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EB
Linked to on our FB page here - there is some new research published that finds promise in teaching the premise of a genetic and brain base to adult sufferers and their supporters (aka family, friends etc), and for "treating to the trait".

There is a plain English summary included; but here is a taster from the abstract:

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Preliminary qualitative findings are promising, with both clients and supports reporting that the neurobiological treatment approach helped them better understand the illness, while better conceptualizing how to respond to their traits and manage their symptoms.


Charts, diagrams, bells, and whistles provided via this link

Erica, UK
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melstevUK
Hi EB,

The link you give did not work but I did get on via the link on FB.

This looks really promising.  As I skipped through at top speed I did not notice if this treatment programme is only offered in the US or if it has originated in the UK.  I am guessing it is being trialled in the US.
It certainly will provide a huge amount of hope for many who have maybe given up or who are struggling at the moment.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt.
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EB
Thank you Mel - hope I have fixed it now!  I have been carrying it from Twitter to FB and then here - maybe it got confused in the journeying.
Erica, UK
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Colleen
As far as I know, this is only offered at the Center for Balanced Living in Columbus, Ohio.

The authors of the paper are Drs. Laura Hill and Walt Kaye. Dr. Kaye (or as I used to think of him, St. Walt) is a leading researcher on EDs at UCSD. His research was key in helping me understand the biology of why my daughter was acting this way, and motivated me to refeed her and fast.

The 5-day program at CBL is the adult version of the 5-day adolescent program at UCSD. It has been evolving at CBL with the partnership of UCSD.

It looks awesome.
Colleen in the great Pacific Northwest, USA

"What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease."
Alexander Pope, 1688-1744
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EB
I thought it looked pretty cool!  I know that we are in the foothills still, but it is so heartening to see scientific knowledge being applied in treatment, the involvement of a full deck of supporting players, and results coming in that look so promising.  Work being done to build the evidence base is a beautiful thing to behold.
Erica, UK
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AUSSIEedfamily
Dear Erica,

On my recent overseas trip I spent one day with Laura Hill & her team at the Centre For Balanced Living on the 4th day of the 5 day program. Laura recently sent me some preliminary results of the data they had collected which I have attached to this post. Laura has given me permission to circulate this data.

I wish that my trip plans could have been more easily changed so that I spent the whole week with Laura & her team to learn more about the program.

ED Dad
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Foodsupport_AUS
Thanks for circulating Aussieed. I am trying to read the preliminary data tables and am getting somewhat confused as to what they mean. There seems to be three groups pre- post treatment, pre treatment only and pre follow up but there seem to differences between length of illness and BMI that don't make a lot of sense. Do you have any other details? I am used to reading scientific reports but cannot make head nor tail of this data. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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EB
So glad you said that FS! I normally like pictures and graphics (at least to break up text), but I am also not very good with ONLY pictures and graphics - I like words.  I found the EDJ article was pretty accessible - what is maybe clearer from these slides is the list of collaborators, which is also nice to see.
Erica, UK
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