Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, New England’s leading provider of treatment for eating disorders, announced the opening of its newest clinic at 229 E. Main St in Milford, Mass.
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Residential schools are designed to provide therapy and education for students with a range of behavioral and emotional issues as well as learning, psychological and psychiatric disorders. In the past, many of these schools also addressed eating disorders, but treatment for this condition appears to be moving away from the residential school setting.
As eating disorders and obesity have become major public health issues, the conference focuses on new knowledge, tools and strategies for eating disorders. These include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and bariatric surgery.
A metabolic assessment is rarely integrated into a psychiatric evaluation. Many mental health professionals and psychiatrists are only beginning to understand how important nutrition may be for optimal brain function and mental health.
Two years ago, I caught a glimpse of my 12-year-old daughter as she dashed past me on her way outside to workout. Wearing a tank top and shorts, she looked alarmingly long and lean. I asked my husband if he thought she looked thin and he replied, “Of course not, she has just grown taller.”
Michelle was struggling emotionally when her issues with food began. Just 10 years old, her twin sister was battling cancer. Michelle felt like she couldn’t control anything, except her caloric intake. When she was 14, the Hartford-area girl lost an alarming amount of weight, dropping to 96 pounds.
Michelle, who requested her last name be withheld, was struggling emotionally when her issues with food began. Just 10 years old, her twin sister was battling cancer. Michelle felt like she couldn’t control anything, except her caloric intake.
Athletes are 2-3 times more susceptible to eating disorders than the average population. Detecting warning signs and knowing where to turn to help can be challenging. But there are more options for specialized attention today.
Health care providers, community leaders and others are hailing the opening of the Walden Eating Disorders Center at Rockville Hospital as the first inpatient unit for treating eating disorders in Connecticut.
“In my practice treating hospitalized adolescents for severe depression and eating disorders, cyberbullying has become a more common precipitant of the downward spiral of self-injury and suicidal thoughts,” Dr Greenblatt told TechNewsWorld. “Parents are often unaware of the extent and duration of the bullying until the suicide attempt.”
Eastern Connecticut Hospital Network has partnered with a Massachusetts psychiatric hospital to open an inpatient clinic at Rockville General Hospital devoted solely to treating eating disorders.
Healthcare providers, community leaders and others celebrated the opening of the Walden Eating Disorders Center at Rockville Hospital, the first dedicated inpatient unit for treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders in Connecticut, during an open house Thursday night.
A treatment center for people with eating disorders is to open in Rockville General Hospital, officials announced Monday.
For many people, mealtimes are not always about the food. Maybe you’re talking with a family member or a date, maybe you’re absorbed in an episode of your favorite TV show, or maybe you’re just scarfing something down at your desk at work.
Family-based therapy for eating disorders is one of the most productive forms of treatment for adolescents, particularly those with anorexia nervosa, as well as various forms of bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and extremely picky eating.
Individuals suffering from an eating disorder can now find specialized treatment closer to home. Walden Behavioral Care, the leading program for treating eating disorders, recently opened a new location in Guilford, making it the first specialized treatment center of its kind in the shoreline area.
College kids may be bringing home with them something more surprising than a tattoo. They may be homeward bound with an eating disorder that could have started earlier in high school, but resurfaced or worsened in college or one that never existed until they set foot on campus.
During an open house at the new 6,000-square-foot clinic, Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko, assistant vice president of clinical operations, explained in an interview with News 8, WTNH, that the biggest barrier to recovery from an eating disorder is access to specialized care.
About 86% of individuals with eating disorders develop them before age 20, Walden’s Director of Adolescent Services Renee Nelson told NECN during an interview.
With cases of eating disorders on a continuous rise since 1950, there is a growing need for treatment, both for adolescents and adults. Last week, Walden opened the first dedicated eating-disorders clinic in southeastern Connecticut at 157 Goose Lane.
Walden consultant named 2016 Outstanding Dietetics Educator by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Council.
“I’ll be blunt yet honest: eating disorders are life-threatening. They have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses” said Walden’s president and CEO Stuart Koman. “Unfortunately, the general public – and even many in the healthcare community – grossly undervalues the devastating gravity and prevalence of eating disorders”.
Paula Quatromoni of Medfield, senior consultant to Waltham-based Walden Behavioral Care’s nutrition department, has been named a 2016 Outstanding Dietetics Educator by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Council.
Twice a week, yoga teacher Amy Lawson drives through the gates of Walden Behavioral Care clinic for disordered eating in South Windsor, Connecticut, clears the tables and chairs from a conference room, and leads small classes of recovering patients through a gentle hour-long practice. With rare exception, all of her students—female or male, young or old, and from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds—are moody, withdrawn, and showing classic signs of stress and anxiety.
“When you think of eating disorders, what are some of the things that come to mind?” asked panelist Rebekah Doweyko, Program Director of Walden Behavioral Care in South Windsor, Conn. Wesleyan University students in the audience had a variety of answers.
Goals, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for high school, collegiate and adult athletes, will offer programs on three evenings per week beginning in February at Walden’s Waltham clinic, Suite 2000, 69 Hickory Dr.
“Studies show that athletes are two-to-three times more likely than the average person to have an eating disorder,” said Emily Slager, program director of the Waltham clinic. Walden’s newly launched Goals program offers group and individualized counseling and nutrition guidance for patients in a three-night-a-week outpatient setting.
Waltham’s Walden Behavioral Care is offering what it says is Massachusetts’ first eating disorder program for athletes.
In April, Walden Behavioral Care will open a second location in Connecticut to treat people – adolescents and adults – who suffer from an eating disorder. The 2-story, 6000 square foot clinic will be located in Guilford on Goose Lane.
Walden announced today that it plans to open its second clinic in Connecticut in April 2016 at 157 Goose Lane. The two-story, 6,000 square foot clinic is the first in the area to offer dedicated treatment for both males and females, adolescents and adults.
“I think what’s still lacking is a full understanding of eating disorders and the emotional struggles that go along with the illness. I think we have a lot to learn as a culture about that, but I do think the awareness that it’s a mental illness that’s treatable, and worth treating, is on the rise.”
On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Walden visited Clark University to join a discussion with representatives from its Center for Counseling and Personal Growth (CPG), Residential Life and Housing (RLH) regarding eating disorders on campus and within the larger community.
I was disturbed by the vast number of people struggling with eating disorders and the meager number of specialists able and qualified to treat them, so I prepared to enter the field in grad school.
Binge eating and anxiety go together more often than you might think. People with binge eating disorder (BED) experience recurring episodes of binging. People with BED eat large amounts of food and feel a loss of control over eating. People with anxiety disorders experience frequent worries or fear about everyday situations. They may have panic attacks, which are intense and concentrated spells of anxiety.
Walden Behavioral Care of Waltham, which provides inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient care for patients with eating disorders, is using the mobile health platform Recovery Record, which can be used on an iPhone, iPad or Android and enables patients and their providers to continuously monitor progress.