A new resource to help family physicians support individuals with mental health and substance use problems

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) launched the Best Advice guide: Recovery-Oriented Mental Health and Addiction Care in the Patient’s Medical Home at the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 3rd annual Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference.

Childhood Emotional Abuse Associated with Internal Eating Disorder Voice

Many individuals diagnosed with eating disorders describe and internal ‘voice,’ which may be linked to experiences of childhood trauma and dissociation

Small Feedings and Current Nutrition Practices in Anorexia Nervosa

During this decade there has been a general change in the manner with which nutritional rehabilitation is prescribed for patients with anorexia nervosa (AN).

Rapid Refeeding and Anxiety among AN Patients

Traditionally, refeeding patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) has been cautiously done, mainly to avoid the refeeding syndrome. Metabolic disturbances from the refeeding syndrome can include abnormalities of glucose metabolism, low serum phosphate, potassium, and magnesium levels, deficiencies in thiamine, and sodium and fluid retention. If not treated, patients can face more serious complications, including delirium and seizures, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death.

UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research Add Anxiety in Anorexia Nervosa to Series of Collaborative Cannabidiol (CBD) Studies

INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. a leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and spray technology, today announced that its collaboration with the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) at the University of California (UC) San Diego School of Medicine has added a third study.

CME Credits Approved for the CoP Workshop!

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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Sign up for the CoP Workshop today!

Hurry and sign-up today!  Deadline is Friday, November 9th, 2018!  
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Forget switching Halloween treats for a toy. This dietitian says: Let them eat candy.

I absolutely loved Halloween when I was a kid. I grew up in a community where every house had a pumpkin glowing in the window, and kids from tot to teenager donned ghost and witch costumes to collect chocolate bars, chips and candy. It was a night filled with pure joy.

So I’m saddened every October to see a proliferation of articles on how to make Halloween healthier.

National Eating Disorders Association, Binge Eating Disorders Association Merge to Unite Eating Disorders Field

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), the nation’s two leading eating disorder support organizations, have merged to unify the eating disorders community and improve access to services and support across the entire spectrum of these illnesses. The merged organization will operate under the name NEDA. Claire Mysko will continue in her role as NEDA’s Chief Executive Officer. Chevese Turner, BEDA’s founder, has assumed the role of NEDA’s Chief Policy and Strategy Officer.

Eating Disorders Coalition Disapproves and Decries Administration’s Attempt to Erase Transgender Definition in Federal Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 25, 2018) — The Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) is dismayed by recent New York Times media reports of an attempt by the Administration to roll back civil rights. The Administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to drop meaningful Title IX protections, thereby effectively endorsing sex discrimination in education programs receiving government financial assistance.

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