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…

Thinking Outside the Box in Anorexia Nervosa Research

By Laura Mackew, Research Assistant, Clinical Research

Why the Anna Westin Act of 2015 matters

 

Collarbone challenge latest in ‘troubling’ social media trend

Eating disorder experts are worried about the message being sent by a disturbing new trend on social media. There are roughly 60,000 posts and counting on Instagram dedicated to the bikini bridge, thigh gap, bellybutton challenge and now the collarbone challenge.

Missouri law will change coverage options for eating disorders

Missouri is set to be the first state in the nation to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover, a move advocates say will ensure families have access to care for not just the physical aspect but also the underlying mental issues.

Health warning about 'belly button challenge'

Will Advertising Standards Canada “Weigh In” on How Thin is Too Thin?

A June 2015 decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the United Kingdom – the equivalent of Advertising Standards Canada – recently upheld a reader’s complaint that an Yves St. Laurent advertisement featuring an “unhealthily thin” model was irresponsible.

HealthLink BC Eating and Activity Program for Kids

HealthLink BC Eating and Activity Program for Kids

HealthLink BC Eating and Activity Program for Kids

Rate My Hospital Kids' restricted eating disorder 'more than just picky eating'

Canadian children and teens with persistent avoidance of food can face serious complications which health-care professionals and parents should be aware of, two doctors say.

A commentary in Thursday's issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health reflects on the first two years of a new category of eating disorder.

The picture of a child with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or ARFID varies from longstanding feeding and eating difficulties to not eating adequately for a prolonged period after a stressful event.

NHS trial 'transforms lives' of young anorexia and bulimia sufferers

“If you have a child with cancer, you wouldn’t wait until they had reached stage four cancer before starting treatment. It’s no different with an eating disorder, because if you delay treatment, then the illness becomes more ingrained and more difficult to treat.”

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