Dr Jon Hoffman and Dr Dee Franklin

In this midweek special episode I chat with Dr Jonathan Hoffman and Dr Dee Franklin of the Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI) in Florida. 

In this episode we discuss what are eating disorders, are eating disorders OCD?, the overlap in criteria in the diagnostical statistical manual for mental disorders (DSM-V), how can viewing eating disorders as OCD help with treatment, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), a fear of swallowing and choking, when emotional intensity feels too intense to do exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), dealing with a harsh inner critic, and much more. Hope it helps.  

The midweek special episodes which go out at the end of the month on a Wednesday are made possible by and in partnership with the Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI) in Florida. I will be interviewing different members of their clinical team on a range of topics. NBI specialise in treatment and programs for anxiety, OCD, comorbidities, and complex cases. They also offer an intensive outpatient program, and a residential program called the NBI Ranch: A supportive living experience that complements intensive treatment for Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders.

To find out more about their intensive outpatient services, or the NBI ranch, as well as to read some of their free information online about OCD via their blog, click here to find out more: https://www.nbiweston.com/

Find out more about NBI (Dee and Jon):

Article: Are Eating Disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? https://iocdf.org/expert-opinions/are-eating-disorders-ocd/

Website: https://www.nbiweston.com/  

NBI Ranch: https://www.nbiweston.com/intensive-nbiranch  

NBI Blog: https://www.nbiweston.com/blog  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nbiweston/ 

Dee: https://www.nbiweston.com/dee-ross-franklin  

Jon: https://www.nbiweston.com/jonathan-hoffman 

Jon on the podcast: OCD & comorbidities / Autism spectrum disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / What is OCD?

Article: Exposure & Response Prevention for OCD: Don’t Cheat Yourself or Someone You Love Out of Its Benefits


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