Fairhaven News & Updates
Halloween in Recovery: Tricks for Treating Yourself
Halloween was a magical time for me as a child. Every July, my mother would ask me what I wanted to be for Halloween. She would then buy (or sometimes design) a pattern and make the most elaborate, hand-sewn costumes for me. We’re talking full body shark suits, giant foam filled character heads, embroidered details, […]
Athletes Body Surveillance Sport Culture and Body Image Challenges
As a former collegiate swimmer, 6 year professional cheerleader for the NFL and current professional choreographer, I have been playing sports all my life and know the sport culture all too well. Now as a clinical sport psychologist, I have been able to apply my personal athletic experiences coupled with clinical knowledge to help better […]
Eating Disorders Within the Conversation of Suicide Awareness
Within the conversation of suicide, there is often a great deal of information linking suicide to depression or substance abuse, but very little information on the link between eating disorders and suicide. For relevant information regarding features of mental health diagnoses, we often turn to the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health […]
Eating Disorders amongst Athletes: What to Know?
Written by Dr. Katie Patterson, PsyD, LPC, NCC Although the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes is high, they often go unnoticed by coaches, teammates, and the athlete themself. In part, this is due to the sport culture and “norms” related to nutrition, training, and performance mindsets. These sport-environment “norms” can result in immense pressure […]
Online Therapy Got Popular During Covid. Should You Still See Your Therapist in Person?
Should you go back to seeing your therapist in person? The rise of the Delta variant is complicating what was already a difficult decision for many. Nearly all outpatient mental health treatment moved online when the pandemic struck last year. As vaccines rolled out this year, more people became comfortable resuming some in person visits, […]
Yale, VA Researchers Investigate Eating Disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan War-Era Veterans
Written by: Christopher Gardner Read the original article here. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, in a pair of complementary studies, investigated eating disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans, a group thought to be at high risk for eating disorders. New eating disorders —atypical anorexia nervosa, night eating […]
Treating Eating Disorders as “Parts”
The Internal Family Systems model has grown in popularity over the past few decades as an effective and unique method of psychotherapy for treating various disorders, including eating disorders. The Internal Family Systems model’s “parts” approach takes a unique method toward healing. This model views symptoms and behaviors as “parts” and encourages clients to take […]
WE ARE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING!
We encourage people to follow the CDC’s (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html) and WHO’s recommendations. If you have concerns about your physical health and safety please consult with your physician to figure out best options for yourself and your family. Even with the need to self-quarantine, there may be options for teletherapy. Teletherapy is a way to remotely do […]
Molly Davis interview with Eating Disorder Hope’s Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC
Molly Davis (LMSW) gives a great comprehensive overview of Fairhaven in her interview with Jackquelyn Ekern of Eating Disorder Hope. Jacquelyn Ekern is President of Eating Disorder Hope & Addiction Hope. Eating Disorder Hope’s mission is to offer hope, information, and resources to individual eating disorder sufferers, their family members, and treatment providers. The organization […]
Risk of Heart Disease Quadruples in Women Hospitalized for Bulimia
By Mark S. Gold, MD The risk of cardiovascular disease skyrockets for women who have been hospitalized for bulimia nervosa, a study in JAMA Psychiatry reports. The risk for bulimia and heart disease is greatest in the first two years after hospitalization and remains high for another three years before disappearing at the 10-year mark. […]