With a Little Help From My Family: Who is FBT For?

Who Is FBT For?

  Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is the leading evidence-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. One of the common misbeliefs I hear is that it’s “only for kids or younger teens.” However, I think it has a much wider applicability. In fact, I would say that my FBT training has significantly improved my …

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When Eating Disorder Providers Are Steeped in Diet Culture

When Eating Disorder Providers are Steeped in Diet Culture

“People are concerned about the fact that I’m a therapist and have an eating disorder, and I’m like, ‘You’re concerned about me? I’m concerned about our entire fucking field.’” — Shira Rose, FoodPsych with Christy Harrison This quote has generated a lot of reaction. In this podcast, Shira—who lives in a larger body when she …

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Instagram to make Diet Ads viewable for ages 18 and over—Why They should Remove Them Altogether

Instagram to make Diet Ads viewable for ages 18 and over—Why They should Remove Them Altogether

by Carolyn Hersh, LCSW On September 18th, 2019 Instagram instituted an official policy that all ads promoting diet and weight loss products would only be able to be viewed by users 18 and over. Any ads that have false claims can be reported and subject to removal. This is a huge victory in the world …

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Cutting Down on Food and Fitness Tracking

Cutting Down on Food and Fitness Tracking

Have you been tracking your food via a calorie-counting app? Maybe you’ve been tracking your exercise through a wearable or other system. Did you know such tracking: May encourage a disordered relationship with food and your body? May actually be jeopardizing your health rather than helping you to monitor it? If you’ve noticed that you’re …

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Say Cheese! How to Be in And Celebrate Photos

How to Be in And Celebrate Photos

In today’s digital age, photos of ourselves are everywhere. For many people with eating disorders and body image issues, they can be a source of distress. Do you avoid photos? Do you refuse to let people take or post photos of you? Do you hide in the back when asked to be in a group …

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Is the (Eating Disorder) Treatment Your Child is Getting FBT?

Family-based treatment

When new families talk to me about Family-Based Treatment (FBT), I often find that they are confused about what it is and what it isn’t. FBT is a type of evidence-based treatment for adolescent eating disorders. This treatment was developed at the Maudsley Hospital in London in the 1970s and 1980s; Doctors Lock and Le …

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Who Gets Treated for Eating Disorders in Los Angeles?

low cost eating disorder treatment Los Angeles County

Update June 2021: We are so excited to have our own low-cost option. Please read more here.  This NEDAwareness week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the theme of “Let’s Get Real.” One stubborn myth about eating disorders is that they affect primarily white, upper-middle-class females. It would take you just one afternoon at my …

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The Use of Supplemental Shakes in Eating Disorder Recovery

Nutritional supplements in eating disorder recovery - shakes

By Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD and Katie Grubiak, RDN Restoring nutritional health is an essential part of recovery from any eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The process of nutritional rehabilitation involves eating sufficient food at regular intervals, which reestablishes regular eating patterns and allows the body to recover. In this …

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A More Diverse Eating Disorder Film

Eating Disorder film Tchaiko Omawale

In the wake of the premiere on Netflix of another eating disorder film, my friend, JD Ouellette, reminded me that the frustration over another stereotypical narrative about eating disorders could provide an opportunity. At the NEDA Conference in 2014, both JD and I (as well as many other attendees) were impressed by Tchaiko Omawale’s sharing …

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Winter 2017 LACPA Eating Disorders SIG Events

1.  Date: Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 pm Speaker: Glenys Oyston, RDN Title: The Dangers of Dieting Description: Dieting for weight loss is a cultural norm – everyone does it, has tried it, or has been told to do it at one time or another. But is dieting for weight loss truly beneficial, or is …

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