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What is FBT or Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form Family-Based Therapy (FBT), also known as Maudsley Approach, is an evidence-based treatment for eating disorders, particularly effective for adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa (AN). FBT is based on the premise that family dynamics and interactions play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of eating disorders. […]

What is Nutritional Therapy for Eating Disorders?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form Nutritional therapy plays a crucial role in the treatment of eating disorders (EDs) and is typically provided by registered dietitians (RDs) or nutritionists who specialize in ED treatment. The goals of nutritional therapy for EDs are multifaceted and tailored to the individual’s specific needs, stage of recovery, and overall […]

What is involved in an Eating Disorder Treatment Team?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form An eating disorder treatment team typically consists of a group of healthcare professionals with specialized training and expertise in treating eating disorders. This multidisciplinary team approach is essential for providing comprehensive care that addresses the physical, psychological, and nutritional aspects of eating disorders. The composition of an eating disorder […]

What is HAES or a HAES Approach?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form HAES stands for Health at Every Size. It is a movement and approach to health and well-being that promotes the idea that individuals of all body sizes deserve respect and can pursue health behaviors that are independent of attempts to change their body size or shape. Key principles of […]

What is FED NOS or OSFED or UFED?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form “FED NOS” stands for “Feeding or Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.” In the context of eating disorders, this term was used in previous editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to categorize eating disorders that did not meet the specific criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia […]

What is ARFID?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form ARFID stands for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. It is a relatively new diagnostic category introduced in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition) to describe individuals who have significant challenges with eating that are not explained by concerns about body weight or shape (as in […]

What is Orthorexia?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form Orthorexia nervosa is a term used to describe a problematic obsession with healthy eating. Unlike other eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, which focus on the quantity of food consumed, orthorexia is characterized by an excessive preoccupation with the quality and purity of food. Individuals with orthorexia […]

What is Binge Eating Disorder or (BED)?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form Binge eating disorder (BED) is a serious eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of consuming large quantities of food in a short period of time, often accompanied by a sense of loss of control during the episode. Unlike bulimia nervosa, individuals with BED do not regularly engage in compensatory […]

What is Bulimia or Bulimia Nervosa?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by behaviors aimed at compensating for the overeating. These compensatory behaviors can include self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives or diuretics, fasting, or excessive exercise, etc. Key features of bulimia nervosa include a sense of […]

What is Anorexia or Anorexia Nervosa?

Eating Disorder Therapy New Client Form Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight, leading to extreme efforts to control weight and food intake. People with anorexia may severely restrict their food intake, engage in excessive exercise, purging, laxative/diuretic use, and may have a distorted body image, seeing […]

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