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…”

Or…

The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat

Most of the anorexia patients Dr. Joanna Steinglass sees in the inpatient eating-disorders unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute have been to treatment before.

Review of the Eating Disorders Association of Canada 2016 Conference

 

This week I attended the Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC) conference in Winnipeg

Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Body Image: Public Health Connections

This is a 55-minute recording on public health response to eating disorders, produced by the Harvard School of Public Health.

New Eating Disorder Documentary: "All Of Me"

The struggle with eating disorders is the focus of a new documentary called "All of Me" by Vermont producer Bess O'Brien.

Marrow - Vancouver Fringe Festival

Head out and watch Marrow by Veronique West at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival.  It's a play about personal survival from anorexia and the fascination with witchcraft.  Marrow follows Morgan, a grad student researching witchcraft trials who is obsessed with gender politics, persecution and power paradigms.

Time to bolster Canada's chronically underfunded mental health system: advocates

Canada trails the pack when it comes to mental health funding levels among comparable industrially developed nations - but advocates say a promise from the federal government to improve services means the time is ripe to push for change.

"Access to care is abysmal in most places throughout the country and of course that's linked ... not only, but very much to funding," said Louise Bradley, executive director of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, in a recent interview.

Kids as young as 3 call themselves fat, refuse food because of weight gain

 

A quarter of childcare workers polled say they’ve seen kids from three to five years old complain about their weight and what they see in the mirror, according to research out of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years — or PACEY — in the United Kingdom.

Healthy Plate focuses on healthy eating behaviours, not excess weight

 

 
Workshops raise health care providers’ awareness about weight bias.

Every day, we’re inundated with messages

Three Things Therapists Need to Remember About the Teenage Brain

As helping professionals, it’s important for us to be able to make sense of the way teens act. Behavior makes sense when we understand what causes it and the most effective adult responses become clearer when the nature of adolescent development is revealed. The brain is a great place to start.

Here’s how parents need to approach teen obesity, eating disorders, according to new guidelines

Dr. Kristin Von Ranson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Calgary, joins Global News with details on the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and what you can do if a loved one needs help.

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