Thursday, March 06, 2008

Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders Launches New Anxiety Disorders Program

Nation's Leading Eating Disorders Treatment Center Now Offers Help For Those
with Anxiety Disorders

PHOENIX (March 6, 2008) ­ Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders, the nation's
leading and largest inpatient treatment center for women and girls suffering
from eating disorders, has launched a new treatment program for anxiety
disorders. The inpatient program will treat adolescents and children
suffering from: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); panic disorder;
specific phobia; social anxiety disorder; separation anxiety disorder;
generalized anxiety disorder; anxiety disorder NOS (not otherwise
specified); and OCD spectrum disorders, such as body dysmorphic disorder or

³Four to five million children and adolescents struggle with anxiety
disorders,² said Amy Spahr, Executive Clinical Director, at Remuda Programs
for Eating Disorders. ³We have been extremely successful in helping
thousands of girls and women overcome eating disorders for almost 18 years.
During this time, thousands of our young patients have entered treatment
with an anxiety disorder and we¹ve had great success in treating those
issues as well.²

The minimum stay is 60 days for Remuda,s Anxiety Disorders Program. This
time in treatment is needed to stop negative behaviors, address critical
issues and help patients and their families. All therapies occur within a
cognitive behavioral framework, are based on Biblical Christianity and

· Exposure with response prevention therapy

· Didactic presentations

· Skills groups

· Equine and canine therapy

· Art therapy

· Challenge course and recreation groups

· Movement and relaxation therapy

· Daily chapels, providing non-denominational Biblical teachings

· Spiritual growth groups

Parents are encouraged to meet their daughter's treatment team at admission.
This helps Remuda's professionals gain understanding of family issues and
possible familial background of the disorder. During the patient¹s stay,
parents participate in weekly therapeutic telephone sessions with their
daughter and her therapist. Half-way through treatment, the entire family
meets at Remuda for two to three days of education, process groups and

Remuda's programs and ranch settings are different from the traditional,
institutional format offered at hospitals and clinics. Remuda¹s programs
offer a balanced, multi-disciplinary team approach that is designed to treat
the whole person and meet her unique medical, nutritional, psychological,
and spiritual needs.

³We look forward to offering our anxiety disorders program to teens and
girls who are in need of inpatient treatment,² adds Spahr. ³Remuda has long
practiced treating the individual biologically, psychologically, socially
and spiritually. We bring to this program years of success and specific
treatment tailored to each individual.²

About Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders:
Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders offers Christian inpatient and
residential treatment for women and girls of all faiths suffering from an
eating disorder. Each patient is treated by a multi-disciplinary team
including a Psychiatric and a Primary Care Provider, Registered Dietitian,
Masters Level therapist, Psychologist and Registered Nurse. The professional
staff equips each patient with the right tools to live a healthy, productive
life. For more information, call 1-800-445-1900 or visit

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