NEW Educational Videos from the Provincial Adult Tertiary Eating Disorders Program

The Provincial Adult Tertiary Eating Disorders Program are pleased to announce our most recent educational videos and audio exercises!

Please look for the resources section of our website here:   mh.providencehealthcare.org/programs/provincial-adult-tertiary-eating-disorders-program

A year after Vancouver declares mental health crisis, cases continue to climb

Theresa Pratt sits at her dining table and lights a cigarette, the flicker of the flame briefly illuminating her otherwise dim apartment. Placing the lighter on the table – among the clutter of coffee mugs, utensils and papers – she turns her attention to a visitor, a former adversary turned friendly acquaintance.

Self-compassion key to positive body image and coping

Women who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index (BMI) and are better able to handle personal disappointments and setbacks in their daily lives.

Compulsive eating: Overeaters Anonymous offers help

After years of struggling with overeating, two Lower Mainland residents say they have finally found a long-term solution when they started looking at their issues as a disease with the help of Overeaters Anonymous.

New Online Training Course for Clinicians Working With Individuals With Eating Disorders

New Online Training Course for Clinicians Working With Individuals With Eating Disorders

The Body Positive: A New Approach to Trea

Cape Bretoners living with eating disorders to have access to more support

It is estimated roughly nine per cent of Canadians are affected by an eating disorder, with anorexia being the third most common chronic health condition among young women.

 

Fears grow as wait lists for eating disorder treatments lengthen

WATCH: Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia, are not only far more common than most of us realize, there is very little treatment.  Vassy Kapelos has the first in a two-part series.

What if anorexia wasn't a disorder, but a passion?

After a century of treating patients with anorexia nervosa, psychiatrists remain stymied as to how to loosen its grip.

Eating disorders cause more Canadian girls to be hospitalized: About 28% of visits to emergency departments for eating disorders included admissions

Hospitalizations for eating disorders increased dramatically among preteen and teenage girls in Canada between 2006 and 2013, according to a new report.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information examined use of hospital services for eating disorders.

"From 2006–2007 to 2012–2013, the rate of females hospitalized in Canada for an eating disorder was stable — except among 10- to 19-year-olds," the institute said Thursday.

In that group, the rate increased by 42 per cent in just the last two years, with older teens experiencing an even sharper increase.

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