Timberline Knolls Staff

Suicide in America: The Numbers Only Go Up

by Timberline Knolls Staff

The United States is arguably one of the greatest countries in the world. We live free and exist in an environment that is rife with opportunity. There is no dictator, no tyrannical government. And yet, every single day, far too many people succumb to suicide. According to a federal data analysis, suicide in our country has surged […]

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Congress Must Act … Now

by Timberline Knolls Staff
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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that a large segment of the US population has experienced a sharp spike in the death rate since 1999. Moreover, the key causes of those increased deaths are seemingly self-imposed: alcohol, drugs, and suicide. This increasingly at-risk group is middle-aged white people. Prior to 1999 the mortality rate for this […]

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Selfies and the New Age of Digital Narcissism

by Timberline Knolls Staff

In 2013, the word “selfie” was elected “Word of the Year” by the Oxford English Dictionary. Selfie refers to a photo that a person takes of herself then posts on social media sites. As with so many things, the original idea behind the selfie was probably good, providing just another way to share a moment […]

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The Dangers of Ignoring Mental Health & Addiction History in Prescribing Opiates to Women

by Timberline Knolls Staff

According to a CDC report released earlier this month, 6,631 women died of opioid overdoses in 2010, five times more than a decade ago. The rate surpassed the increase seen in men over the same time period. In a NY Times article about the study, researchers hypothesized that it might be because conditions associated with […]

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Excitement around Binge Eating Disorder and a Reminder that Treatment Saves Lives

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I was recently in Bethesda Maryland, home of many respected national institutes of health, attending the 3rd annual Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) conference. Of all of the eating disorder conferences, this one is a favorite of mine. In part because it’s close to its roots, as a relatively new organization: in part because its […]

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Making a Resolution Not to Make Resolutions

by Timberline Knolls Staff

It’s 2013, a whole new year. Right now, millions of people are making resolutions. Friends and family members alike tell one another of the tremendous change that will occur in the next 12 months; some even write it down and place it on the refrigerator to ensure they will remain committed to this all-important resolution. Why do […]

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Eating Disorders: No Longer Just for the Young

by Timberline Knolls Staff

I recently had the honor to be included as an expert panel member on Huffington Post’s HP Live, a web-based show. The topic was elder anorexia, which is on the rise throughout our country. In the past, it was thought that eating disorders rarely occurred after the age of 35; experts now know anorexia occurs […]

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Eating Disorder & Addiction Recovery…It’s a Family Affair

by Timberline Knolls Staff

A lot of women come to residential treatment for addiction, eating disorders, and unresolved issues with trauma, mood disorders, and more. Although it may be a single individual (the “identified patient”) who enters treatment, and engages in intensive therapy, we know they are not the only ones who need help. Eating disorders, addiction, and other […]

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How are “Fear” and “Trigger” Foods Different?

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Our Medical Director recently held a webinar on the topic of Food Addiction that TK co-sponsored with IAEDP. We received a number of follow-up questions, and one person asked about the difference between fear and trigger foods. Her reply: It’s not unusual for an individual with an eating disorder to struggle with either or both […]

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Why the Backlash Against Vogue Article on Child’s Weight and Eating Habits?

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The April issue of Vogue magazine featured an article on a mother’s response to a pediatrician telling her that her seven-year-old daughter, Bea, was obese. Dara-Lynn Weiss embarked on a year-long battle to get her child to lose weight. This mother’s weight obsession and stringent methods have caused a firestorm to erupt among readers. The […]

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