June 2014 eNewsletter
Amramp Quarterly eNewsletter
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With the Solstice upon us, now is the perfect time to be outside here in New England and across the country, time to be active. This issue is designed to provide that extra nudge to take care of you and yours, whether it’s preventing diabetes, getting organized, or problem-spotting.
Enjoy the weather and cookouts wherever this season takes you. Remember to take time to stop and smell the roses.
In this Issue - June 2014
Almost Anorexic: Pinpointing serious eating disorder symptoms in advance
Spectrum disorders are never black-and-white: Recognize early signs of anorexia as documented in Harvard Health Publications’ ‘Almost Anorexic.’
Anorexia nervosa can be glamorized in our modern culture that upholds extreme thinness as an ideal, but it is a serious disease with one of the highest mortality rates of all psychological disorders. The official DSM-5 criteria for anorexia nervosa do not apply until the anorexia has developed into a full-blown illness, but there is an entire spectrum of early warning signs and symptoms that fall into the huge grey area between healthy eating and a serious eating disorder. Almost Anorexic is a book published by Harvard Medical School to help readers recognize, understand, and address early eating disorder symptoms.
Help Your Patients Understand Prediabetes
Research-backed tips from a dietitian to prevent this killer in its early stages
Dietitian Hillary Wright shares some shocking statistics about diabetes and prediabetes, from her new book. What’s crucial to understand is the much higher level of risk for those facing mobility challenges. Naturally, we asked Hillary for her top prevention tips to share with those you’re caring for.
Strategies to Help Your Clients Organize Their Lives (Or Your Own)
How to Create a Personalized Organization Plan by ADHD Specialist Dr. Craig Surman
ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, an inability to focus the mind, affects 4% of the population, though only 1 in 10 adults is actually diagnosed. Harvard-trained Psychiatrist Dr. Craig Surman helps create strategies to cope with and simplify the overwhelm and disorganization in clients’ lives. Whether struggling to adjust to additional tasks created by new mobility limitations, or perhaps you, a busy therapist or caseworker is trying to keep the daily chaos under control, Dr. Surman’s self-questionnaire can help you zero in on problem areas and devise solutions for addressing molehills before they become mountains.