Category: Resources

Infections and Eating Disorders? Cause and Correlation

Doctor talking to girl about Infections and Eating Disorders Is there a connection between viral infections and eating disorders? A recent study suggests that this is a strong possibility. Lauren Breithaupt, a clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, partnered with Dr. Cynthia Bulik from the University of North Carolina and researchers in Denmark to explore the possibility. After looking at the health records of [...]
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The Rise of Eating Disorders in Miss Universe Beauty Pageants

Beauty Pageant The popular Miss Universe Pageant has long stood as one of the most anticipated beauty pageants in the world. Since it’s foundation in 1952, the Miss Universe Pageant has been held in more than 190 countries worldwide and seen by more than half a billion people annually [1]. With a pageant that is so highly [...]
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How to Become an Eating Disorder Specialist Overseas

Boy concerned about bulimia nervosa Eating disorders are a global issue that impacts individuals, families and loved ones across the world. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), there are approximately 30 million individuals impacted by these psychiatric illnesses in the United States alone, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, with eating disorders on the rise [...]
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Scholarship Funding Resources on an International Level

College Student As costs rise and health benefits decrease for mental health coverage, private payment for eating disorder treatment can be extremely costly. Internationally, there are a few key organizations that one can turn to for scholarship and financial assistance for treatment. Project HEAL Scholarships Project HEAL is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization that fundraises for individuals with [...]
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Measures for Male Eating Disorders With Assessment Testing

Man struggling with eating disorder Symptoms of eating disorders present differently in males and females. Research has identified that the combination of several factors are associated with male eating disorders, including biological, psychological, and environmental components. Factors thought to contribute to the development of eating disorders in men consist of media idealization of highly chiseled, muscular men with extremely low [...]
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International College Programs That Support Students With Eating Disorders

College Student Reading A Book About Clean Eating Eating disorders are no stranger to the collegiate population, with the transition to college being among the most stressful transitions for many individuals. For those who have other risk factors for eating disorders, the various stressors involved with the college transition can be enough to trigger the development of an eating disorder, like anorexia, bulimia [...]
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International Conferences for Eating Disorder Professionals

Learning about Eating Disorders Eating disorders are a global issue, impacting countless people around the world, regardless of age, gender, culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, or other such factors. Eating disorder professionals serve an important role in assisting sufferers as they work to find recovery and healing from a complex mental illness. The community of eating disorder professionals is diverse, [...]
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Working in a Leadership Role While in Recovery: Is It Time to Step Down?

Woman thinking Stepping down from a leadership position to focus on eating disorder recovery is a brave and difficult choice to make. So, when do you know it’s time to step down and how should you do it? Making Recovery Your Priority Recovery and leadership can both be mentally and physically exhausting. It can be tough to [...]
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The Importance of Specialized Resources for Eating Disorder Professionals

College student in the library The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) recently conducted their annual conference as part of their mission to provide education and training standards to healthcare treatment providers in the eating disorder community. Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2017 iaedp Symposium touched on a variety of topics intended for the international and multidisciplinary group [...]
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Clinicians in Recovery: Identifying Burnout and Relapse Tendencies

Career woman Contributor: Amy M. Klimek, MA, LCPC, Director of Program Development, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Many individuals who have found healing and recovery from an eating disorder will feel compelled to give back to the community in some shape or form. A particular clinician or professional who supported recovery efforts during [...]
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