New PATSED 'Let Us Eat Cake' Podcast

The Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders (PATSED) Program dietitians Ali Eberhardt and Hannah Robinson are excited to announce the launch of their new podcast “Let Us Eat Cake”, coming this summer, 2019!

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.”

How to fix Canada’s mental health system

It can be hard enough to get timely treatment if you only have to drive a few blocks to find it. But what if access to care for, say, an anxiety disorder requires traversing a sprawling wilderness, for hours by car, sometimes through a blizzard? These were the stories that Fern Stockdale Winder heard often from Saskatchewan patients, as the psychologist charged with developing the province’s new mental-health strategy. Even when mental-health care was available, reaching treatment was often one more layer of stress.

1 in 5 Canadian women not satisfied with their appearance: survey

TORONTO — When Canadians look in the mirror, only 11 per cent are completely satisfied with what they see, according to a new global survey.

The findings, put out by market research company GfK, are based on interviews that were conducted last summer across 22 countries with more than 27,000 people aged 15 and older.

Among the global highlights:

The case for publicly funded therapy

Mental illness affects one in five Canadians and costs us nearly $50-billion a year. So why aren’t we treating it like any other health-care crisis?

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