Welcome to Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center is a leading provider of healthcare services for eating disorders patients in the Oklahoma City metro area and surrounding areas.
The mission of Living Hope is to provide excellent, comprehensive outpatient care for patients with eating disorders. At Living Hope, patients will have access to a physician, registered dietitian, and licensed professional counselors, who will help them on their road to recovery. It is the conviction of Living Hope that through proper combination of medical and therapeutic treatment, patients can achieve lasting physical, mental, and emotional healing.
We specialize in treatment of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Pica, Rumination Disorder, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder (UFED), Compulsive Overeating, and Obesity.
Our treatment team consists of Meghan Scears, MD; Brittany Hunter, RD/LD; Kristin, Kren, RD/LD, Jenny Gaspard, ATR, LPC, Deandria Rideau, Ph. D., LPC, Alison Squire, LPC.
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Excerpt from The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders by Marcia Herrin, EdD, MPH, RD and Nancy Matsumoto To find out more about this helpful book click here. So far, we have described what a full-blown eating disorder looks like. It should also be clear to you now that eating disorders are most effectively and easily treated when they are caught early. This is a bigger challenge than recognizing a child in the midst of a crisis. How do you know if your child is at risk for an eating disorder? Here we offer you a series of checklists of early warning signs. By offering this exhaustive list of early warning symptoms, our aim is to outline the range of tip-off behaviors, attitudes, and symptoms to watch for. By using your own intuition, knowing your child well, being observant, and trusting your instincts, you can transform the process of early detection from an art into more of a science. The first checklist contains symptoms found in all eating disorders. If you check more than eight items on any of these lists, you likely have a serious problem on your hands that warrants your attention and a visit to the doctor. If you check […]
“Research shows that weight discrimination is a pronounced and severe form of bias in Western societies…Despite unequivocal evidence that this type of discrimination occurs, no country has yet taken the critical step of making weight discrimination illegal.” http://www.aedweb.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Resources_for_the_Press&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3287
A new study shows 16% of teens aged 14-20 seen in the ER may have an undiagnosed eating disorder. Better screening in the ER could help and make a major difference in these lives! http://umhsheadlines.org/26/first-study-of-eating-disorders-in-teen-er-patients-suggests-an-opportunity-to-spot-hidden-problems/?utm_source=HSH&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=first-study-of-eating-disorders-in-teen-er-patients-suggests-an-opportunity-to-spot-hidden-problems&utm_source=Inside+iaedp+December+6+2012&utm_campaign=iaedp+Symposium+2013&utm_medium=email
According to standardized eating disorder treatment guidelines, a team approach works best for eating disorder patients. The treatment team should include a physician, counselor, and dietitian, with eating disorder experience if possible. Find out more here: http://www.aedweb.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Medical_Care_Standards&Template=%2FCM%2FContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2413
“If the government were to redefine normal weight as one that doesn’t increase the risk of death, then about 130 million of the 165 million American adults currently categorized as overweight and obese would be re-categorized as normal weight instead. To put some flesh on these statistical bones, the study found a 6 percent decrease in mortality risk among people classified as overweight and a 5 percent decrease in people classified as Grade 1 obese…” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/opinion/our-imaginary-weight-problem.html?_r=0
“Women suffering from eating disorders are four times more likely to be vegetarian than women without eating disorders…” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/vegetarianism-eating-disorders-more-likely_n_1729326.html
Come hear our team discuss Eating Disorders and Medical Complications on February 8th. See the flyer below for all information. Hope to see you there! -Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center Treatment Team Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center Workshop and Open House Eating Disorders and Medical Complications, Part 1 Date: February 8th, 2013 Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM; Open House and Luncheon to follow Location: Norman Regional Hospital Classroom 901 N. Porter Norman, OK 73071 Cost: $50 for professionals, $35 for students/interns Summary: You are invited to explore and enhance your knowledge of the often misunderstood topic of eating disorders from multiple healthcare professionals. We will explore this topic through the eyes of eating disorder specialists Meghan Scears, MD, Nancy McReynolds, Ph. D., Jenny Gaspard, ATR, LPC, and Brittany Hunter, RD/LD. 4 Hour CEU credit for LPC, LMFT. Please e-mail or mail registration for conference and open house/luncheon by February 1st, 2013 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 808 24th Ave NW Ste. 202, Norman, OK 73069. Registration must be received by February 1st, 2013 by mail or email. Fee for conference will be accepted the day of the conference. Please make checks payable to Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center. […]
Curious about the difference between Binge Eating Disorder and general over eating? Find answers here! http://m.psychologytoday.com/blog/emotional-eating/201212/the-difference-between-binge-eating-and-general-overeating?utm_source=Inside+iaedp+January+25%2C+2013&utm_campaign=iaedp+Symposium+2013&utm_medium=email
New research shows “connection errors” in anorexic brains in the area responsible for body perception. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130124091542.htm?utm_source=rss1.0&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+(ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News)
It is no longer temporary! Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center has received our 2 year certification in the State of Oklahoma as a Eating Disorder Treatment Program!
Unexplained hoarseness and/or esophageal reflux can be a sign of eating disorders, especially in young, otherwise healthy patients. http://www.eatingdisordersreview.com/nl/nl_edr_24_1_10.html
It is eating disorders awareness week! For more information, check out this article written by our own Dr. Scears! http://www.edmondsun.com/features/x986697650/Living-Hope-EDTC-promotes-eating-disorder-awareness-in-OKC
OKLAHOMA – An eating disorder is something that’s usually kept behind closed doors. Teens don’t want their parents to know, and young adults often feel ashamed. But a new trend is opening the eyes of doctors and revealing the world of eating disorders many didn’t even know existed. The trend is called Thinspo, short for thinspiration. The idea behind it is that through social media, women and men are able to inspire each other to get dangerously thin through the use of images and quotes. Doctors say this kind of behavior is anything but inspirational. They say it puts you one step away from death. “This takes up every second of your day. Every breath you take. It’s always there. At the end of the day you don’t even want to look at yourself in the mirror,” said 23 year old Kaelin Fink. Kaelin was steps away from death. Moments away from giving it all up for beauty and control. “You’d rather be dead than live with this eating disorder, this obsession to be thin. This obsession with looking the way other people think you should look,” she said. These days what people think is beauty is shifting, from the […]