Treatment

Bariatric Surgery: Anything but a Quick Fix

by Marge Crotty RN, MS - Director of Nursing

Bariatric surgery is becoming more and more common, with approximately 200,000 people electing to undergo this procedure each year. Bariatric surgery has one goal:  weight loss. This is accomplished primarily through restriction of gastric capacity, which means people simply cannot eat as much as before.  Another strategy is restriction combined with bypassing a portion of […]

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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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New Research Regarding Anorexia

by TK Staff
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It has long been known that eating disorders have both psychological and physiological components. However, new research indicates that the physical aspect may be more complex than previously thought and what is transpiring in the intestines of those with anorexia may have psychological ramifications. Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in […]

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Healing Negative Self-talk

by Amy M. Klimek Stansbury, LCPC, Director of Program Development and Eating Disorder Program Coordinator
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In a previous TK blog we explored the concept of fat talk: who engaged in it, the whys behind it and the negative implications surrounding this type of interaction. Although fat talk is external, to a large degree, it begins as internal dialogue. This dialogue is a compilation of lifetime experiences. It’s a mental chorus […]

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Family Therapy and Eating Disorders

by Stanley Selinger, PhD - Family Therapist
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Families are systems that shape us, motivate us, but also leave us vulnerable with wounds and expectations.  Families with a member that has an eating disorder have often been characterized as enmeshed, overprotective, overly rigid, or as having a strong tendency to avoid conflict with a lack of conflict resolution. These families create poor boundaries […]

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Effective Family Communication

by Stanley Selinger, PhD - Family Therapist
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In what areas does your family communications break down?  Everyone in a family is affected by another family member’s problems. Yet the family can have a major influence on long-term recovery and adjustment from eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood disorders and most other problems. People erroneously believe that because they can speak words, they […]

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Top Signs of A Healthy 12 Step Meeting

by TK Staff

Thousands of 12 step meetings are held every day. Although they may share similar names and core beliefs, not all 12 step meetings are created equally. Meetings are led by members of the program rather than professionals. There is natural turnover among volunteers, and meetings may change significantly over time based on both the leadership […]

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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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What does it mean that Timberline Knolls’ treatment is holistic?

by TK Staff

Timberline Knolls believes that eating disorders, substance abuse and mood disorders are medical diseases with emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects. When we say that treatment is holistic, we mean that we address and strengthen each of these aspects of a whole person using the best available knowledge and experience from multiple disciplines, including […]

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