Collaborative Care in Eating Disorders and Non-Negotiables: Why do we need them and how do they work?

Imagine these scenarios…

You’ve been seeing a patient with severe anorexia nervosa for a number of weeks in therapy. Together, you have begun addressing and thinking about the core features that have contributed to the eating disorders onset and maintenance. But recently the patient’s weight has begun to drop, and she has not been seen by her GP. She says that she has fainted several times in the last week. You raise the issue of her going into hospital, but she says “that’s the last thing I want to do…”


The Use of Mandala in the Treatment of Eating Disorders


You Don’t Have to Feel Beautiful to Care for Your Body

Recent research suggests a new tool women can use to improve body image.

Every woman I have ever met has spent some unhappy time in front of the mirror. When you’re alone, gazing at your own reflection, there’s no Instagram filter to smooth the rough edges of body discontent.  For too many girls and women, looking at their own image is punctuated with a heavy sense of not being good enough.

The Link Between Binge Eating and Suicide

Could people struggling with binge eating be at an increased risk for suicide? That's what a new study suggests. While it has long been recognized that people with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are at increased risk for suicidal behaviors, little has been known about the risk for people struggling with binge eating and binge eating disorder (BED)—until now.

How to keep teens from taking dangerous diet pills? Tax 'em

A tax on over-the-counter diet pills could be an effective public-health strategy to discourage teenagers from purchasing the dangerous and “useless junk,” according to a first-of-its-kind study coauthored by economics professor Nathan Tefft.

The $66 billion diet industry faces few regulations, explain Tefft and co-author S. Bryn Austin in their blog post for the National Eating Disorders Association. Yet “what the diet industry does not want you to know…is that most of what they sell is at best useless junk — and that could not be truer than for diet pills,” say the researchers.

Weight Stigma and Health: Does Self-blame Play a Role?

Weight Stigma and Health
Throughout our society, people are quick to judge others on the basis of their body size or body weight. Known as "weight stigma," this is a prevalent societal problem;[1] people experience bullying, prejudice, discrimination, and generally unfair treatment because of their weight. National studies suggest that as many as 40% of adults have experienced some form of weight stigma,[2] resulting in inequities in employment, healthcare, educational institutions, and other domains of daily life.[3,4]

The People Who Are Afraid of Food

The restaurant in southeastern Virginia is the kind of place that makes its own fresh-squeezed juices and has kale on the menu in three different places. The waiter lets diners know that any grain dish can be made gluten-free. As he takes orders, the dishes, from octopus ceviche with wasabi dressing to pan-roasted salmon with quinoa and lemon aioli, are complex. Elyse, a 29-year-old sales executive, reluctantly opens her menu and prays. Please let there be a kids’ section. Please tell me they have regular fries.

Diet pills dealer jailed for seven years over student's death

Bernard Rebelo sentenced for manslaughter of Eloise Parry, 21, who took toxic DNP pills

An online steroid dealer who sold toxic slimming pills that killed a bulimic student has been jailed for seven years.

Bernard Rebelo, 31, from Gosport in Hampshire, was convicted this week of manslaughter and placing unsafe food on the market, and he was sentenced on Friday at Inner London crown court.

An appetite for support: Link found between eating disorders and gender identity

Alicia Pinelli was standing in line at the York University cafeteria during lunch when the reality of an eating disorder sunk in.

The province of Ontario had just implemented the Healthy Menu Choices Act, which requires regulated food services to publicly display the number of calories in their products.

Every Friday the 22-year-old would order the vegetarian noodle stir fry without sauce, but was now bombarded with the calorie count.

Pinelli sunk to the ground, overcome with anxiety upon realizing the meal was 100 calories more than they thought.

Inside the Mind of a Perfectionist Athlete

“A minor setback paves the way for a major comeback”

Substance Use: Eight Strategies to Help Patients Maintain Recovery

"Robert is a 28-year-old who was suspended from his job after getting a DUI that was reported in a local newspaper. He was referred to you after completing a 30-day court-ordered rehabilitation program. When he comes to your office, he appears anxious and withdrawn, and he makes little eye contact. He reports a desire to stay sober, but admits to powerful cravings that are exacerbated by financial stress and family conflict.