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Please help docs! is psychoanalytic therapy useful for binge eating disorder?

Please help docs! is psychoanalytic therapy useful for binge eating disorder?

YES!: Therapy is the key for treating binge eating disorder. Many people with binge eating disorder have other struggles (?Trauma, depression, etc) that need to be addressed in order to deal with the bed. Please seek out a therapist with some experience in this field and work closely with your doctor to manage any physical complications! ...Read more

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Eating Disorder (Definition)

A psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...Read more


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What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?

What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?

Stanford: You are unlikely to be excepted into an eating disorders program unless you're eating disorder is severe or unless you're willing to pay cash. Stanford university has an excellent eating disorders program. It is close to home, convenient, offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services and would be your best bet. Edresearch.Stanford.Edu/services.Html. ...Read more

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Is brain surgery a potential treatment for binge eating disorder?

Is brain surgery a potential treatment for binge eating disorder?

Should not be done: Binge eating disorder is a psychiatric/behavioral disorder, not a neurosurgical disorder. As a specialty, we do not perform psychosurgery as a rule. There are some rare exceptions (ocd). Eating disorders are best managed by counseling and behavior modification. ...Read more

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Looking for binge disorder help--psychologist or who?

Looking for binge disorder help--psychologist or who?

Tailored Treatment: There are many things to consider before coming up with a plan of treatment. In general, eating disorders are most effectively treated by a group of specialists working together closely in the patient's best interest. Typically, treatment involves help from medical, mental health and nutrition specialists. Good places to begin seeking more info & help: http://www.Anad.Org and http://www.Myedin.Org ...Read more

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Any good dissociative disorder programs/ hospitals?

Any good dissociative disorder programs/ hospitals?

Contact Univ hosp: McLean Hospital a Harvard Medical School Affiliate is a good start. They may know of other programs in your city. ...Read more

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Help please! is an eating disorder some form of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Help please! is an eating disorder some form of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Usually not: Eating disorders come in several forms, the most common being anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and obesity. Although some individuals with one of these disorders have obsessive behaviors, no evidence suggests that the latter is the cause for the eating problems. Anxiety and depression also are quite common in individuals with eating disorders, but again probably not related to the cause. ...Read more

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How effective is a support group for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is a support group for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Support groups help: by bringing together people affected by OCD but are not treatment, i.e., interventions directly improving or curing the condition. Effective treatments include specific psychological interventions such as Cognitive Therapy (which can be done in a group led by a therapist). Support groups allow people to share and encourage but don't provide therapy. Ask the sponsors to clarify which it is. ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely: Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals. ...Read more

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Best treatment for borderline attention deficit in 11y/o boy struggling w school work?

Best treatment for borderline attention deficit in 11y/o boy struggling w school work?

More evaluation: Some children with attentional issues may have other problems. First have your child's vision and hearing checked. Talk with with your son's teacher/school about having him tested for learning disabilities such as dyslexia or visual or auditory processing problems. Also you can request an student study team and or individualized education plan from his school to optimize his learning. ...Read more

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Is someone who is open about their eating disorder is "attention seeking"?

Is someone who is open about their eating disorder is "attention seeking"?

No not at all: I think they are trying to get support and overcome a serious problem. Be supportive and encourage them to talk about their challenges. Help them in situations where food may be tempting them to eat improperly. ...Read more

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Are nutritional counseling for eating disorders helpful?

Are nutritional counseling for eating disorders helpful?

Yes: In my experience with patients with eating disorders it is essential to have both a counselor to help deal with the control issues and a nutritionist with experience specifically in eating disorders. So yes yes yes such counseling is helpful. ...Read more

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What are the psychotherapies for gender identity disorder?

What are the psychotherapies for gender identity disorder?

"GID" Not Used Now: American psychiatric assn dropped DX "gender identity disorder" & replaced it w/much less stigmatizing diagnosis "gender dysphoria" - sustained emotional distress over “marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender & assigned gender.” are no specific psychotherapies 4 gd. Trans-competent therapists generally support person in their transition. Therapy not *required* 2 transition. ...Read more

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Suggested residential centers for teens with bipolar?

Suggested residential centers for teens with bipolar?

If residential : treatment is covered by your insurance plan, it requires medical, psychiatric (neuro)psychological, & educational documentation that the child's illness is refractory to comprehensive outpatient treatment regimens despite parental adherence. See http://www.wolfcreekacademy.org/why/bipolar-disorder/#site-wrap or http://m.treatment.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php?state=NY&spec=241 ...Read more

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In psychotherapy, what is the treatment for avoidant personality disorder?

In psychotherapy, what is the treatment for avoidant personality disorder?

See website: Any discussion of psychotherapy is naturally beyond the scope of 400 letters. I am referring you to a website that i found that gives a very good and balanced discussion of the various psychotherapies for avoidant personality disorder. I think you would find it quite helpful.Avoidant personality disorder treatment recommendations ... www.health.am/psy/more/apd_treatment_recommendations. ...Read more

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What happens in a residential eating disorder clinic?

What happens in a  residential eating disorder clinic?

You live there: Residential treatment just means you live at the treatment center without your family. ...Read more

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How should a person with obessive compulsive disorder approach dieting rationally?

How should a person with obessive compulsive disorder approach dieting rationally?

Plan: From a psychological point of view its good to follow a prescribed plan because OCD can stress judgement. I would also allow some time off the plan.Maybe try 6days on and 1 day off in a week. ...Read more

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Avoidance personality disorder - what treatment can be offered?

Avoidance personality disorder -  what treatment can be offered?

Psychotherapy : Insight-oriented to get to the root issues; also, therapy will help examine and revisit related thoughts and belief systems and develop and strengthen some coping skills to deal with the related uncomfortable feelings. ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more