Of particular interest was the fact that the DSM-V is changed and that there is a need to address eating disorders at a younger age. - Ralph Carson, PhD
Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
Remuda Ranch, a comprehensive treatment center specializing in eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls, was a contributing sponsor for the 11th National Adolescents and Young Adults Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 11-13, 2013. Ralph Carson, PhD, a member of the Remuda Ranch Speakers Bureau, was among the speakers at the conference.
Nationally recognized speakers and authors discussed a wide range of topics in keynote sessions and in-depth workshops. The topics focused on Adolescent/Young Adult issues, including Eating Disorders; The Chemistry and Consciousness of Pleasure and Craving; Understanding and Treating Trauma; Brain Science and Psychotherapy; Adolescent Sexuality Issues; The Bipolar Spectrum; Neurobiology of Depression and Anxiety; Psychopharmacology and Adolescent Clients; Adolescent Entitlement; Uncovering the Impact of Sexual Abuse; and Bolstering Resilience in Adolescents and Young Adults.
Dr. Carson, a renowned nutritionist and exercise physiologist, presented three workshops on Friday, April 11. These workshops included “Tweens, Teens & Self-Esteem: Why Your Dress Size and the Weight on the Scale Does Not Define Who You Are”; “Integrating the Creative Impulse and the Need for Security as a Paradigm for Recovery,” and “The Brain Fix: Using Neuroscience as a Metaphor for Recovery.”
"The conference attendees were fascinated by what is new in eating disorders and the updated methodology in treatment. Of particular interest was the fact that the DSM-V is changed and that there is a need to address eating disorders at a younger age,” said Ralph Carson, PhD. “There was a general interest in the whole continuum of eating disorders and the need to treat those who are struggling with Binge Eating Disorder. Facts about the neuroscience and brain healing was something that drew a lot of interest and something attendees would like to hear more about."
Remuda Ranch is an industry leader in treating eating and co-occurring disorders for women and girls through its inpatient, residential and partial-care programs. To learn more about Remuda Ranch’s work, contact an intake coordinator at 866-390-5100 or visit http://www.remudaranch.com.
Since 1990, Remuda Ranch has been a leading eating and co-occurring treatment center. In that time, over 10,000 women and girls have trusted their care to Remuda Ranch. Through
Remuda Ranch’s treatment approach and clinical excellence at its two state-of-the art locations in Wickenburg and Chandler Arizona, individualized treatment is offered by a multidiscipline team of psychiatrists, primary care providers, registered dietitians, therapists, psychologists and registered nurses that provided assistance and support 24 hours a day. Along with treating eating disorders, Remuda Ranch addresses co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma. Remuda Ranch was acquired by The Meadows in 2012 and is accredited by The Joint Commission.