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2011-05-19 11:20:00

CHICAGO, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leading private residential treatment center for eating disorders and substance abuse, with or without trauma, a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, has been honored with the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence award for its on campus school, TK Academy. TK Academy has its own separate building, teachers and classrooms, and...

2011-05-12 13:43:00

CHICAGO, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder or manic depression, is a psychiatric disorder that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks. It is a serious mental illness requiring specialized treatment, but the problem, according to Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, is that bipolar disorder often gets misdiagnosed by...

2011-04-28 16:34:00

CHICAGO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Cornell Research Program on self injury, 12 to 24 percent of young people have self-injured. Self injury, such as cutting, scratching or burning, can be a way to release or relieve unmanageable feelings and express intense inner pain. It is a growing problem among young people that needs to be addressed. Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, stresses that parents are a first line...

2011-04-07 15:35:00

CHICAGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report issued by The Partnership at Drugfree.org says teens today don't see a big problem with downing five or more alcoholic drinks nearly every day and that there is an upward trend in marijuana and Ecstasy use among high school teens. Kimberly Dennis, M.D., Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, attributes this rise to the growing number of teens who identify themselves as "social" drinkers, denial in our society...

2011-03-16 12:18:00

CHICAGO, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A dad in New York, a mom in Los Angeles, and their daughter receiving life saving treatment in Chicago - while a scattered scenario, this is not an uncommon one for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, which treats women and young girls from all over the country who suffer from eating disorders, substance and drug abuse issues, co-occurring disorders, trauma and other mental illnesses. And because of this, Timberline Knolls is piloting a...

2011-03-10 11:33:00

CHICAGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A government study has found that more than half a million teens have had an eating disorder, most commonly in the form of binge eating disorder and bulimia, and that most of the time these go untreated. How can we change this downward trend before it gets more out of control? Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, says it's critical for parents to talk to their kids about eating disorders as early...

2011-02-22 16:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The road to lifelong recovery is a challenge for those with eating disorders, which makes getting started on the healing path even more of a necessity. That's why Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center will "Rejoice in Recovery" during the week of February 20-26, nationally known as NEDAwareness Week. Timberline Knolls' mission is to educate the public on eating disorders and body image issues while reducing the stigma surrounding eating...

2011-02-21 16:02:00

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston University's Wellness Program will host a panel of leading eating disorder experts who will address its college students about body image. Co-sponsored by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and Eating for Life Alliance, the program, entitled "Lovin' the Body You're In," is designed to encourage positive self-image and to help students avoid the damage that constant self-criticism can create. The event takes place on Wed., February 23...

2011-01-31 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Washington Post column introduces readers to 53-year-old Michael Prager, a 5'10" man weighing 210 lbs, and discusses the disease that took over his life: an addiction to food. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), the American Psychiatric Association's guide of accepted psychological diagnoses, food addiction is not a recognized psychiatric disorder. But many eating disorder professionals,...

2011-01-20 14:24:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an initiative to increase student understanding about eating disorders and help absorb the extra demand placed on college counselors, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has teamed with Screening for Mental Health (SMH) and founder Doug Jacobs, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical and also president and CEO of SMH, to become a major national supporter of the organization's on-campus screening program,...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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