Thursday, June 30, 2011

Free Seminar Series @ NY: Parents of Children Struggling from Eating Disorders

 
Free Seminar Series for Parents of Children Struggling from Eating Disorders, July 13th, 19th and 26th, NY, NY. Led by Normal in Schools Founder and President, Robyn Hussa, MFA, RYT

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Additional resources and information for Parents of Individuals Suffering from Eating Disorders can be found at:  Eating Disorder Hope for Parents

Monday, June 27, 2011

Exciting new documentary: Inspiring Hope and Healing


Expressing Disorder

A Documentary about Eating Disorders and Arts Therapies
CREATED BY:
David Alvarado
LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Learn more at: http://www.indiegogo.com/EDdoc?c=home

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Learn more about the importance of artistic expression in
eating disorder recovery @ http://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/recovery-tools-artistic-expression.html

Saturday, June 25, 2011

NEDA Teen Summit Registration Open

The National Eating Disorder Association Teen Summit only costs $10 to participate and is running concurrently with our annual conference. Check out the link for more info!

http://neda.nationaleatingdisorders.org/site/Calendar?id=100423&view=Detail
neda.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Attention Treatment Providers: Remuda Ranch offers free webinars to build your knowledge base


Remuda Ranch: Overview, News and Updates Webinar

Presented by:
Dr. Dena Cabrera, PsyD, CEDS, Director of Educational Outreach
Marta Harris, RN, BA, Director of Nursing
We are excited to present to you this informative webinar highlighting the latest developments at Remuda Ranch Treatment Programs. As a fellow treatment provider, we value your time and your commitment to making the most informed decision for each of your clients who may be struggling. We would like to take this opportunity to share our new and exciting information that is available at Remuda Ranch. Our goal is to partner with you to help your patients find hope, healing and life by providing them treatment you can trust.

Three Dates and Times offered:
July 6th 9:00 - 9:30 AM PST  click here to register or learn more
July 15th 10:00 - 10:30 AM PST click here to register or learn more
July 18th 11:00 - 11:30 AM PST click here to register or learn more
Cost: No Charge, but you must register to receive the email containing the URL for the webinar.

Additional Future Webinars offered include:

August 3: OCD and Eating Disorders Webinar with Dr. Ken Littlefield of Remuda Ranch. For more information, please call 1-800-445-1900 or visit www.RemudaRanch.com

September 17: Eating Disorders and Psychotropic Medication with Dr. Yong Lee of Remuda Ranch. For more information, please call 1-800-445-1900 or visit www.RemudaRanch.com

October 5: DBT for RDs with Kristen Williams, RD & Dr. Dena Cabrera of Remuda Ranch. For more information, please call 1-800-445-1900 or visit www.RemudaRanch.com

December 8th Medical Issues with Eating Disorders
with Dr. Lesley Williams of Remuda Ranch. For more information, please call 1-800-445-1900 or visit www.RemudaRanch.com




June 22, 2011 Press Release: Expert Supports Screening Pregnant Women for Eating Disorders and Trauma

Study Illustrates the Multi-Generational Nature of the Disease.

CHICAGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one-third of women surveyed who were being treated for pregnancy related-depression reported a history of eating disorders. Many also reported physical or sexual abuse.  Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, says the study illustrates that eating disorders often devastate multiple generations.
"The eating disorders we treat in women at Timberline Knolls are very much family diseases, many times multi-generational," said Dr. Dennis. "A substantial proportion of our adolescent and adult women with eating disorders have mothers with full blown or subclinical eating disorders themselves. And most of these mothers have never received treatment."...finish reading press release

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Find additional information and resources regarding Pregnancy and Eating Disorders

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

PTSD: Dropping the “D” and Stopping the Symptoms

by Dr. Bill Tollefson and Dr. Lisa Palmer of The Renew Center of Florida
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an invisible epidemic in our society and is more widespread than most people realize.  We would like to take the mystery out of this reaction. Understanding is the first step toward healing. One of Sir Isaac Newton’s proven and accepted laws of physics is that “for every action there is always an equal reaction”. So based on Sir Isaac Newton’s law Post-traumatic Stress is a “normal reaction to a perceived overwhelming life event”.

PTSD is not a disease. We would like suggest that Post-traumatic Stress be normalized to just a life reaction. Dr. Bill Tollefson and Dr. Lisa Palmer of The Renew Center of Florida has combined experience of almost 40 years in the psychiatric inpatient and outpatient field looking for the pathology in survivors of abuse and trauma, but what we found was that the aftereffects of experiencing an overwhelming life event was not a mental illness but rather it is a normal reaction to an abnormal life event. The reaction or the response produced was a result of how the individual perceived the impact of the life experience. Therefore we would like to put forth for discussion that our society take on that the “D” or the “disorder label” be taken off and shortened to Post-traumatic Stress (PTS)...finish reading article

Rising Number of Tween Boys Vomiting to Stay Thin



Join Timberline Knolls and Cedar Hills Hospital for a free seminar and CEUs on early eating disorder detection

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 Benefits and Significance of Early Eating Disorder Detection 

Friday, July 29, 2011    8:30 am registration/ 9am - 12noon presentation

4115 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, Oregon (Q Center)

For more information: Contact Christine Gorman @ cgorman@timberlineknolls.com (312.608.1378)

Hosted by Timberline Knolls and Cedar Hills Hospital


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Friday, June 17, 2011

Summit for Clinical Excellence Presents “Brain Matters: Neuroscience, Trauma, Addiction & Quest for Self”

Contact: Mary Anne Morrow
Blossom Communications Inc.
Tel: 602-332-9026
prmaryanne@earthlink.net

Summit for Clinical Excellence Presents
“Brain Matters: Neuroscience, Trauma, Addiction & Quest for Self”

Cutting-edge Conference for Therapists and Counselors Held September 22 – 24, 2011 in Atlanta

PHOENIX, June 17, 2011 – The nation’s leading experts in neuroscience and behavioral health will come together at a special three-day conference hosted by Summit for Clinical Excellence.  The groundbreaking event, “Brain Matters: Neuroscience, Trauma, Addiction & Quest for Self” will be held September 22 – 24, 2011 in Atlanta at the Holiday Inn Atlanta Capitol Conference Center Hotel.  Therapists and counselors will learn about the latest research, trends and treatments for neuroscience, PTSD, trauma, addiction and much more.

Dr. David Sack, MD will be offering 3 hours of training on “Pharmacological Treatment of Addictive Disorders,” and Pam Harmell PhD, will be presenting 6 hours on ethics titled, “Legal and Ethical Considerations When Using the DSM-IV-TR: Best Practices.”

Other acclaimed speakers and topics at the conference include:
John Bradshaw MA, America’s leading personal growth expert and best-selling author of Healing the Shame That Binds You and Bradshaw On: The Family and RECLAIMING VIRTUE: How We Can Develop The Moral Intelligence to do the Right Thing at the Right Time, for the Right Reason. Robert Scaer MD, Board Certified in neurology with 33 years in practice, 20 of those years as Medical Director at Rehabilitation Services at Mapleton Center in Boulder, Colo. Author of The Body Bears the Burden and The Trauma Spectrum. Reid Wilson PhD, author of Don’t Panic & Facing Panic; co-author with Edna Foa of Stop Obsessing! John Lee MA, best-selling author of The Flying Boy and his latest release, 24 Things to Increase the Emotional Intelligence of Your Man.

There are 18 continuing education credits available. For more information on other speakers and topics, visit www.bfisummit.com or call 1-800-643-0797.  Early bird specials available until July 6.  Register by August 15 and receive 6 free online CE’s.

About the Summit for Clinical Excellence Services
Summit for Clinical Excellence is the premier provider of continuing education for mental health, behavioral health and addiction professionals. The Summit’s faculty are top experts in the field including noted trainers and best-selling authors known for their comprehensive experience and riveting presentations.  We offer the best and brightest from many clinical disciplines, which ultimately brings a broader perspective and an expanded learning opportunity for therapists and counselors. E-summits.com offers a revolutionary video-based continuing education delivery system.  The system instantly puts CE trainings on computer screens and offers a built-in testing system providing immediate CE certificates. For more information, visit www.bfisummit.com or www.e-summits.com.

Timberline Knolls is the sponsor of this program, which helps train college and church staff on how to help students and youth suffering from the trauma of emotional, physical or sexual abuse.


Restoring The Heart from Zandolee Media on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011 Eating Disorder Hope Newsletter

Eating Disorder Hope Newsletter
Eating Disorder Hope Newsletter, June 15, 2011

Articles

The Case for Inpatient Treatment of Eating Disorders

by Dr. Yong Lee, Director of Psychiatric Services at Remuda Ranch
As a psychiatrist in private practice in the community, I enjoyed engaging with my patients in problem solving. I would tell them it is a brave first step to take. You could have continued living with your problem, but you were brave enough to see that you couldn’t do it on your own. Getting better is a collaborative process. Let’s work together to find a solution to what’s bringing you in.
Continue reading the article

The Aging of Eating Disorders: Middle-aged Women Fight the Devastating Disease

By Kimberly Dennis, MD, www.timberlineknolls.com
With a mortality rate higher than any other mental illness, including depression, eating disorder awareness ought to pervade society and the medical community alike. Sadly, they don’t. While you might be hard-pressed to find anyone unfamiliar with the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, eating disorders are not a frontrunner for awareness, research, treatment or recovery dollars.
Continue reading the article

Experience and Strength with Eating Disorder Recovery in Female Athletes

By Kimberly Dennis, MD, www.timberlineknolls.com
Eating disorders and disordered eating are commonly experienced by female athletes, but sorely under recognized by coaches, teachers, parents, therapists and physicians.
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Recovery:  The Gift of Hope and Healing

By Diane Monteleone
Program Director Focus Healthcare of Tennessee
According to ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), eating disorders have reached epidemic levels affecting approximately seven to ten million women and one million men. Eating disorders have serious physical repercussions, treatment is expensive and it is estimated that six percent of serious cases die.
Continue reading the article

Weight loss surgeries: Golden ticket, Temporary Patch or Ticket to jail?

By Kathryn Fink, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery have an average excess weight loss of 65 – 70% of their original weight within the first 1 – 2 years, post-op; with 50 – 55% maintaining that weight loss for = 15 years.(4) There are many people who these changes do last, but for how long and at what expense?
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Please Join the Timberline Knolls walking team for the Chicago NEDA Walk - June 25th, 2011

Don't forget to sign up for the Chicago NEDA Walk 2011. Click on this link to join the "TK Trekkers" in Lincoln Park and walk with us and our medical director, Dr. Kim Dennis, in support of ED awareness.Timberline Knolls will have an exhibit table - come by and say hello!

Webinar on Wellness



Featured Eating Disorder Non Profit Organization: ANAD
Naperville, Illinois

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) is the original non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders (since 1976). ANAD focuses on prevention, education and helping those who are struggling find treatment and support. ANAD has a helpline, school outreach programs, national awareness events, online discussion forums, prevention programs, and support groups across the nation.

ENTER DRAWING
The Body God Designed: How to Love the Body You've Got While You Get the Body You Want. Please complete the contact form, enter "The Body God designed" in message, and you will automatically be entered into our June 15, 2011 drawing!

The Body God Designed: How to Love the Body You've Got While You Get the Body You Want.

By Dr. Gregory L. Jantz with Ann McMurray
Many people look in the mirror and are dissatisfied with their bodies. They see a seat too big and a chest too small, an enormous nose and beady eyes. Psalm 139 tells us how God feels about our bodies. We get the "fearful" part; it's the "wonderful" we're not so sure about. The Body God Designed presents the idea that God Himself made us and has a body intended just for us. This God-intended body may have been altered by our circumstances or by our behaviors, but with His help, we can restore our bodies to the level of health and vitality He planned for us.
Dr. Jantz provides specific tips for health, including: Healthy models for each body shape, Differences between healthy and unhealthy fats and where to find each, Principles readers can use for effective, long-term weight loss, How to refrain from secret and mindless eating.
Purchase @ A Place of Hope Bookstore
Dr. Jantz has generously donated 10 books to be given away in this drawing!

Treatment Centers

Timberline Knolls

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center provides eating disorder treatment for women on 43 beautiful acres just outside of Chicago. We offer a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, with or without other co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse/drug addiction, mood disorders or anxiety disorders.
A leader in eating disorder treatment, Timberline Knolls provides real and lasting help for anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders. Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center has helped hundreds of women and their families achieve long-term recovery, including many who have suffered repeated relapses because of previously unidentified or under-addressed co-occurring disorders.
Timberline Knolls recognizes that each woman has a unique story, and we are committed to helping her harness her own distinctive strengths. Our expert treatment staff forms a collaborative partnership with the resident, her loved ones and outpatient treatment providers. Together, we craft an individualized eating disorder treatment plan for each woman so she may develop the skills she will need to experience the joys of lifelong recovery.
View Timberline Knolls in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library
***Generous Partnering Platinum Sponsor of Eating Disorder Hope ~ Making our Work Possible!
Timberline Knolls

Eating Disorder Servives at Rogers Memorial Hospital

Eating Disorder Services of Rogers Memorial Hospital

As the largest nonaffiliated, behavioral health provider in Wisconsin, Rogers Memorial Hospital offers specialized eating disorder treatment. Rogers Memorial provides 24-hour inpatient care, residential treatment and partial hospitalization for men, women, adolescents, and children. We also offer specialized care for co-occurring anxiety disorders and were the first organization to offer a male-specific residential program. Treatment is comprised of small, age-specific groups yielding the most individualized treatment possible. The treatment team uses a number of therapies that take place mostly in a group setting, where individuals get feedback not only from the therapist but from their peers as well. Rogers Memorial uses evidence-based treatment components including: Family therapy,Nutrition therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Pharmacotherapy, Art therapy, Movement and fitness therapy (yoga), Experiential therapy, Substance abuse counseling, Spiritual counseling, One-to-one support, Daily living responsibilities, Community outings and therapeutic passes and a Specialized family and friends program.
Rogers Memorial Hospital has treated thousands of patients and families affected by eating disorders. The staff of over 70 professionals, approach each patient, family, and referring outpatient treatment team with dignity and respect, and invite them to be contributors to the treatment plan. Rogers Memorial is a specialty not-for-profit hospital that has contracts with most major insurance providers in order to provide the best treatment options to the most people. In January 2009, Rogers opened a specialized inpatient eating disorder program for children and adolescents, ages 8 and up. Call Rogers Memorial outreach staff today at 1-800-767-4411 ext. 1310. to learn more or to schedule a tour.
View Rogers Memorial in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library
***Generous Platinum Sponsor of Eating Disorder Hope ~ Making our Work Possible!
Rogers Memorial Hospital

Remuda Ranch

Remuda Ranch Treatment Programs

1-800-445-1900
One East Apache Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
www.remudaranch.com
Remuda Ranch offers inpatient and residential programs for women and girls with anorexia, bulimia, OCD and related issues. Treatment takes place in peaceful ranch-like settings in Arizona. Separate, age-appropriate programs ensure that patients are surrounded by their peers and receive treatment from professionals specializing in that specific age group.
Patients receive an individualized treatment plan designed to meet their precise medical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. Each woman and girl has a multi-disciplinary treatment team dedicated to helping her get well. This team includes a psychiatric specialist, a primary care physician, a registered dietitian, a licensed master's or doctoral-level therapist, a psychologist, and registered nurses. In addition to individual and group therapy, patients engage in innovative treatment strategies such as equine, art, body image and challenge course.
Remuda Ranch also offers a Binge Eating Disorder Program. This residential program is designed to help women and girls struggling with obesity, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder. And for those whose eating disorder symptoms are less acute, the Remuda Life Program offers residential treatment. The time spent in this program, with individual and group therapy, often proves exactly what women and girls need to commit to recovery. Since 1990, more than 10,000 individuals have trusted their care to Remuda Ranch. For additional information, please call 1-800-445-1900 today.
View Remuda Ranch in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library
***Generous Platinum Sponsor of Eating Disorder Hope ~ Making our Work Possible!
Remuda Ranch

Puente de Vida - Bridge of Life

Puente de Vida - "Bridge of Life"

A Place for Hope, Recovery and Healing from Eating Disorders
P.O. Box 86020, San Diego, CA
858-581-1239 or 877-995-4337
www.puentedevida.com
info@puentedevida.com
Puente de Vida treats Anorexia and Bulimia; males and females, adolescents (ages 15 and up) and adults who live locally, nationally and internationally. Offering individual therapy, nutritional counseling, family therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, support groups, inpatient, residential treatment center. Puente de Vida is a place where therapeutic services are offered to those ages 15 years and older with eating disorders, including those with co-occurring substance use and other disorders. A private six bed, home-like facility, located in beautiful San Diego, provides an excellent setting for the sensitive, inner work that takes place. Puente de Vida's treatment philosophy addresses not just the symptoms but also the underlying issues beneath the surface of eating disorders. An individualized treatment approach includes traditional treatment interventions as well as experiential treatment by our multidisciplinary treatment team. Puente de Vida recognizes that every recovery journey is different and complex and assists the individual in finding their unique path and support in recovery.
View Puente de Vida Programs in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library
Puente de Vida

The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc.

The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc.

888-771-5166
547 Dayton Street
Edmonds, WA 98020

For 22 years The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc. has been treating individuals with eating disorders. Our unique whole-person approach to counseling helps individuals to see permanent success over an eating disorder. Our emphasis is on Emotional Balance, Intellectual Discovery, Relational Healing, Physical Wellness, Nutritional Support, and Spiritual Renewal. We offer a World Renown Specialized Intensive Treatment Program that lasts 4-12 weeks with a Transitional Care Program available after your Intensive Treatment. Unlike many other treatment programs, most of your time is spent in personalized individual counseling instead of group sessions. The Center is known for being A Place of Hope. Go to our website and read the numerous testimonials of our clients. Located a few miles outside of Seattle, Edmonds is a beautiful beach town with majestic views. Rather you like the city life or the great outdoors there is plenty to enjoy during your time in the great Pacific Northwest.
View The Center in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library
The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc.

EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM at SeaSide Palm Beach
The EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM at SeaSide Palm Beach specializes in helping individuals who suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders, which is when an individual suffers simultaneously from both a psychiatric disorder (like an eating disorder) as well as a substance abuse problem (like alcohol abuse or drug abuse).
Most people are very surprised to learn that eating disorders have little to do with food. Especially when one considers that many people who suffer from eating disorders actually have an unhealthy obsession with food. In the majority of cases, eating disorders have more to do with a lack of emotional well-being resulting from their inability to identify and communicate their own needs and wants effectively to others.
To find out more please call us 24/7 toll-free at (888) 432-2467 today for help!
View SeaSide's programs at the Eating Disorder Specialist Library
The EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM at SeaSide Palm Beach

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center

1710 Barton Road
Redlands, CA 92373
(800) 752-5999 or (909) 558-9275
www.llubmc.org
Nestled in the quiet town of Redlands, California, Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center stands alone in its community as having the only Joint Commission accredited hospital-based outpatient eating disorder program. For almost ten years we have been providing treatment for adolescents and adults struggling with anorexia and bulimia and offer a safe and hopeful environment in which the individual can explore and examine the issues that contribute to their eating disorder.
Our multidisciplinary team of experts helps individuals begin the healing process by addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and spirit using leading edge treatment. An individualized treatment plan is developed based on the needs and level of care unique to every patient that includes in part, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy, coping skills, nutrition education and monitoring, structured meals, spiritual care, as well as individual, group, and family therapy. For more information about our programs and services, visit us at: www.llubmc.org.
View Loma Linda's Programs in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library
Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center

Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Centers

Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Centers

866-511-HEAL (4325)
www.oliverpyattcenters.com
The Oliver-Pyatt Centers' programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, addressing the core issues driving the eating disorder while providing the tools needed to live a meaningful life, free from food and weight preoccupation.
We believe that one-to-one therapy is the cornerstone of effective eating disorder treatment, and it is the primary reason to choose the Oliver-Pyatt Centers. Each client receives a minimum of six individual therapy sessions per week. Our comprehensive, naturalistic, and highly individualized approach to treatment is provided in an intimate environment with a high staff to client ratio. We have a maximum of ten clients in each of our programs.
Our innovative protocols are grounded in a thorough understanding of eating disorders, incorporating state of the art approaches, outcome data, research, and current medical knowledge, all with the support of our compassionate multi-disciplinary treatment team.
View Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Centers in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library.
Oliver-Pyatt Treatment Centers

Cedric Centre

Cedric Centre

307 - 1005 Broad Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2A1.
250-383-0797 or Toll Free: 1-866-383-0797
~or 2nd location~
1449 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6M 1R4.
778-990-4606
www.cedriccentre.com
The CEDRIC Centre's sole purpose is to show you how to quickly and simply step free of the food and body image power struggle, forever. CEDRIC Clinical Counsellors all have longstanding recovery from eating disorders with specialized training in eating disorders, and related concerns such as alcohol and drug dependency, depression, anxiety and trauma.
The CEDRIC Centre has many options for you to access their successful programs and resources, regardless of your location, budget and time constraints, including:
  • Individual Counselling worldwide (via telephone, internet, or in person at their Vancouver and Victoria BC facilities);
  • An innovative and comprehensive Web Based Counselling program, providing the perfect blend of individual and peer support, teleclasses and lessons to move you quickly past your food and body image preoccupation;
  • Individual Healing Retreats, created just for you;
  • 3 day Intensive Workshops;
  • CD's, DVD's, Workbooks; and
  • The book, Food is Not the Problem, Deal with What Is! An easy-to-read complete recovery guide for stepping free of restricting, binging and/or purging forever.
View Cedric Centre's programs at the Eating Disorder Specialist Library
Visit the Cedric Centre website

Rader Eating Disorder Programs

Rader Programs

Rader Programs at Pacific Shores Hospital
(800) 841-1515
http://www.raderprograms.com/
E-mail: rader@raderprograms.com
The treatment staff at Rader Programs has been providing high-quality clinical programs for over 25 years. We specialize in the treatment of eating and related disorders. It is our mission to help save the lives of those suffering from eating disorders. The primary purpose of Rader Programs is to treat the dysfunctional behavior in a supportive environment.
A staff of caring and experienced professionals, many who are recovering themselves, assist the affected individual and their family in developing a life long program for recovery. We recognize the complexity of the disorder and understand the medical, psychological, physical, and nutritional aspects of eating disorders. Our treatment approach is centered around the special needs of each individual and we are completely committed to help individuals achieve recovery.
View Rader Programs in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

New Dawn

New Dawn

New Dawn is the only eating disorders treatment facility in Northern California that offers the full continuum of care for eating disorders recovery, from Residential Treatment, to Day Treatment, to our Intensive Outpatient Program and outpatient services. Each level of care utilizes a multidisciplinary approach with individualized treatment plans that address the medical, psychological, nutritional, and interpersonal needs of each patient.
Our Residential Facility located in San Francisco offers empirically-supported, multidisciplinary treatment for adult women suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder. Located in San Francisco, we welcome women from all over the world to participate in our residential eating disorders treatment program.
Unlike the vast majority of residential facilities in the United States, New Dawn Eating Disorders Recovery Center offers the full continuum of care necessary to complete the recovery process. This means that you have the choice for your core treatment team to remain constant as you graduate from residential treatment and transition into day treatment, intensive outpatient program, and outpatient services. At New Dawn Eating Disorders Recovery Center, we believe in accompanying you on the full journey of recovery. Such a journey allows for a deeper, more powerfully mutative process.
For more information on our programs, please visit our website at www.NewDawnRecovery.com.
For information on our Outpatient Programs, see our listing on this page under Sausalito. Visit New Dawn in the Eating Disorder Specialist Library

The Renfrew Center

The Renfrew Center

The Renfrew Center is the first and largest network of eating disorder treatment facilities in the country and has served more than 55,000 women in its 25 years. The Renfrew treatment philosophy emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own recovery. The Renfrew Center provides a comprehensive range of services at its facilities in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. Programs and services vary by site and include: Residential; Day Treatment; Intensive Outpatient; Group Therapy; Individual, Family, and Couples Therapy; Nutrition Therapy; and Psychiatric Consultation. Renfrew's training programs have reached more than 25,000 healthcare professionals to date and are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills needed to treat these complex disorders. For more information, please visit www.renfrewcenter.com or call 1-800-RENFREW.

Announcements

New International Eating Disorder Directory Pages

New Eating Disorder Resource Pages
Unfortunately, eating disorders are a concern throughout the world. AnorexiaBulimiaBinge Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating are issues that require treatment, support and perhaps most importantly, accurate information. It is the hope of Eating Disorder Hope to provide these resources to all who need help and seek eating disorder recovery, around the globe.

New Pages:


Registration opens in June for the 21st Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals, Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: The Next Generation.

Philadelphia Airport Marriot, Philadelphia, PA from
November 11-13, 2011

This is a three day conference for behavioral health professionals, physicians, nurses and dietitians (offering 17.5 CEUS). Keynote Presentations: The Mindful and Relational Brain: The Next Integration, Daniel Siegel, MD, Amy Banks, MD and Beth McGilley, PhD; From Princesses to Pop-Tarts: What the New Culture of Girlhood Means for Girls and the Grown-Ups Who Care About Them, Peggy Orenstein; and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD. For more information visit www.renfrew.org or contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrew.org or you may Click Here to learn more.

Win One of 10 Free Books Offered in Drawing

Happy for the Rest of Your LifeEnter Drawing
Please complete the contact form, enter "Restoring our Bodies" in message, and you will automatically be entered into our July 11, 2011 drawing!

Restoring our Bodies

By Aimee Lui
Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Despite what you may have been led to believe, most people with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder are able to completely restore their health and well-being. But how does this happen? Author Aimee Liu has woven together dozens of first-person accounts of recovery to create a break-through roadmap for healing from an eating disorder. Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives answers key questions including: How does healing begin? What does it feel like? What supports and accelerates it? Will I ever be free of worry about a relapse? Throughout the book are informative sidebars written by leading professionals in the field, addressing essential topics such as finding the right therapist, the use of medications, exploring complementary treatments, and how family members can help.
Purchase @ Shambhala Publications ( All proceeds to benefit the Academy for Eating Disorders Scholarship Fund).

Spotlighted Event

21st Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals

SAVE THE DATE! The Renfrew Center Foundation presents the 21st Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals, Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: The Next Generation. This is a three day conference for behavioral health professionals, physicians, nurses and dietitians (offering 17.5 CEUS). The event is taking place at the Philadelphia Airport Marriot, Philadelphia, PA from November 11-13, 2011. Keynote Presentations: The Mindful and Relational Brain: The Next Integration, Daniel Siegel, MD, Amy Banks, MD and Beth McGilley, PhD; Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter; and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD. For more information visit www.renfrew.org or contact Debbie Lucker at 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrew.org or you may Click Here to learn more.

Events Calendar

More details for the events listed here can be found at Eating Disorder Hope's Online Events Calendar.
June 15- 18
Timberline Knolls will be exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s 2011 Annual Convention at the Hilton Harrisburg, PA
June 16
Integrative Life Center's Lecture Series presents Nicole Hawkins, PhD, Director of Clinical Services at Center for Change Nashville, TN
June 15- 18
Hungry for Hope Conference - Colorado Springs, CO
June 17
Jenni Schaefer will be speaking with patients and their family members at Center for Change. Orem, UT
June 17
Practice Essentials for Treating Eating Disorders - Nashville, TN
June 16- 17
Timberline Knolls Professional Open House
June 16- 18
Timberline Knolls exhibiting at U.S. Journal’s 2nd Western Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders Conference - Newport Beach, CA
June 22
Timberline Knolls and IAEDP will co-host webinar, featuring Dr. Kim Dennis about athletes and eating disorders
June 24
Christian Therapists of Orange County and Timberline Knolls hosting a presentation for Christian therapists - Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA
June 25
NEDA Walk - Lincoln Park
June 28
Eating Disorders Presentation - Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D. & Lori Perpich, LLP, MS - 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP, Ypsilanti, Michigan
June 29
Dr. Kim Dennis presenting on trauma - Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas
July 14
Strengthening Body Image & Self Esteem in Adolescents and Young Adults - Orem, UT
July 14
Support for Those in an Addictive Process and the People Who Love Them - Orem, UT
July 15
Annual Center for Change Alumni Event - Orem, UT
More details for the events listed here can be found at Eating Disorder Hope's Online Events Calendar.

Research

A list of current eating disorder research projects. For details, visit Eating Disorder Hope's Research page.
  • 2011 Grant Cycle for the Klarman Family Foundation Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research
  • Treatment Study for Women with Binge-Eating Disorder - University Of Chicago
  • Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa Treatment Study - University Of Chicago
  • Adult Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Study - University Of Chicago
  • Adolescent Overweight Treatment Study - University Of Chicago
  • Dopaminergic Mechanisms of Reward and Taste Processing in Anorexia Nervosa UCSD Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program
  • Are You a Parent of a Child with an Eating Disorder?
  • Research participants needed: longstanding beliefs and eating disorders
  • The University of Guelph is conducting a research study on Perfectionism, Self-Injurious Behaviour, and Functions of Anorexia Nervosa - AED
  • Volunteers Needed for Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Study - University of Pittsburgh
  • Binge Eating Medication Study - Minnesota Eating Disorders Research Program
  • Therapy Study for Bulimic Symptoms - The Eating Disorders Research Program
  • Mental Health Professionals With a History of an Eating Disorder - George Mason University
  • Eating Disorders and Intimate Relationships Study - University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Are you the parent of a child who is currently receiving outpatient treatment for Anorexia Nervosa?
For details, visit Eating Disorder Hope's Research page.

Professional Resources

MentorCONNECT

MentorCONNECTMentorCONNECT is the first global eating disorders mentoring community. In addition to mentor matching services, we offer free monthly teleconferences with nationally-known eating disorders experts, weekly live moderated support groups, personalized recovery blogs and member pages, a 100% pro-recovery online community, and more! Membership and all services are offered on a no-fee basis. MentorCONNECT is open to members ages 14 and up, female and male. Our services support individuals struggling with the full spectrum of eating disorder issues. MentorCONNECT is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. www.mentorconnect-ed.org Visit MentorCONNECT
Eating Disorder Jobs

Eating Disorder Jobs

EatingDisorderJobs.com - Looking for a job? We have everything dedicated to careers in the field of eating disorders. Find current job openings, career opportunities, continuing education, advice from the experts... everything eating disorders all in one site. For recent grads, seasoned professionals and students. Our mission: to connect job seekers with employers, to keep current professionals enthusiastic about the field and what it has to offer, and to guide students into careers where they can make a difference. Visit Eating Disorder Jobs website
Thank you for being a friend of Eating Disorder Hope. We will continue to provide you with important information, resources and encouragement regarding eating disorder recovery in our newsletters. Sincerely, --Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC Director @ Eating Disorder Hope

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pro Ana versus Pro Recovery Websites: Choosing Hope Over Despair

by Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC, Director @ Eating Disorder Hope

Pro Ana websites are prolific across the internet. These sites provide tips, advice and encouragement to women on how to become thinner, emaciated or practice anorexia nervosa. Dramatic calorie restriction, fasting, excessive exercise, purging, laxatives and other unhealthy behaviors are often glorified as a magic key to achieving the media glorified waif look that has so deeply influenced women today. Eating disorder treatment is not advised or suggested. Thus, in most cases, these Pro Anorexia websites are promoting a deadly lifestyle and self destruction.

These Pro Ana sites provide a sense of camaraderie and collaboration among the website visitors. These sites also can create a sense of pursuing a more perfect version of the self, or at least the body. Sadly, the Pro Ana sites are focused on thinness as a status symbol and promise increased confidence and power in the world if one can just become thin enough...finish reading article

Driving and Recovery from Eating Disorder

Driving and Recovery from Eating Disorder
In Ireland there is a lot of emphasis placed on the dangers of driving under the influence of drink, prescription and non-prescription drugs and especially tiredness, which results in the lack of concentration. I think we need much more awareness, and information about the dangers connected with eating disorders and driving.
When a person suffers from ED, they do not feel tiredness, they do not feel malnourishment, they think they are “fine”. They do not realize how dangerous this is for themselves and other road users.
All clients in our centre are medically checked on a regular basis. Most suffer from some form of medical complication. In many cases these people are not safe to drive. When we make this clear in the relevant cases, and strongly advise against driving, we do not always get a co-operative   feed back. Most sufferers and their families do not realize how dangerous it is to drive when you suffer from this condition. It is not only a danger to themselves. Those experiencing an ED need to realize that they are putting many other people at risk also – this cannot help them in their recovery.
Many sufferers and their family members are unaware of these dangers until is too late. I feel we need to learn to say “NO” more when we come across this situation. Would you sit in the car with some one who was drinking? Believe it or not – we have here a very similar situation when a person is suffering with an eating disorder, especially in the early stages of recovery.
I would appreciate to hear some suggestions on dealing more effectively with this issue.
Thank you
Marie Campion
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Marie Soskova-Campion
Marino Therapy Centre
42 Malahide Road
Clontarf
Dublin 3
Tel: +353 1 8333126
www.marinotherapycentre.com
ICEBERG www.eatingdisorderselfhelp.com

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Win Free Copy of Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives @ Aimee Lui


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Please complete the contact form, enter "Restoring our Bodies" in message, and you will automatically be entered into our July 11, 2011 drawing!

 


Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives

By Aimee Lui

Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Despite what you may have been led to believe, most people with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder are able to completely restore their health and well-being. But how does this happen? Author Aimee Liu has woven together dozens of first-person accounts of recovery to create a break-through roadmap for healing from an eating disorder. Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives answers key questions including: How does healing begin? What does it feel like? What supports and accelerates it? Will I ever be free of worry about a relapse? Throughout the book are informative sidebars written by leading professionals in the field, addressing essential topics such as finding the right therapist, the use of medications, exploring complementary treatments, and how family members can help.

Purchase @ Shambhala Publications ( All proceeds to benefit the Academy for Eating Disorders Scholarship Fund).

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Please Join the Timberline Knolls walking team for the Chicago NEDA Walk - June 25th, 2011

Don't forget to sign up for the Chicago NEDA Walk 2011. Click on this link to join the "TK Trekkers" in Lincoln Park and walk with us and our medical director, Dr. Kim Dennis, in support of ED awareness.Timberline Knolls will have an exhibit table - come by and say hello!

Eating Disorder Hope is pleased to announce that the Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders organization is now featured in our Eating Disorder Non Profit Directory.

ANAD
Naperville, Illinois

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) is the original non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders (since 1976). ANAD focuses on prevention, education and helping those who are struggling find treatment and support. ANAD has a helpline, school outreach programs, national awareness events, online discussion forums, prevention programs, and support groups across the nation.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

National Study Gives Parents an Urgent Topic for Discussion

By Kimberly Dennis, M.D.
Medical Director of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Would you know if your teen was struggling with an eating disorder? About 525,000 U.S. teenagers are, and many also have other serious emotional health issues, including suicidal thoughts, according to results of a survey of more than 10,000 teens published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. More commonly reported by the teens than anorexia (55,000 teens) or bulimia (170,000 teens) was binge eating disorder (300,000 teens), the symptoms of which may be harder for parents to spot.
The present study is the largest and most comprehensive analysis of eating disorders in the U.S. to date, including nationally representative data on 10,123 teens aged 13 to 18. Binge-eating was the most common disorder, affecting more than 1.6 percent of the teens studied; 0.9 percent suffer bulimia; and 0.3 percent anorexia. Overall, three percent had a lifetime prevalence of one of the disorders. Another three percent experienced troubling symptoms of disordered eating, but not full-fledged eating disorders... Read More

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Case for Inpatient Treatment of Eating Disorders

by Dr. Yong Lee, Director of Psychiatric Services at Remuda Ranch

As a psychiatrist in private practice in the community, I enjoyed engaging with my patients in problem solving. I would tell them it is a brave first step to take. You could have continued living with your problem, but you were brave enough to see that you couldn’t do it on your own. Getting better is a collaborative process. Let’s work together to find a solution to what’s bringing you in. I loved what I did. It gave me enormous satisfaction when my patients were able to overcome their depression, stabilize their panic attacks, stop their drinking, get back to work, reconcile with their spouse. Now this approach works in most clinical situations, but my patients with eating disorders were definitely a special population.

In an ideal world, we as behavioral health providers, dietitians, physicians, therapists, and counselors—all want to do what’s best for our patients, and it frustrates us when we can’t meet their needs. I’m a firm believer of practicing what you preach. If our patients are seeking help for a problem that they cannot overcome, I think there is no shame when we have to admit that are patients are not doing well in an outpatient basis and that we need help. Eating disorders, at least in my experience, cannot be well managed in isolation; it usually requires a team approach, usually involving a therapist, dietitian, primary care provider, and possibly a psychiatric provider, such as myself. A team approach is what attracted me to working at Remuda Ranch as an inpatient psychiatrist.
What I recognized, after years of practice, was when a behavior is life threatening, the priority needs to be to do whatever it takes to stop the behavior. This may involve removing the patient from factors that maybe fueling the behavior, which may include peers, school, work, and even family. This may be incredibly painful and disruptive, but the ultimate goal is to disrupt the eating disorder, not school, work, or family life. These are all good things the eating disorder threatens to destroy...finish article

Austin, TX Eating Disorder Professionals Networking Dinner - July 14, 2011

Timberline Knolls - Networking Dinner
Join Juliet Zuercher, RD of Timberline Knolls for ed professional networking dinner in Austin on 7.14.11 @ 7pm. rsvp: sdevilbiss@timberlineknolls.com

Friday, June 03, 2011

Denying Residential Treatment is a Violation of Federal Law

EDC Takes a Stand: Denying Residential Treatment is a Violation of the Federal Parity Law

In February of this year the EDC launched the Hold Insurance Companies Accountable Campaign as a response to a number of insurance companies that are categorically denying residential treatment for eating disorders.

Yet parity experts agree that individuals are entitled to receive such treatment under the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-343).

The Act requires that any group health plan that includes mental health and substance use disorder benefits along with standard medical and surgical coverage must treat them equally. According to the nationally recognized law firm of Patton Boggs, the statute is clear that limits on the scope and duration of treatment must be applied no more restrictively in the mental health benefit than in the medical/surgical benefit. The statute defines treatment limitations as “limits on the frequency of treatment, number of visits, days of coverage, or other similar limits on the scope or duration of treatment.”

The EDC finds it insulting that some insurance companies are responding to federal legislation that was designed to provide consumers with more access to care - by providing less!

Not complying with the parity regulations is a calculated effort to avoid costs at the expense of people's health and lives. The EDC argues that treatment should be determined by severity and type of illness, rather than what is arbitrarily allowed by an individual’s insurance company.

The EDC's Hold Insurance Companies Accountable Campaign is working with families, specialized attorneys such as Lisa Kantor, and experts in the field to put an end to such discriminatory and deadly practices through legal and political advocacy.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

We have heard from many people who have been denied insurance coverage for residential treatment - yet we need to hear from hundreds more!

If you have been denied insurance coverage for residential treatment email us at: EDCHoldsInsuranceAccountable@yahoo.com


Together we can and will make a difference.

Jeanine Cogan, Ph.D.
Policy Director
Eating Disorders Coalition
www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org
202-352-3208

Disordered Eating of Another Kind


By Kimberly Dennis, M.D.
Medical Director of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center


I am sure most of us at one time or another has felt guilty for going back for a second or third serving of food, whether or not we are still hungry. During a holiday party or special occasion, it's common to "overindulge." It is probably the most socially-sanctioned way to escape or medicate the tensions that arise during hectic holiday times at family gatherings. It also happens to be one of the least acknowledged ways to stuff intense emotions that might otherwise surface in such settings. This speaks to the depth of denial that we have on a societal level about how people "use" food—the same denial that exists as a major symptom in other addictions to a lesser extent.

Millions of Americans engage in overeating on a daily basis and have a relationship with food that is shrouded in secrecy and shame. While most people identify anorexia or bulimia as eating disorders, the most common eating disorder is the least talked about--binge eating or compulsive overeating. Officially referred to by the medical community as Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (ED-NOS, which includes binge eating disorder), it is the most common eating disorder in the United States, affecting more than 20 million Americans.

Millions of individuals use food as a substance in the same way that others with the disease of addiction use alcohol or drugs. When some people repeatedly consume large amounts of food, their brains receive a relaxed or calming feeling similar to the feeling alcoholics or substance abusers receive when they use. This is related to a similar reaction in the brain's reward circuitry. For some people it's brought on by using food and for others it's alcohol, work, sex, self-injury, gambling, drugs, and/or combinations of any of the above...finish article

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Eating Recovery Center is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 3rd annual Rocky Mountain Eating Disorders Conference



 Eating Recovery Center is pleased to announce
that registration is now open for the
3rd annual Rocky Mountain Eating Disorders Conference


Click here to register for the conference, view the official conference program featuring speakers and topics, book lodging and/or transportation and learn more about summertime attractions in Colorado. Register now, space is limited.

2011 Rocky Mountain Eating Disorders Conference
Friday, August 19th & Saturday, August 20th
Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, Colorado

Held in scenic Denver, Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Eating Disorders Conference brings together distinguished experts in the field of eating disorders treatment to discuss the trends, developments and emerging best practices shaping the industry. Limited registration and an interactive educational program supports connection and collaboration among attending members of the eating disorders treatment community, including physicians, therapists, nurses, dietitians and advocacy organizations.
 
Have questions about the conference or registration?
Contact Sarah Gilstrap, Marketing Communications Specialist,
at 720-258-4008 or sgilstrap@EatingRecoveryCenter.com.
 
We look forward to seeing you in August!




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Thursday, June 02, 2011

No Cost Treatment Available Through Four National Institute of Health-funded studies @ University of Chicago

Treatment Study for Women with Binge-Eating Disorder.

The University Of Chicago is conducting a National Institute of Health-funded study to evaluate outpatient treatments for women with binge-eating disorder. This study is a good match for you if you are:
1) 18 years or older,
2) Female,
3) Meet criteria for binge-eating disorder,
4) Are prepared to participate in assessments and up to 28 weeks of cost-free treatment.
If you are interested and would like more information, please call us at 773-834-9120 or visit http://eatingdisorders.uchicago.edu

Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa Treatment Study

The University Of Chicago is conducting a National Institute of Health-funded study of Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa Treatment. Adolescents (aged 12-18 years) with symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa are invited to participate in a 6-month, no cost, outpatient-treatment study. Designed to identify effective outpatient psychological treatments for adolescents with bulimia nervosa. Interested individuals should contact Colleen Stiles-Shields at (773) 834-5677 or visit http://eatingdisorders.uchicago.edu.

Adult Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Study

The University Of Chicago is conducting a National Institute of Health-funded study of an Adult Anorexia Nervosa Treatment: Young Adults (aged 18-30 years) with Anorexia Nervosa are invited to participate in a National Health funded research study designed to develop and refine a family-based treatment manual for young adults with Anorexia Nervosa, as well as to assess the feasibility of this outpatient psychotherapy. Treatment involves up to 6 months of no cost individual and family therapy sessions. Interested individuals may contact our Research Coordinator at (773) 834-9120 or visit or visit http://eatingdisorders.uchicago.edu.

Adolescent Overweight Treatment Study

The University Of Chicago is conducting a National Institute of Health-funded study of Adolescent Overweight Treatment: Overweight adolescents (aged 13-17 years) and their families are invited to participate in a 6-month, no cost treatment study designed to examine the efficacy of two treatments for adolescent obesity. Interested individuals may contact Kali Ludwig at (773) 834-0360 or visit or visit http://eatingdisorders.uchicago.edu.

The Aging of Eating Disorders: Middle-aged Women Fight the Devastating Disease

By Kim Dennis, M.D., Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center 

Photograph Courtesy of Timberline Knolls


With a mortality rate higher than any other mental illness, including depression, eating disorder awareness ought to pervade society and the medical community alike. Sadly, they don’t. While you might be hard-pressed to find anyone unfamiliar with the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, eating disorders are not a frontrunner for awareness, research, treatment or recovery dollars. Even though each year eating disorders affect 20 times more Americans than HIV/AIDS, for every $20,000 spent on HIV/AIDS research, only $1 is spent on eating disorder research.
This may be due in part to the commonly misunderstood and underestimated characteristics of the illness. While adolescent girls and fashion models are typically viewed as the poster girls for eating disorders, in reality, they have plenty of company. Eating disorders are equal-opportunity offenders – pervading economic and cultural boundaries and leaping the borders of age and gender. Eating disorders are treatable diseases, and full recovery is possible. However, without adequate treatment and support, the journey to get there can be excruciatingly long and arduous, fraught with setbacks, and impossible to accomplish alone.

Over the past 5-10 years, we have been seeing a growing number of older women seeking treatment for eating disorders. It is difficult, if not impossible, to accurately estimate how many women struggle with mid-life eating disorders. According to information from the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), it is important to remember the ability to quantify figures can be challenging, particularly because individuals struggling with an eating disorder are often in denial about their illness, and hospitalizations frequently focus on the physical consequences of the disease, rather than the illness itself...finish article

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 Binge Eating Disorder Association Conference

March 2-4: Binge Eating Disorder Association(BEDA) 2012 National Conference, Revolution Ahead: Illuminating the Path to Freedom from BED, Emotional Overeating and Weight Stigma.
Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing,Philadelphia, PA.
More information @ http://www.bedaonline.com/2012conference/

www.bedaonline.com

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