What Spring and Summer Bring

Author:  Julie B. Clark, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Summer is coming. What does that mean to…

The Neglected Addiction: Binge Eating

Author:  Paul Harper, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Mary is 47, lonely, socially phobic about relationships, and…

Managed Care

Author:  APA Editor’s Note: “From the Therapist’s Chair” is intended to be a forum for professionals in the field. We invite you to forward articles or papers to : ANAD,…

Recovery: A Matter of the Heart

Author:  Randy K. Hardman, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. I would like to share a few observations…

Decreasing the Mystery of Emotions

Author:  Espra L. Andrus, LCSW Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. EATING DISORDERS AND THE AVOIDANCE OF EMOTIONS “I’m…

Hunger in a Person Experiencing an Eating Disorder

The scale described below is as follows: 0 =no hunger 2.5 =minimal hunger 5 = moderate hunger 7.5 =moderately intense hunger 10 =intense hunger Normal Hunger A person, who has…

A Dentist’s Perspective on Diagnosing Eating Disorders

Author:  John M. Farley, DDS Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. During the past year I have had a…

Listening to the Heart (With Artwork)

Author: Randy K. Hardman, PhD Broken Hearts This heart is covered by a dark cloud with empty space around the heart.   This is a heart of gold that is…

Food for Thought – Worry Chart

I heard of a businessman who drew up what he called a “Worry Chart,” in which he kept a record of his worries. He discovered that 40% of them were…

Eating Disorders: The Internalization of the Thin Body Ideal

Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Research over the last two decades has indicated that the incidence of eating…

Hope for the Hopeless – Depression and Eating Disorders

Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Approximately 80% of all severe cases involving anorexia or bulimia have a coexisting…

Fighting the Battle with Depression and Hopelessness

Author:  Emily A. Washburn, Recreation Therapist In this day and age, it is easy to become depressed, and lose hope. For those who struggle with depression, it is a very…

Twelve Ideas to Help Women with Eating Disorders Negotiate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas

Author:  Center for Change Treatment Team Eat regularly and in some kind of reasonable pattern. Avoid a pattern of “preparing for the last supper.” Don’t skip meals and starve in…

Towards an Understanding of Self-Esteem and Eating Disorders

Author:  Melissa H. Smith, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. During a session with a client who has…

Assessment for Eating Disorders

Author:  Michael E. Berrett, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Center for Change desires to help any professional…

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa – Diagnosis & Treatment Guide for Professionals

  A POTENTIAL SAFETY NET Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. Medical Doctor, Minister/Clergy, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, School Nurse, Dietitian,…

Therapeutic Guidelines and Experiential Interventions in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. In this article we describe general guidelines as well as a few examples…

Anorexia and Bulimia – How Friends and Family Can Help

An Eating Disorder – What Happens Now? When you realize that someone you love may be struggling with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, naturally you want to know more about…

Emotional Eating Is Not Just About Emotions

By: Guest Author, Andrea LoBue, MFT Helping our clients discover the emotions they are eating over is one very important aspect of working with compulsive eating. The clients need to…

EDAW 2000 A Success – Awareness Week Raises Public Consciousness To The Growing Problems Of Eating Disorders

By: Denise T. Stewart As I walked through the grocery store proudly wearing my purple ribbon (although having forgotten it was even there) I was stopped by a young woman…

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

By: Denise T. Stewart A recent People magazine article profiled the shockingly disordered eating behaviors of several female celebrities and their “ideal” bodies. The alarming aspect of this story was…

A Commitment to Change

Author: Former Patient Change! What does it really mean to me? What makes me want to change, and why? Is it permanent? These are a few of the questions that…

In the Arms of Angels

Author:  Laura Johnson “In the arms of an angel, may you find some comfort here.” To borrow words from a favorite song, Center for Change is full of angels. When…

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

By: Unknown A message as published in the Wall Street Journal by United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut 06101 and Chicken Soup for the Soul, written and complied by Jack Canfield and Mark…

Book Review – Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science Of Dual-Brain Psychology

By: Fredric Schiffer, MD Reviewed by T. O. Paul Harper, PhD Some may think it odd to find a book review about a book that does not mention eating disorders…