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?
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."
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.
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.