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…

Supporting Healthy Eating and Growth: What can we do for kids?

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in collaboration with The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign will be hosting a free presentation!

 

DATE:  Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

TIME: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Beyond the bump: Eating disorders in pregnancy

On Monday, April 13, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) released the 

Hashtagging eating disorders: help or hindrance in recovery?

Recovering from an eating disorder can feel very isolating, which is why people are increasingly using social media to document their progress. But the trend raises questions about whether or not that's healthy.

In a video posted to YouTube, a young woman named Hannah in Vancouver, B.C., expressed her struggles with an eating disorder. 

France likely to ban super-skinny models

The link between high fashion, body image and eating disorders on French catwalks may lead to a ban on super-skinny models.

Feeding Hope: Ground-breaking procedure to treat anorexia

Dr. Marla Shapiro on a ground-breaking procedure called 'Deep Brain Stimulation' that is used experimentally to treat severe anorexia.  Link to the video:  

www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=564836&playlistId=1.2267096&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1

www.dbsanorexiastudy.ca

 

Texas teen dies of eating disorder

Lacey Smarr drew jeers from her peers on an eighth-grade volleyball team in Longview, Texas, who said Smarr's butt looked big in sportswear.

Just Eat documentary

Just Eat  is a documentary that follows the deadliest, least funded, and most ignored mental illness in America. Eating disorders wreak havoc on millions of Americans every year, yet the misconceptions of the disease continue to hinder research progress, treatment access, and keep medical professionals uninformed.

REGISTER TODAY for the Emotion Focused Family Therapy Workshop!

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  The essence of Emotion-focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is to afford parents/caregivers a significant role in their loved one's recovery from an eating disorder. Rooted in the deep belief in the healing power of families, this 2 day training presented by Drs.

New online support for parents or caregivers of adolescents with eating disorders

A new educational website targets parents or caregivers of children between 9-18 years of age who are suffering from an eating disorder.

Rate My Hospital Pro-anorexia, bulimia communities thriving online

Photos of emaciated women proudly displaying their protruding hips and ribs, as well as thinspirational quotes "fat-shaming" those who dare to eat, continue to thrive on social media, despite the best attempts by sites like Instagram to temper the reach of the pro-eating disorder community. 

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