Finding the Right Words to Say: AED Releases Infographic on Using Sensitive and Medically Appropriate Language in the Eating Disorders Community

In an effort to reduce the stigma associated with eating disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) recently released an infographic based on an article written by multiple current or former editors and associate editors of the International Journal of Eating Disorders (IJED), “Speaking of That: Terms to Avoid or Reconsider in the Eating Disorders Field.” The authors of Speaking of That created a streamlined version of 50 relevant psychological and psychiatric terms that should be avoided in the eating disorders community.

Beyond the bump: Eating disorders in pregnancy

On Monday, April 13, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) released the 

Hashtagging eating disorders: help or hindrance in recovery?

Recovering from an eating disorder can feel very isolating, which is why people are increasingly using social media to document their progress. But the trend raises questions about whether or not that's healthy.

In a video posted to YouTube, a young woman named Hannah in Vancouver, B.C., expressed her struggles with an eating disorder. 

France likely to ban super-skinny models

The link between high fashion, body image and eating disorders on French catwalks may lead to a ban on super-skinny models.

Feeding Hope: Ground-breaking procedure to treat anorexia

Dr. Marla Shapiro on a ground-breaking procedure called 'Deep Brain Stimulation' that is used experimentally to treat severe anorexia.  Link to the video:  

www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=564836&playlistId=1.2267096&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1

www.dbsanorexiastudy.ca

 

Texas teen dies of eating disorder

Lacey Smarr drew jeers from her peers on an eighth-grade volleyball team in Longview, Texas, who said Smarr's butt looked big in sportswear.

Just Eat documentary

Just Eat  is a documentary that follows the deadliest, least funded, and most ignored mental illness in America. Eating disorders wreak havoc on millions of Americans every year, yet the misconceptions of the disease continue to hinder research progress, treatment access, and keep medical professionals uninformed.

REGISTER TODAY for the Emotion Focused Family Therapy Workshop!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  The essence of Emotion-focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is to afford parents/caregivers a significant role in their loved one's recovery from an eating disorder. Rooted in the deep belief in the healing power of families, this 2 day training presented by Drs.

New online support for parents or caregivers of adolescents with eating disorders

A new educational website targets parents or caregivers of children between 9-18 years of age who are suffering from an eating disorder.

Rate My Hospital Pro-anorexia, bulimia communities thriving online

Photos of emaciated women proudly displaying their protruding hips and ribs, as well as thinspirational quotes "fat-shaming" those who dare to eat, continue to thrive on social media, despite the best attempts by sites like Instagram to temper the reach of the pro-eating disorder community. 

MLA Thornthwaite on Eating Disorders Awareness Week

MLA Thornthwaite presents a statement in the Legislature on Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the many services available to those who are suffering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mco_HAU5FxA

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