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…”


First and only medication approved in Canada for the treatment of binge eating disorder

VYVANSE (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) now indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe binge eating disorder in adults


Health Minister announces new food labelling, marketing regulations

The federal government is overhauling Canada's healthy eating guidelines with a sweeping strategy that will include new rules for marketing and labelling certain foods aimed at children.

Health Minister Jane Philpott said the "iconic" Canada Food Guide has not kept up with the country's changing demographics and lifestyles.

Brain Study Unlocks "Why Women Are More Vulnerable To Have An Eating Disorders Than Men?"

Research study on "Illusory Obesity Triggers Body Dissatisfaction Responses in the Insula and Anterior Cingulate Cortexon" unlocks the neurobiological underpinnings why women are more vulnerable to have eating disorders than men, as the Lead Author Dr. Catherine Preston, of the Department of Psychology at York University in the United Kingdom, and colleages publish their findings in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

Binge-Eating Disorder Linked to Other Illnesses

Emerging research suggests binge-eating disorder (BED) may be associated with a variety of other illnesses.

Specifically, investigators discovered the disorder is often linked to disturbances related to the endocrine and circulatory systems.

The Art of Self-Compassion

Many people aspire to be more compassionate. Treating others as we wish to be treated lies at the heart of many religious and spiritual traditions. How often do we extend compassion towards ourselves? We might even find that we are kinder to others than we are to ourselves. Some say that having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others.

Meditation Helps Eating Disorder Recovery

When people are recovering from an eating disorder, feelings of anxiousness or stress can cause them to react through harmful behaviors such as purging, binge-eating, or not eating at all. Reverting back to destructive eating patterns can cause one to feel self-conscious about their body image and overall self-worth.

Overview of Apps That Support Eating Disorder Recovery

It is no question that the Internet is saturated: from social media platforms to online resources and everything in between.  There are many aspects of having the world at your fingertips that are helpful and that can be used in a positive way, but the landscape of the Internet can be a challenging one to navigate through as well.  When in recovery from an eating disorder, it is important to be proactive about using the Internet in a manner that supports recovery efforts.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have eating disorders, study suggests

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a common fertility problem that affects up to one in five women, are far more likely to have eating disorders than their peers, according to a new study.

The research found women with PCOS were nearly six times more likely to have an eating disorder than those without the condition.

CMHA launches manifesto for better mental health care in B.C.

The B.C. chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association is unveiling a 'manifesto' to unite British Columbians in improving health care for those suffering from mental illness and addiction.

New approach to block binge eating

A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

The study, which is published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, reports the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors, Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR1), on compulsive, binge eating. TAAR1 discovered in 2001, is a receptor that binds molecules in the brain called trace amines.