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2011-01-14 12:30:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has partnered with producer Julie Woodley to present "In the Wildflowers" program, a 10-part DVD series aimed at educating and helping victims of childhood sexual abuse cope with their trauma as they heal in a safe and supportive environment. Woodley, a member of the national outreach team at Timberline Knolls, serves as the ministry outreach representative and works to touch as many people's lives as...

2011-01-06 16:11:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the nation's leading experts in eating disorder treatment and family therapy will make their treatment advice available online, free to the public this month. Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director, and Stan Selinger, PhD, family therapy coordinator, from Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, are the featured speakers for MentorCONNECT's January teleconference on Family Healing and Communication. Dr. Dennis and Dr. Selinger will...

2010-12-22 15:21:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent studies have shown that one of the most important building blocks to a successful recovery is when a family is involved in the process. Stan Selinger, PhD, has always championed this particular aspect of treatment at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, which is why Timberline Knolls is proud to announce Dr. Selinger as its new Family Therapy Coordinator. This represents a natural progression for Dr. Selinger after nearly five years...

2010-12-21 15:39:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A November 28th performance of The Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet inspired controversy after New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay criticized dancer Jenifer Ringer, who is dancing the role of the Sugar Plum fairy, not for her performance, but for perceived issues with her weight, claiming she "looked as if she'd eaten one sugar plum too many." But according to Dr. Kimberly Dennis, who specializes in eating disorder treatment and is medical...

2010-12-09 16:48:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows hospitalizations for eating disorders in children under 12 increased 119 percent between 1999 and 2006. "This is an alarming trend because small children develop their foundation of self worth and body worth in their early years (birth to five years old)," said Dr. Kimberly Dennis, medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. "This increase in hospitalizations...

2010-12-01 14:47:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Psychiatric Association, at least three percent of the United States population has a co-occurring disorder, yet only eight percent of those suffering receive specialized treatment for both their mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Kimberly Dennis, MD, a psychiatrist specializing in eating disorder and addiction treatment and Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, recommends that those...

2010-11-05 15:02:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Many see the holidays as a time to celebrate, but when does the celebrating go too far? One in three high school teens say they are allowed to drink at home for special events like holidays, according to a recent study from Students Against Destructive Decisions and Liberty Mutual Group. Among college students, studies show the numbers rise to 80 percent consuming alcohol. But Kimberly Dennis, M.D. and medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential...

2010-10-28 15:37:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, continues to inflict a mental and physical toll on America's soldiers, leaving physical, emotional and spiritual scars long after these veterans have left their posts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, for female soldiers, sexual assault and rape can create similar, and many times more treatment-resistant, symptoms of PTSD, according to Dr. Kimberly Dennis. She currently serves as medical director at Timberline...

2010-10-26 14:16:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicknamed "blackout in a can" or "liquid cocaine," alcoholic energy drink Four Loko seems like the perfect cocktail because the combination of alcohol and caffeine can heighten the buzz for those drinking it. The mix can be especially tempting for college students, even more so if they have or are predisposed to alcoholism. Dr. Kimberly Dennis, Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, warns the effects can be seriously damaging...

2010-10-21 14:32:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 NEDA Conference, held in Brooklyn, NY earlier this month, used the theme of "Building Bridges to Recovery" to create dialogue among its attendees. To match this theme, Dr. Kimberly Dennis presented research on trauma's role in later psychological damage, in particular its evolution into PTSD. Dr. Dennis, the medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, one of the leading residential treatment centers for eating disorders,...


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