Tomorrow - Motion in Parliament (Ottawa) to Support and Promote ED Strategy

The National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) is thrilled to announce that MP Carol Hughes, NDP - Assistant Deputy Speaker of the House will present her Motion (M-117) supporting and promoting the development of a coordinated Canadian strategy on Eating Disorders to Parliamentarians.  

ARFID: Accomodating Lesser-Known Eating Disorders: Trivializing Pickiness and Other Preferences Undermines Real Medical Conditions

For years I’ve been told by my family, friends, and even strangers to stop being so picky and just eat what is in front of me. After years of constantly telling people no and spitting out food I was forced to eat, I was labeled a “picky eater.” I held that moniker until I was 16, and my doctor told me that I wasn’t just a picky eater; I had an actual eating disorder. Initially, I rebuffed the notion; I ate plenty, and I didn’t look like the girls on TV and in textbooks who had eating disorders.

How to Deal with Angry Patients/Clients: 9 Tips for Therapists to Diffuse Possible Conflicts

Timothy, a licensed psychotherapist in a major urban area, knew he needed to raise his fees. More than four years ago, he transitioned from a clinic setting to a private practice. He was now married with a young child. His colleagues, Timothy discovered, charged much more for sessions than he did. Although he was committed to offering a sliding scale fee for those who needed it, he wanted to raise his fee for his patients that could afford to pay more. The problem was he was afraid to raise his fees.

A Victoria woman's life-long battle with anorexia

Sally Chaster was only six years old when her battle with anorexia began.

Following a deeply traumatic event, Chaster ended up in the hospital and realized the only way to gain control of her life again was to limit what she was eating, which she continued to do until she left the hospital.

Lasting autistic traits in women with anorexia

Women with anorexia display clear autistic traits, even once the eating disorder is under control and they have achieved a normal weight, according to research from Sahlgrenska Academy.

New International Study Paves the Way for Better Understanding of Diagnostic Categories of Eating Disorders in Children

The age of onset of anorexia nervosa is decreasing, resulting in more children being diagnosed with eating disorders. In an effort to better understand eating problems in children, researchers analyzed data from psychiatrists and pediatricians in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Eating disorder groups across Canada to mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

With eating disorders having a higher mortality rate among girls and young women than any other mental health condition, eating disorder groups across Canada will mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 with a new campaign to reinforce the message that eating disorders are not a choice.

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Can Ease Bulimia

A new research study finds that key symptoms of bulimia nervosa, including the urge to binge eat and restrict food intake, are relieved by delivering external electrical stimulation to parts of the brain.

Why Therapists in Private Practice Should Have a Therapist

It’s not a new idea. Freud suggested that psychoanalysts should undergo re-analysis every five years. He felt strongly that analysts needed regular support in coping with the accumulated stress of doing clinical work. He also stressed the importance of dealing with ongoing adult development and aging.

ARFID: Taking Picky Eating to the Extreme

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Jeaninne Mackson always knew there were certain foods her son, Brendan, wouldn’t eat. If it didn’t have a “crunch” to it — say, cookies, crackers or extra crispy fries — he couldn’t even put it near his lips. But Ms. Mackson, of Shrewsbury, Mass., figured her son would eventually grow out of his fussiness.

He didn’t.

Research reveals help for eating disorder patients

More people are dying from eating disorders than any other psychiatric disorder, and one Cornell College professor has discovered a way to help women by significantly reducing eating disorder symptoms in those who are struggling.

Professor of Psychology Melinda Green and her team recently examined 47 women in Eastern Iowa who suffered from eating disorder symptoms, recruiting women through social media, fliers posted in practitioners' offices, local schools, and announcements in local media. The researchers used what's called a dissonance-based eating disorder program.