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.

Study: Posts on Instagram and Twitter are pushing users towards eating disorders

Twitter and Instagram posts are increasingly celebrating "bonespiration" and "thinspiration", which encourage eating disorders, such as anorexia, a study has found.

Researchers showed that there has been an alarming rise in the number of social media posts promoting extremely unhealthy body types and increasing pressure on teenage girls to try to become extremely thin, while contributing to a distorted view of their own body.

Google Maps calorie feature yanked out of concern for users with eating disorders

A mental health advocate says Google made the right decision to shut down a calorie count feature in its map application that critics said could be damaging to users with eating disorders.

The tech company confirmed via email Tuesday that it disabled the function Monday night due to "strong user feedback."

Google's experiment with presenting a calorie-burn estimate alongside walking directions drew widespread criticism on social media.

Salt Spring Island Eating Disorder survivor blasts colour, whimsy, and passion into yoga pants and activewear for women

Hannah Stone always dreamed of transferring her artwork—colourful abstract and floral paintings—onto clothing, but it took some time for her to determine exactly how. The Salt Spring Island-based creative has reached that goal, having built up a line of eye-catching, comfortable activewear for women—even after a detour into alcohol and drug addiction.

Creating new evidence in St.Paul's Eating Disorders Program

Ali Eberhardt and her dietitian colleagues at the St. Paul’s Eating Disorders Program (EDP) noticed that when transitioning from active treatment to home or community, many of their patients seemed to lack support for their recovery. Patients had identified that the transition from intensive treatment to home without adequate support is a potential relapse trigger. Patients had also noted that they struggle with communicating to family members about what is helpful for their recovery.

6 Tips to Help Kids Manage Anxiety

Would you like to help your child and teen clients manage anxiety? This post will share some of the inspiring guidance Lynn Lyons, LICSW, provided in her “Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents” workshop at the 2017 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium.

We all experience stress and worry. Sometimes emotional stress can cause pain or other symptoms such as headaches, repetitive stress syndrome, stomach upset and more. Both the emotion and the ways in which it manifests itself in our body are uncomfortable.

Overshadowed: The vlogging drama tackling anorexia

BBC3 drama Overshadowed is a little different to most TV shows - it's made up entirely of the vlogs of its lead character, Imogene. It's through these videos that her followers begin to notice all is not well in her life.

Silly pizza quotas for school lunches set kids up for a miserable relationship with eating

Naturally there's something amusing about the story: an Ottawa elementary school is restricting students to a single slice of pizza at their weekly pizza lunch.

"Hey, kids," you can imagine teachers announcing, "enjoy yourselves and eat to your hearts' content! Except please only eat the arugula to your hearts' content. The pizza is being rationed."

Fraser Health Eating Disorders Programs wins Innovator Award!

Elspeth Humphreys had a calling as a young adult: she wanted to help heal people with eating disorders. Only she had to heal herself first.

BC Eating Disorders Community of Practice 8th Annual Networking & Education Day!

EVENT:  BC Eating Disorders Community of Practice (CoP) 8th Annual Networking & Education Days!

ABOUT:  Join the Eating Disorders CoP Networking & Education Days where you'll have the opportunity to learn, exchange knowledge, make connections, and share experiences about eating disorders practice in BC!
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4 Simple Steps to Help Your Patients Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is as commonplace in our daily lives as cellphones, microwavable food and drive-thru coffee shops. If your patients are like everyone else, they worry about paying their bills on time, the health and welfare of their loved ones and advancing in their careers.