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Family Day, A Huge Success!

Thank you to all of the families and caregivers who attended family day at IDC.    We recognize the gravity of your experience when someone you care about is suffering from an eating disorder.  Those who have love ones in treatment may experience frustration and confusion which can be overwhelming.   This can lead to hopelessness…

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Medication and Eating Disorders

By Dr. Tracey Cornella-Carlson While there is no medication that can “cure” an eating disorder, many medications can be valuable tools in treating the conditions that go along with eating disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder.  Some medications may also help to decrease urges to binge or purge. However, some medications may not be…

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What is ANAD?

ANAD is the acronym for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders and is defined by  The Alliance of Eating Disorders as: “ANAD support groups are safe havens for those seeking support and understanding. The role of an ANAD group is to offer information and support to those who are affected by the eating disorder. It also provides information, possible…

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Please Welcome Our New Program Director, Christine Elkhoury.

Announced today is the new Program Director and IDC could not have a more qualified, positive influence in the appointment of Mrs. Elkhoury.   Christine is a Registered Dietitian with years of experience in treating eating disorders and she holds a Masters of Business Administration.   Christine values knowledge, professional development and community partnerships. Click…

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New Medical Director, Dr. Tracey Cornella-Carlson Joins IDC in Royal Oak, MI

It’s official and PRWEB has just put out our official press release! We are so excited. Click on the snapshot to read the entire press release.

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IDC Receiving Rave Reviews On Our Stunning New Logo!

We are so gratified thus far by the incredible feedback we have been receiving from our families, colleagues and friends regarding our new website and our choice of colors and corporate logo! Thank you all so much for your positive vibes and feedback!  

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Nutrition Approaches for Treatment of Anorexia

Weight gain is a top priority for patients with anorexia nervosa.  Like giving a beta-blocker to someone with high blood pressure, food is used as medicine to treat the physical complications of anorexia nervosa.  Unfortunately the “best approach” to reintroducing food has not been established and is a topic of debate among professionals.  This blog…

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Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse: Co-Occurring Disorders

Inner Door Center® is both a center for eating disorder recovery and recovery from other addictions, such as substance abuse.  In our center, we have seen that more often than not, these two areas of mental health treatment collide.  It is often revealed that our clients who have come in seeking treatment of an eating…

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Discovering You and Your Mind Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

When you walk into a room, both you and your mind make a grand entry.  Although your mind is neither your friend nor your enemy, it has the ability to judge, remember, compare and analyze.  These behaviors of the mind link directly to eating disorder thoughts such as remembering calories and comparing your food plate…

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The Rapid Recovery Narrative

I used to have anorexia, but I’m better now. I’ve heard that phrase countless times. In our therapeutic culture, it’s perfectly acceptable to have a past history of addiction or illness — as long as one claims to be working on it, or to have recovered. Many young women with eating disorders feel genuine guilt…

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