Eating disorders are not all about food

Eating disorders are very complex conditions, and have the highest mortality rate of any mental health issue. 

25 years ago, with a few other physicians, Dr. Christine Lammerse and Dr. Joan Fujiwara led the way in establishing Fraser Health’s community-based treatment program for those suffering from eating disorders. 

As pioneers in the eating disorder treatment field in B.C., I connected with Drs. Lammerse and Fujiwara on what makes eating disorders so complex and how treatment has changed.  

Eating Disorder Prevention Programs Reduce Cardiac Risk

A dissonance-based prevention program can reduce the symptoms of eating disorders as well as reduce cardiac risk in women with eatin

The Physical Health and Mental Health Connection

It’s been said that the ancient Greeks believed that central to having a sound mind was having a sound body. They were correct. We are one integrated organism, not a random collection of parts. What affects the body affects the mind.

A Professional Approach to Treating Self-Harming Behavior: Healing with Self-Care and Compassion

The phrase “self-harming behavior” may call up images of troubled teenagers with cuts on their arms. But self-injury can occur for people of any age, in children, adolescents and adults, whether male or female.  This is not at all a teenage fad!

Treatment for eating disorders goes mobile

*Information on Stanford Universities Clinical Trial:  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02503098

*List of Eating Disorder Apps: https://www.renewkc.com/s/index.cfm?aid=263


Every day for the past six months, a 29-year-old actress in New York has been logging every meal via an app to monitor what she eats and more importantly how she feels afterward.

ARFID: The Scientific Reason You’re a Picky Eater

We all know a picky eater or two. Maybe you have that one friend who refuses to step foot in a sushi restaurant even though she’s never tried it.

New text message system aims to help those with eating disorders

There’s a new national initiative to help improve people’s body images and it’s using technology to get the message out.

A local clinical director developed a mental health program called “text2Bwell” using text messages.

Renowned eating disorder expert Lori Osachy, MSS, LCSW launched a one-of-a-kind mental health program on Feb. 26.

Canada: Young women with eating disorders aren’t getting the help they need, study says

Young girls suffering from eating disorders are not being referred to the appropriate mental health services that are necessary for their treatment, a survey has found.

ARFID: Mass General Hospital currently researching symptoms & treatments

Link to American ARFID Study website: www.aneresearch.com/care-study 

For parents of picky eaters, there's always the hope that they'll grow out of it.

But doctors now agree, some kids don't and could need help battling an eating disorder that's getting a lot more attention.

The condition is called ARFID, an acronym for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

Dr. Blake Woodside: Deep brain stimulation for patients with chronic anorexia is safe and might improve symptoms

Small study in 16 people suggests technique is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and wellbeing, while increasing weight.

Understanding ARFID: The newest eating disorder

Eating disorders are often associated with body image issues or skipping meals.

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