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September 08, 2014

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3:34 PM | New study using telemedicine to combat anorexia recruiting patients
Scientists at the University of Chicago Medicine Eating Disorders Clinic seeks adolescents with symptoms of anorexia nervosa and their families to participate in a new study that tests the effectiveness of family-based treatment through video conferencing technology.

September 02, 2014

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3:46 AM | Unpacking Recovery Part 4: Are We All on the Same Page?
Another issue in defining and understanding recovery is that patients and clinicians may have different opinions about what recovery looks like and how to get there. Certainly, there is a body of literature from the critical feminist tradition in particular that explores how at times, patients can “follow the rules” of treatment systems to achieve a semblance of “recovery,” from a weight restoration and nutrition stabilization perspective, but feels nothing like a full […]

Noordenbos, G. & Seubring, A. (2006). Criteria for Recovery from Eating Disorders According to Patients and Therapists, Eating Disorders, 14 (1) 41-54. DOI: 10.1080/10640260500296756

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September 01, 2014

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2:00 PM | Past-Gazer Versus Future-Gazer
The other night I was watching something…..I think it might have been “Longmire” but don’t quote me on that. Speaking of which, while watching, I paused the show to write down this great quote: There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it….only a present that builds and creates itself as the […]

August 25, 2014

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7:38 PM | Unpacking Recovery Part 3: Can Patients Imagine Recovery?
Today I have the distinct pleasure of writing about one of my favourite articles about eating disorder recovery by Malson et al. (2011) exploring how inpatients talk about eating disorder recovery. I have personally found this article to be very helpful in understanding some of the difficulties of understanding and achieving recovery in our social context. As Malson and colleagues explain (and as we’ve established), eating disorder recovery is elusive. Often, poor prognosis is described […]

Malson H, Bailey L, Clarke S, Treasure J, Anderson G & Kohn M (2011). Un/imaginable future selves: a discourse analysis of in-patients' talk about recovery from an 'eating disorder'., European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association, 19 (1) 25-36. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21182163

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