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The brain of someone with an eating disorder is fear-based, according to Los Altos clinician Theresa Chesnut. It’s why sufferers starve themselves, binge and purge their food or compulsively exercise to lose an amount of weight that will never be satisfying.
Increasing body image flexibility in a residential eating disorder facility: Correlates with symptom improvement
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of changes in body image psychological flexibility over the course of treatment on various outcome variables. Method: Participants included 103 female, residential patients diagnosed with an eating disorder.
Assessment of the body Image-Acceptance and Action Questionnaire in a female residential eating disorder treatment facility
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Body Image-Acceptance and Action Questionnaire in a severe eating disorder population, as previous validation has occurred only with nonclinical samples.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a residential treatment program for adults and adolescents with eating disorders across a wide spectrum of measures. Data on body mass, eating disorder severity, depression, anxiety, and two measures of quality of life were collected on 139consecutively admitted adolescents and 111 adults at a residential treatment program (N = 250).
The role of body image psychological flexibility on the treatment of eating disorders in a residential facility
Objective: The purpose of this study was to test whether pre-treatment levels of psychological flexibility would longitudinally predict quality of life and eating disorder risk in patients at a residential treatment facility for eating disorders.
Who Seeks Residential Treatment? A Report of Patient Characteristics, Pathology, and Functioning in Females at a Residential Treatment Facility
There has been a growth in the availability and use of residential treatment for eating disorders. Yet there is a paucity of information on the individuals who seek this treatment. This study provides data on 259 consecutive patients (116 adults and 143 adolescents entering residential treatment for their eating disorders.