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5 Eating Disorder Signs To Identify For Effective Treatment

Five Signs it Might be an Eating Disorder

By Lee Neagle MA, LPC| 3 Min Read | February 20, 2024
For Clients & Loved Ones

Recognition and treatment are crucial components of eating disorder care. Unfortunately, some behaviors associated with eating disorders can mimic behaviors that are generally accepted in our culture, which makes it difficult to recognize eating disorder signs and identify that something is wrong. It’s critical to understand that eating disorders are…

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How to Encourage Your Older Adolescent Child to Seek Eating Disorder Treatment  

By Lee Neagle MA, LPC| 3 Min Read | February 16, 2024
For Clients & Loved Ones

Convincing an older adolescent (15–17-year-olds) to seek treatment for an eating disorder can be a challenging and delicate process for parents or caregivers. Adolescents suffering with an eating disorder often experience intense feelings of shame, fear, and sometimes denial, which can cause resistance to treatment or an inability to recognize…

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Eating Disorder Prevention Strategies And Awareness

Six Tips for Parents on Supporting Your Adolescent Through an Eating Disorder 

By Lee Neagle MA, LPC| 3 Min Read | February 9, 2024
For Clients & Loved Ones

For caregivers or parents, watching your adolescent suffer from an eating disorder can be painfully distressing and overwhelming. The journey to recovery can be challenging, but as a caregiver, your support can make a significant difference in your child's recovery process.   Below, we’ve listed six practical tips for how…

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Eating Disorders And Substance Abuse Connection

The Connection Between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

By Lee Neagle MA, LPC| 3 Min Read | January 8, 2024
For Treatment Providers

Research has consistently shown a strong link between eating disorders and substance abuse, highlighting the need for integrated treatment approaches. Both conditions share risk factors, reinforcement mechanisms, and interactions that complicate treatment. Integrated care is crucial for successful recovery.  What are Some Shared Traits of Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse?…

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IOP Program for Eating Disorders - A Supportive Recovery Path

How an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Can Support Your Eating Disorder Recovery

By Lee Neagle MA, LPC| 3 Min Read | January 7, 2024
For Clients & Loved Ones

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) offer valuable support to people facing eating disorders. By providing specialized care, structure, and a supportive community, an IOP program for eating disorders plays a crucial role in fostering lasting healing and wellness. At Inner Haven Wellness, we’re often asked how our in-person IOP helps with…

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Navigating the Holiday Season: A Guide for Facing Eating Disorder Challenges 

By Lee Neagle MA, LPC| 3 Min Read | December 29, 2023
For Clients & Loved Ones

The holiday season at its best is a joyous time for connecting with loved ones, enjoying a break from work or school, and embracing the festive spirit, but this season can present unique challenges for those struggling with eating disorders.   Holiday gatherings frequently center around food. Discussions about weight…

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The Value of In-Person Eating Disorder Treatment

By Margherita Mascolo, MD, CED-S| 4 Min Read | October 5, 2023
For Clients & Loved Ones

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of virtual behavioral health services, including in the treatment of eating disorders. Due to travel restrictions and the inability to gather in person, access to care became even more difficult for patients with eating disorders. In response, most treatment centers either opened or expanded…

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Inner Haven Wellness Opens Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Madison, Wisconsin

By Isabel Grieder, Admissions Counselor| 4 Min Read | September 6, 2023
Press and Media

Inner Haven Wellness, a leading eating disorder treatment provider, announces the opening of a new program in Madison, Wisconsin. The company will open in Madison with an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults with eating disorders, and plans to soon expand into higher levels of care. MADISON, Wisconsin (September 6,…

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Recognizing Eating Disorder Signs: A Guide for Medical Professionals

By Lee Neagle MA, LPC| 2 Min Read | August 2, 2023
For Treatment Providers

Eating disorders can insidiously impact individuals, significantly impacting their physical well-being. Early identification and understanding of the signs and symptoms by medical professionals are crucial for timely intervention and treatment. The list below provides possible conditions that might indicate a patient is struggling with an eating disorder. While the list…

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How Do We Define An Eating Disorder?

By Lee Neagle MA, LPC| 7 Min Read | June 27, 2023
For Clients & Loved Ones

Table of Contents The Nature of Eating Disorders Common Types of Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) The Impact of Eating Disorders Physical Consequences of Eating Disorders Psychological and Emotional Consequences of Eating Disorders Social and Relational Consequences of Eating…

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