One thing that’s gotta give if we’re really going to get to the other side of eating disorders, is the ineffectiveness of many ED treatment approaches. So many sufferers are feeling hopelessly stuck in programs and therapies that just don’t resonate and simply aren’t helpful. Rather than re-examine their approaches, practitioners sometimes blame the sufferers — telling them they aren’t “ready” or “motivated” to recover, or that they’re somehow “treatment resistant”. The truth is, even among practitioners, it isn’t always clear as to what effective ED treatment really is. We either vastly oversimplify the complexity of EDs or apply “cookie cutter” approaches to individual aspects of the disease — without consistently getting traction on recovery. There is a dire need for innovation in treatment, for approaches that work.