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2014-02-19 23:25:38

Fights Overwhelming Statistics to Allow Teens to Regain Control of Their Lives Malibu, California (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Industry statistics indicate as many as 90 percent of those trying to remain sober or drug-free have at least one relapse before achieving lasting sobriety. With this critical state in mind, Cole Rucker, spokesperson for Paradigm Malibu has announced a teen relapse emphasis in place for all their treatment programs. Says Rucker, "Unfortunately, one of the...

2014-02-19 23:23:59

Kim MacKenzie, Miss Norway 2014 in Infinity Media's Queen of the Universe Pageant, openly admits her ten-year battle with bulimia, and her support and participation in the National Eating Disorder Association’s San Diego Walk on February 22. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Pageant girls are typically the epitome of perfection: gorgeous, well-spoken, talented humanitarians, who help the world and look amazing doing it. Almost too good to be true, right? For Kim MacKenzie,...

2014-02-19 12:27:02

Winner To Be Revealed at 2014 Symposium PEKIN, Ill., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) announces its five finalists for the 4(th) Annual "Imagine Me Beyond What You See" Body Image Mannequin Art Competition, sponsored by Veritas Collaborative. Selected from a record 20 submissions from the United States and Canada, the top five finalists will be showcased and the winner revealed at the 28(th) annual iaedp Symposium, February...

2014-02-14 12:23:19

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 23 to March 2 - approaches, let's consider that the people who might be most in need of treatment are not college girls who played with Barbies or who are dieting for spring break - it could be adult women who are clogging eating disorder treatment centers in record numbers, and whose low recovery rates are not giving hope to younger women that a healthy adulthood lies ahead of them. (Photo:...

2014-02-11 16:24:44

PEKIN, Ill., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The desire to have children can be a motivating factor in eating disorder recovery, yet pregnancy and the postpartum period mirror the body changes and body image distress experienced in early recovery. A new presentation at the 2014 iaedp Symposium in St. Petersburg, Florida, February 26-March 2, will explore the risk factors for relapse, body image distress, as well as recovery hope for new and expectant mothers. Licensed clinical...

2014-02-05 08:30:33

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, announced today the launch of the ValueOptions Signature Network, a system of innovative treatment centers which specialize in intensive treatment options and inpatient care for behavioral health and substance use disorders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/PH36534LOGO) Comprised of Centers of Excellence with proven...

2014-01-30 16:26:04

Thirteen of the Industry's Top Treatment Centers Offer Both Leadership and Funding to Continue Delivery of the Latest in Eating Disorder Treatment Education and Standards PEKIN, Ill., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The iaedp Foundation President Council, a group of organizations who generously and consistently demonstrate commitment to the field of eating disorders through financial leadership of iaedp, has also committed its support of the 28(th) annual iaedp Symposium. The 2014 conference...

2014-01-28 23:31:44

January is a peak time for SAD, but there are treatment methods that can help. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as ‘winter blues,’ is in full swing in January. Short days and low temperatures mean spending more time outside and a distinct lack of sunlight. These seasonal changes are linked to episodic depression in some people, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center in...

2014-01-27 23:23:22

Treatment Center to Take Part in Walk for Eating Disorders Awareness Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness walk. The event will be held February 1, 2014, at Pond Apple Pavilion at South County Regional Park, Boca Raton, FL. This year marks the third annual walk, which brings together individuals, businesses, and non-profits to create awareness for eating disorders....

2014-01-27 16:24:40

New Workshop at 2014 iaedp Symposium Tackles Issue PEKIN, Ill., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physical activity or exercise is often extolled for its physical and psychological health benefits. Nevertheless, unhealthy physical activity is a common symptom among many eating disorder patients. A new workshop at the 2014 iaedp Symposium in St. Petersburg, Florida, February 26-March 2, will discuss when and how symptomatic exercise might best be treated. Conventional wisdom suggests...