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Nation's Leading Eating Disorder Treatment Center Launches New Program for Boys

Thursday, October 2, 2008 General News J E 4
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PHOENIX, Oct. 1 Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating andAnxiety Disorders (http://www.remudaranch.com), the nation's leading eatingdisorder treatment center, today announced it has opened Reddstone, a RemudaProgram for Boys (http://www.remudaranch.com/reddstone/index.php). Theintensive, inpatient program will treat boys 17 and under who are strugglingwith anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder. It will follow the RemudaModel of Treatment that is based on a bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework.The program doesn't just treat the disorder; it treats the entire patient andoffers them the best possible chance for complete and lasting recovery fromeating disorders.

Research suggests that 1 in 4 pre-teen cases of anorexia are male. Thereare thousands of males with eating disorders in our society. Historically, itwas thought that the ratio of boys to girls with eating disorders was 1:10,but it's actually closer to 1:6.

"Over the past 10 years, the male body has come under much scrutiny, muchlike the female body has for decades," said Sam Lample, assistant clinicaldirector for the Reddstone Program for Boys. "Boys see images in the mediaand are inundated with the message that they need to look that way or they'reinadequate."

Boys remain in treatment for 60 days -- a minimum amount of time requiredfor eating disorder behaviors to stop and new skills to be acquired. Each boywill have a team of professionals, who not only treat the eating disorder, butaddress co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse ortrauma.

"Reaching out to boys is the next logical step for Remuda," adds Lample."We have been asked for years if we treat boys and until now, we haven't.Reddstone will use the proven Remuda Model of Treatment to reach an oftenoverlooked population."

Since 1990, Remuda has provided care to nearly 9,000 patients with eatingdisorders. Ninety-five percent of Remuda's patients are in good recovery one,five and ten years after leaving the program. They no longer have adiagnosable eating disorder, their personal relationships have improved andthey're functioning more effectively in school and work.

About Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders

Remuda Ranch offers Christian inpatient and residential programs forindividuals of all faiths suffering from eating or anxiety disorders. Eachpatient is treated by a multi-disciplinary team including a Psychiatric and aPrimary Care Provider, Registered Dietitian, Masters Level therapist,Psychologist and Registered Nurse. The professional staff equips each patientwith the right tools to live a healthy, productive life. For moreinformation, call 1-800-445-1900 or visit http://www.remudaranch.com.

SOURCE Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders
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