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…

Susanne Carlson: Eating disorders are, quite simply, nothing more nor less than mental illnesses

As a society, we avoid the uncomfortable. But sometimes being uncomfortable is a sign of growth and positive change. Eating disorders are not a comfortable subject but they thrive in silence. As a survivor, I will not stay silent.

Calgary parents work to fill gaps in eating disorder care

 

Blogger Michelle Stewart's fight against illness inspired others

A former health communications professional who touched many by candidly sharing her 32-year battle with a dual eating disorder in a blog has died.

PREVENTION: Break the cycle of dieting and deprivation to avoid a lifetime spent battling eating disorders

Would you put an eight-year-old on a diet? Should a 13-year-old feel ashamed of her body?

Does the Government Even Realize How Many People Are Living With An Eating Disorder?

Another mother pleads: "She's 18, she's beautiful, but she doesn't know how beautiful she is. She wears only sweatshirts to hide how skinny ... emaciated ... she is, and her long beautiful hair is now falling out. ...She counts every calorie, even counts the number of rice grains she puts in her mouth. ...I don't know where else to go. ...Everyone blames me, and the doctors don't understand, they just tell her to eat.

AED Makes It Easy to Get Involved in National Eating Disorders Week

AED Makes it Easy to Get Involved in National Eating Disorders Week

February 23 - March 1, 2014

A Day In The Life Of A Binge Eater

Jennie Kramer and Marjorie Nolan Cohn are privileged to be interviewed on Huffpost Live on "A Day in The Life of a Binge Eater", Friday , 12/6/13 at 1:30EST. 

Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in America. We will be talking about what it's really like to be one of the seven million in the U.S. struggling with it and we will hear from real sufferers who are willing to speak about their experiences. The show is hosted by Caitlyn Becker. 

Please join us! 

Specialists in treating eating disorders not immune to fat bias, study suggests

People who specialize in treating eating disorders can carry some of the same anti-fat attitudes and “fat phobia” towards obese people as the rest of society, new research suggests.

BEDA 2014 Annual Conference is now Accepting Proposals

BEDA 2014 Annual Conference

Where: Denver, Colorado - Westin, Denver Downtown
When: April 24-26, 2014

Pathways Toward a Paradigm of Health, Body Acceptance, and Quality of Life is the theme of the BEDA 2014 Annual Conference in Denver, CO, which will feature posters, sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, and opportunities to be a part of the BED community, which includes clinicians, researchers, individuals with BED and their families, advocates, educators, and others.

When men have body-image disorders

DALLAS—They’re fixated by fitness magazines, addicted to abs workouts. They measure what they eat, they know what they weigh, and they may not be the gender you surmise.

“What’s happening,” Dallas personal trainer Kevin Durio says, “is that guys are just as susceptible to magazine covers as women are.”

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