Blog Posts in December, 2013

  • When people think about eating disorders, they often imagine an emaciated girl with anorexia – or perhaps a young white girl battling the treacherous cycles of bulimia. While those ideas can sometimes be accurate, the truth is, you don't have to be young, female, or even thin to suffer from an eating disorder. Furthermore, although it may come as a surprise, the eating disorder that most ...
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  • Unreasonable Mental Health Insurance Denials

    || 16-Dec-2013

    Do you ever wonder what justifications insurers use for denying mental health benefits? In our experience, we have come to learn that the reasoning behind these types of insurance denials can be incredibly shocking. Some insurers have the ability to make tragic, life-threatening behaviors seem insignificant and trivial. For instance, below are a few recent insurance denials we have encountered: ...
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  • New Rules Help, But The Fight For Parity Continues

    || 10-Dec-2013

    What The "Final Rules" Really Mean Last month, the mental health community celebrated as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the "Final Rule" for the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act (MHPAEA). Parity was signed into law by President George Bush in 2008. After five years of deliberation, and after five years of ...
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  • As reported by ABC news on February 8, 2012, Jenifer Beaudean's bulimia began when she was a third-year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. She felt pressure from her family, school and peers to "make the uniform look good," she said this, understandably, affected her self-image. Beaudean recalls that at a routine weigh-in held to ensure cadets are ...
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