Could I have binge eating disorder?

Understanding and Supporting Those with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a serious but often misunderstood mental health condition. This blog series aims to provide a clear understanding of BED, including what it means, who’s at risk, the dangers of bingeing, treatment options, and how to seek support or help someone who…

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Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E): An Evidenced-Based Approach to Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders are complex and devastating mental health conditions that can have severe physical and psychological consequences. In recent years, the field of psychology has witnessed significant advancements in treatment models, one of which stands out for its effectiveness and innovation – Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E). Developed by Christopher Fairburn and his team, CBT-E…

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Maudsley Family-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Revolutionary Approach to Recovery

Eating disorders are complex and devastating conditions that can have severe consequences for individuals and their families. Historically, traditional treatment approaches focused on individual therapy; however, the Maudsley Family-Based Therapy (FBT) has emerged as a groundbreaking intervention that recognises the essential role of the family in the recovery process. This blog post will explore the…

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Understanding ARFID: A Complex Eating Disorder Beyond Picky Eating Introduction: Unveiling the Intricacies of ARFID

At the Myrtle Oak Clinic, we believe in shedding light on various aspects of mental and psychological health. In this blog post, we delve into the lesser-known but impactful realm of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). Often misconstrued as mere picky eating or stubbornness, ARFID is a psychological disorder that goes far beyond food preferences.…

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Navigating Food-Centric Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means it is time to start preparing and planning to make this time of the year, as enjoyable and manageable as possible, no matter where you are on your recovery journey. You are welcome to consider all the points below or select those that you feel are most…

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Grocery Shopping During Eating Disorder Recovery

Grocery shopping is arguably one errand that everyone must do. For someone without an eating disorder, the supermarket can be enjoyable, yet it can also be an unpleasant task when trying to find the aisle with the food you are after and navigate the trolley. However, for someone suffering from an eating disorder, it is…

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