Are some people predisposed to eating disorders due to neurology?

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)-More and more, scientific studies are showing a correlation between abnormal chemicals in the brain and eating disorders. The question is, “Are some women more susceptible to having an eating disorder, than other women?” The answer is maybe. An increased level of dopamine in the brain has shown strong links to behaviors of weight consciousness, anxiety and (OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. Studies are also showing that recovering anorexics show abnormal serotonin levels. Is it possible to trace and treat an eating disorder through neurological feedback? Many doctors say yes. Jordan Carson interviewed several experts in the area, looking for the answer. To get help, see the list of resources, below.

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RESOURCES LIST:

EATING DISORDER COALITION

http://eatingdisorderscoalition.org/

 

ANAD-ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND ADDCIATED DISORDERS

http://www.anad.org/

 

ANAD HELPLINE

The ANAD Eating Disorders Helpline 630-577.1330 is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Central Time.

ANAD also has a special email address, anadhelp@anad.org which may be used by those who prefer email instead of phoning.

 

LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS

CTED, LLC. COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT FOR EATING DISORDERS

http://eatingdisordersmichigan.com/

CTED sponsors a free community support group for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder as well as their family members and friends. The group meets from 7 – 8:15 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Jennifer Wisniewski, MA, LLP, is the current group leader, partnering with Karen Holmquist, AT, a Forest View employee. On the 4th Monday, Gail Hall, LMSW, attends and leads a separate forum for family members and support individuals. The group meets in the community room of Forest View Hospital, 1055 Medical Park Drive SE. Forest View is very close to our office. Please park on the south side and use the Community Room/PHP entrance. The group is free; no preregistration is required. For more information on the group, please call  616-957-7700; or e-mail info@eatingdisordersmichigan.com  FOREST VIEW MEDICAL HOSPITAL: 1055 Medical Park Drive Southeast

FOUNTAIN HILL CENTER

http://fountainhillcenter.org/therapists/rosalyn-baker/

The Fountain Hill Center for Counseling and Consultation provides pathways to healing and transformation, both personal and relational, through diverse and innovative therapeutic, educational, evaluative, and consultative services. Whether you are looking for individual, couples, family, or group therapy, we’re here to help you take your next step. Our Center provides pathways to healing and transformation, both personal and relational, through diverse and innovative therapeutic, educational, evaluative, and consultative services.

PINE REST

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Northeast Clinic will continue offering a free, confidential eating disorders educational support group. This group is geared for persons with diagnosed eating disorders who are also receiving treatment from a health professional.

Facilitated by Michelle Muenzenmeyer, MA, LLP, this ongoing group meets every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northeast Clinic, 1700 East Beltline, NE, Suite 240. Upcoming dates are:

  • February 15, 22
  • March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • April 5, 12, 19, 26
  • May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

An assessment or referral is required prior to joining the group. To schedule an assessment or for more information, interested persons should call Pine Rest’s Northeast Clinic at 616/364-1500.

MUSKEGON, MI

Kathy and Kristine

Phone: (231) 750-8297 or (616) 566-0318 Email: ger5kathy@aol.com or mkristine8870@yahoo.com

  • Meeting time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm
  • Meeting location: 433 W. Seminole Rd., Conference Room, Muskegon, MI 49444
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Saganaw, MI

Jennifer Campbell

Phone: (989)714-9027

Email: jenkern82@hotmail.com

 

Metro Detroit, MI

Darlene

Phone: (734) 324-3089 Email: darlenejoy@mail.com

Monday Night Group

7:00-8:30pm at William Beaumont Hospital, 3601 W. 13 Mile Road, 10th Floor, Rooms A& B, Royal Oak, MI. Use East entrance, take central elevators.

Wednesday Night Group

6:30-8:00pm at Garden City Hospital, 6245 Inkster Road, Basement, Room A, Garden City, MI. Use main entrance, go to basement, follow signs to Physical Therapy/Rehab service and look for room A.

Please call or email for details regarding meetings.

 

INPATIENT TREATMENTS

CENTER FOR DISCOVERY

http://www.centerfordiscovery.com/

THE RANCH

http://www.recoveryranch.com/treatment-programs/eating-disorder-treatment/

LINDEN OAKS-ARABELLA HOUSE

http://www.edward.org/eatingdisorders

EATING RECOVERY CENTER

http://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com/

 

 

 

 

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