Ice Cream in the Desert

Binge Eating: Mirasol Clinicians Discuss a Hot Topic!

In 2013, Binge Eating Disorder was recognized by the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In early 2015, the FDA approved Vyvanse for the treatment of binge eating disorder, and the manufacturer launched an aggressive campaign aimed at raising awareness about the disorder and promoting the use of a drug originally developed for the treatment of ADHD. These days it's hard to turn on the TV or open a magazine without seeing an ad that might leave you wondering where to draw the line between over-indulgence and a full-blown eating disorder. How do you tell if you have binge eating disorder and, more importantly, what can you do about it?

ASTA 2017 Conference

Mirasol Presents at Asta 2017

Executive Director Diane Ryan and Katie Klein, Director of Utilization Review, presented at the 2017 Conference of the Arizona State Therapeutic Recreation Association. The conference theme was "Recreation Therapy: Stimulating Mind, Body, & Spirit."

Wolves Howling at the Moon

Breaking the Cycle of Eating Disorders, Insomnia and Trauma

Insomnia affects about 24% of Americans, but the incidence is higher for individuals who have experienced a traumatic event. Fully 70% of individuals with PTSD have recurring sleep disturbances, and the majority of PTSD-diagnosed patients cite falling asleep or remaining asleep as their chief complaint. sleep, and restrictive eating can also reduce sleep quality.

Illustration of the Brain

The Promise of Transcranial Stimulation

Along with its pioneering work in neurofeedback for the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring conditions, Mirasol has been offering trans-cranial electrical stimulation to clients in its PHP partial hospitalization program. Trans-cranial electrical stimulation applies very low levels of electric current to areas of the brain associated with depression, anxiety, OCD and ADHD. These low levels of current can affect the plasticity of the brain, allowing more functional brain behaviors to be learned quicker and easier, supporting therapy for these conditions.

Top 10 Eating Disorder Blogs of 2015

PsychCentral names Mirasol's EDRecovery one of the top 10 eating disorder blogs of 2015

Psych Central Award

Eating Disorder Hope Award

Honored as a top resource for eating disorder treatment, recovery, and awareness.

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