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…”


When does clean eating become an unhealthy obsession?

Researchers at York University's Faculty of Health say those who have a history of an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image, and a drive for thinness are more likely to develop a pathological obsession with healthy eating or consuming only healthy food, known as orthorexia nervosa (ON). Although eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, for some people this preoccupation with healthy eating can become physically and socially impairing.

Who's at risk for obsessive healthy eating? Toronto research sheds light

As important as a nutritious diet is for a balanced lifestyle, researchers in Toronto say some people are at risk of taking it too far and developing an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.

In a review published in the journal Appetite, researchers from York University’s Faculty of Health examined numerous studies on a condition called orthorexia nervosa (ON), which is described as a pathological obsession with healthy eating.

$2-million donation to support youth transition care at St. Paul’s Hospital

A $2-million donation to St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver will help support kids and teens with serious health issues who are moving from pediatric to adult care.

The Scotiabank Youth Transition Program was announced on Tuesday and will expand various programs at the hospital for young people across the province with a dedicated manager.

Picky Eating Vs. Eating Disorders In Kids, According To Experts

Struggling to get your kid to eat can be incredibly stressful for a parent. It's often really hard to tell what's behind a mealtime battle. Is the child genuinely not hungry at that moment? Are they just being stubborn? Or is there something more serious going on with them? Figuring out the difference between a picky eater and having an eater disorder isn't always easy, but experts say there are a few main things that set the two issues apart.

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!

Total Body Fat Percentage and Return of Menses in Anorexia Nervosa

A simple test was helpful for defining balanced return of menses.

Long-term Effects of Anorexia Nervosa on Bone Health

Changes were traced after 5 and 10 years of recovery.

Interference with bone development and attaining peak bone mass and peak bone strength can have dramatic effects on development of osteoporosis and fracture risk later in life. Development of effective treatment has proven to be highly difficult, and we still know too little about the long-term course of bone health among those who once had AN.

Comparing Objective and Subjective Binge Eating

A combination of the two types of binge eating led to higher BMIs. 

Taking Another Look at Pharmacotherapy for Anorexia Nervosa

A multi-site study showed promising results.

Nutritional rehabilitation and psychotherapy are the mainstays of anorexia nervosa (AN) treatment. In contrast, medications are widely regarded as of little value in AN, either for acute treatment or for preventing relapse. A very wide range of medicines have been tried, and most have shown little benefit.

This Is International No Diet Day

This Is International No Diet Day.

Public health officials advise you to avoid fad diets, and be comfortable with who you are

While going on a diet to shed unwanted pounds might sound like a great idea, public health officials say some weight-loss plans may actually be bad for you.

This is International No Diet Day.

Fad diets have been around for decades, and many more are popping up through social media.