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!

NEDIC Journal now available

Now available! The Journal of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre featuring papers from #NEDIC2017.  

We are very excited to share the inaugural Journal of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre. This journal is borne out of our desire to provide information that is research-based, evidence-based, and represents best practice. We want the journal to share new information from the field, build community and move the conversation forward.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019!

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is February 1-7, 2019 and the CFE is busy promoting this year's theme, "Eating Disorders Can't Afford to Wait!" in hope to bring awareness that million's of people across Canada are currently struggling, with limited resources to provide support.

Guidelines for the Use of Exercise in Eating Disorders Treatment

A rapidly growing body of evidence suggests that exercise may be manageable in some, but not all, people with an eating disorder (ED). Accordingly, several recent narrative and meta-analytic reviews have concluded that when nutritional needs are satisfied, exercise appears to be a safe option in ED treatment (see Cook et al., 2016 for review). These preliminary results are encouraging and suggest that under close supervision and in the absence of medical or nutritional contraindications, exercise may be an efficacious adjunct to standard ED treatments.

Avoidant & Restrictive Food Intake Disorder & Family Therapy

Family therapy is proven to be vastly helpful in treating numerous mental illnesses and eating disorders are no different. Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is often experienced by children and, therefore, can be particularly helped when the family becomes involved in treatment.


Diagnosis

ARFID is a disorder new to the DSM-V but is experienced by nearly 13 to 22% of patients with an eating disorder diagnosis. Previously, it was referred to as “Selective Eating Disorder.”

What is Professional Trauma and Fatigue?

During my MSc research project back in 2016, 'Professional Trauma and Fatigue' was the way I decided to practically describe the collection of concepts that can affect your health and wellbeing when you work with other people. How listening to their stories, their experiences of pain and trauma, can have a dramatic effect on you as a practitioner.

Self-admission to Inpatient Treatment

In this post, Mattias Strand, Psychiatrist for Stockholm Centre for Eating Disorders, discusses the background to, and main claims of, a recent paper, "Self‐admission in psychiatry: The ethics".
 

Positive Body Image in Men: Research illuminates positive body image in heterosexual and sexual minority men

In recent years, the body-positive movement has seen a rise in popularity and visibility. An overarching aim of the movement is to promote respect for all body types, regardless of characteristics like body shape, weight, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or gender.

Kamloops woman advocating to change perceptions of eating disorders

A Kamloops woman living with an eating disorder is making waves spreading awareness about the disease.

Marlene Hibbs went to City Hall last week, Dec. 4, to seek a council proclamation recognizing Feb. 1 to 7 as National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Council approved unanimously.

Eating Disorders: What Are Siblings Reporting?

With millions suffering from an eating disorder worldwide, important strides have been made to include parents as partners versus the antiquated system of blaming them. As the field has moved forward, we’ve seen the positive impact as parents have been supported, educated and given a voice.

Perfectionists are more likely to develop bulimia, according to new psychology research

Bulimia nervosa is a common and life-threatening eating disorder. About 275,000 Canadian girls and women will have bulimia at some point in their lives. They will eat large amounts of food, often secretly, and then prevent weight gain by vomiting, fasting or exercise.

Most sufferers of bulimia are female. About two per cent of them die every decade. And around a fifth of those deaths about are due to suicide. Uncovering the multiple factors leading to bulimia nervosa is therefore very important, especially as the causes are largely unknown.

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