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Eating disorders forum identifies many culprits for lack of treatment

October 21, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Harvard forum on public health aspects of eating disorders cited lack of medical training and insufficient insurance coverage among the reasons for inadequate prevention and treatment services.

Fears around transition to adolescence plague youngest eating disorder patients

August 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The medical director of a Missouri organization that has established a pre-teen track for eating disorder treatment shares several observations about special challenges for this population.

Accrediting body offers more detail on eating disorders standards

August 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Joint Commission has released a report offering more evidence of the need for the eating disorders standards for accreditation that it introduced in January.

New venture north of Chicago will first target troubled adolescents

June 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Kimberly Dennis, MD, a past recipient of an Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinician Award, is transitioning to establishment of an outpatient continuum in her home community of Highland Park, Ill.

Eating disorders center establishes pre-teen unit

May 19, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers says around one-third of its patients report onset of an eating disorder before age 12.

Treatment organization drives launch of day to celebrate recovery from eating disorders

April 29, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Organizers of the first Eating Recovery Day (May 3) are encouraging the sharing of inspirational stories of recovery.

Funding for N.Y. eating disorders centers receives boost

April 26, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Advocates for comprehensive treatment for eating disorders have praised a reversal of a funding trend for regional centers in New York state.

Researchers progress with groundbreaking anorexia study

April 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) is believed to be the largest and most rigorous genetic investigation of eating disorders in history.

Mackenzie Phillips hired as counselor at Los Angeles center

March 16, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Actress and recovery advocate Mackenzie Phillips has joined the clinical staff at Breathe Life Healing Centers in Southern California.

Organization treating eating disorders and excessive exercise will launch San Diego site

February 25, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Monte Nido Holdings will officially rebrand the former Eating Disorder Center of San Diego on March 1, offering a variety of outpatient services.

Dynamics differ for older women with eating disorders

February 23, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Only recently recognized as a subgroup with a significant presence of eating disorder symptoms, the adult female population can easily escape notice and go untreated.

CASA probes complexities of symptoms indicating possible food addiction

February 2, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Extending its focus beyond alcohol and drug addiction, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) has issued a report summarizing the latest knowledge regarding eating behaviors that closely resemble addictions.


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