, it can feel like a constant struggle to quiet the “noise” within the brain. As we know from neurological research, a misfiring of a neurochemicals within the AN brain cause a flood of panic, negative self-talk and anxious thoughts, or “noise” at mealtime.  When an individual sits down to […]

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Pressure For Perfection: Combating Eating Disorders on College Campuses

Former UC Berkeley student Kim Russo calls the college setting “a perfect setting for an eating disorder to blossom.” She accredits this to the competitive nature of a college campus and environment that often breeds self-criticism and comparison. As a result of her experience on a high-pressure campus, she founded Body Peace in 2012. Body […]

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So What’s An IOP Anyway?

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a treatment option that serves as a step-down from a residential or partial hospitalization program, or a step-up from standard outpatient therapy. IOP is an opportunity for individuals to engage in their daily lives (i.e. participate in work, school or community and social activities) while working toward treatment goals […]

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