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Press Releases from Timberline Knolls (19 total)

Timberline Knolls and iaedp Foundation Partner to Offer National Educational Ser …

CHICAGO (March 21, 2011) – Beginning this month, Timberline Knolls launches a first-time partnership with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) Foundation to bring a free quarterly series, Webinars on Wellness, that will focus on physical and emotional issues, hope, healing and recovery for the eating disorder professional community. “Family Healing and Communication,” the first program in the series, will take place on Wednesday, March 23, from 1-2

Skype – Not Just For Socializing Anymore

CHICAGO (March 16, 2011) – A dad in New York, a mom in Los Angeles, and their daughter receiving life saving treatment in Chicago – while a scattered scenario, this is not an uncommon one for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, which treats women and young girls from all over the country who suffer from eating disorders, substance and drug abuse issues, co-occurring disorders, trauma and other mental illnesses. And

Timberline Knolls Responds to Washington Post Article on Food Addiction

A recent Washington Post column introduces readers to 53-year-old Michael Prager, a 5’10” man weighing 210 lbs, and discusses the disease that took over his life: an addiction to food. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), the American Psychiatric Association’s guide of accepted psychological diagnoses, food addiction is not a recognized psychiatric disorder. But many eating disorder professionals, including Kimberly Dennis, M.D., Medical Director at

New National Study Gives Parents an Urgent Topic for Discussion

CHICAGO (March 10, 2011) – A government study has found that more than half a million teens have had an eating disorder, most commonly in the form of binge eating disorder and bulimia, and that most of the time these go untreated. How can we change this downward trend before it gets more out of control? Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, says it’s critical

Does Social Media Really Encourage Eating Disorders?

CHICAGO (February 18, 2011) – With dozens of websites catering to the social media phenomenon, teenagers have a wealth of options to connect with each other online – and none is more popular than Facebook. But a new study reveals that the more teens use this platform, the more likely they are to develop an eating disorder. Dr. Kimberly Dennis, the medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, one

Calling All Colleges: Timberline Knolls Medical Director Offers Steps to Improve …

CHICAGO (February 14, 2011) – According to a recent national survey, “The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2010,” the emotional health of college freshmen declined significantly during recent years, with the number of students saying that their “emotional health was above average,” falling from 64 to 52 percent. This is the same downtrend seen by Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, in the women she

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Teams with “In the Wildflowers …

CHICAGO (Jan. 14, 2011) -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has partnered with producer Julie Woodley to present “In the Wildflowers” program, a 10-part DVD series aimed at educating and helping victims of childhood sexual abuse cope with their trauma as they heal in a safe and supportive environment. Woodley, a member of the national outreach team at Timberline Knolls, serves as the ministry outreach representative and works to touch

MentorCONNECT’s Free Teleconference Presents Two of the Country’s Leading Ea …

Two of the nation’s leading experts in eating disorder treatment and family therapy will make their treatment advice available online, free to the public this month. Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director, and Stan Selinger, PhD, family therapy coordinator, from Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, are the featured speakers for MentorCONNECT’s January teleconference on Family Healing and Communication. Dr. Dennis and Dr. Selinger will present on how patients can best communicate

Jenifer Ringer “Too Many Sugar Plums” Controversy Highlights Dangers of Body …

NEW YORK (December 21, 2010) – A November 28th performance of The Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet inspired controversy after New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay criticized dancer Jenifer Ringer, who is dancing the role of the Sugar Plum fairy, not for her performance, but for perceived issues with her weight, claiming she “looked as if she’d eaten one sugar plum too many.” But according to Dr. Kimberly

Anorexic Model Isabelle Caro Showed Everyone the Reality of the Illness that Too …

Chicago (Dec. 30, 2010) – The horrifying photos of Isabelle Caro first displayed in 2007 were her last message to the world about her disease. First appearing during fashion week in Italy, it was Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani's attempt “to use the naked body to show everyone the reality of this illness, caused in most cases by the stereotypes imposed by the world of fashion." And according to Kimberly Dennis,

When it Comes to PTSD in the Military, Sexual Trauma Can Cause as Much Damage as …

CHICAGO (October 28, 2010) – Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, continues to inflict a mental and physical toll on America’s soldiers, leaving physical, emotional and spiritual scars long after these veterans have left their posts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, for female soldiers, sexual assault and rape can create similar, and many times more treatment-resistant, symptoms of PTSD, according to Dr. Kimberly Dennis. She currently serves as medical director at

Alcoholic Energy Drink Sweeping College Campuses, Along with Its Dangerous Side …

Nicknamed “blackout in a can” or “liquid cocaine,” alcoholic energy drink Four Loko seems like the perfect cocktail because the combination of alcohol and caffeine can heighten the buzz for those drinking it. The mix can be especially tempting for college students, even more so if they have or are predisposed to alcoholism. Dr. Kimberly Dennis, Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, warns the effects can be seriously

Mommy Not Always Dearest During Treatment For Eating Disorders

CHICAGO (July 22, 2010) – One underlying cause that surprises many women during treatment for an eating disorder is the relationship an adolescent girl has with her mother, according to Catherine Weigel Foy, a family therapist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leading eating disorder center. Young girls suffering with eating disorders often think the physical aspects of their disease call for the most healing, but in most all instances,

Lindsay Lohan Faces Risk of Relapse Without Ongoing Addiction Treatment

CHICAGO (August 27, 2010) – While Lindsay Lohan’s doctors say a personality disorder misdiagnosed as an addiction is the root of her problems, a medical expert from Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center suggests further ongoing addiction treatment will still be needed to save her life. Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director for Timberline Knolls and a psychiatrist who specializes in treatment for addiction and mood disorders, believes Lohan has exhibited the symptoms

Successful Addiction Treatment is a Family Affair

CHICAGO (July 15, 2010) – Active family engagement and commitment is one of the most underappreciated aspects of recovery from substance abuse and chemical dependency, according to clinical staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leading eating disorder and addiction treatment center. From supporting their loved one in staying committed to treatment, to addressing rifts among other family members and building an atmosphere of healing that continues once their

Back to School: While a Fresh Start, College Also Can Trigger Harmful Lifestyle …

CHICAGO (August 5, 2010) – College is supposed to be an exciting time in a young woman’s life; a chance for a fresh start, the opportunity to make decisions that will impact the rest of her life. But according to Jena Morrow, author of Hollow: An Unpolished Tale, college life also can bring negative and harmful lifestyle choices into the forefront. “I found college to be the most opportune time

Benefit Luncheon to Raise Money for Treatment for Those Who Struggle With Eating …

SAN FRANCISCO (October 21, 2010) – Timberline Knolls and La Ventana San Francisco will co-host a luncheon November 12, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, benefitting Eating Disorder Recovery Support (EDRS), a non-profit group dedicated to providing education to the public and professionals and providing scholarships from the EDRS Treatment Fund for California residents in need of eating disorder treatment. EDRS President Haleh

Dr. Kimberly Dennis Presents the Role of Trauma at Annual National Eating Disord …

CHICAGO (October 21, 2010) – The 2010 NEDA Conference, held in Brooklyn, NY earlier this month, used the theme of “Building Bridges to Recovery” to create dialogue among its attendees. To match this theme, Dr. Kimberly Dennis presented research on trauma’s role in later psychological damage, in particular its evolution into PTSD. Dr. Dennis, the medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, one of the leading residential treatment centers

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Celebrates Alcohol & Drug Addicti …

CHICAGO (Sept. 21, 2010) – Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leader in addiction treatment and recovery, has announced a series of events throughout campus to celebrate National Recovery Month. The events range from a signing of a Declaration of Independence from alcohol and drug abuse to a Candle Light Vigil to remember those who have lost the battle with alcoholism or drug addiction or who may still be suffering.

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