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Book shares women's journey in living with eating disorders

January 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new book in the Grief Diaries series serves as a support resource for patients dealing with an eating disorder.

Breaking the cycle: Sex addiction and eating disorders

January 3, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Sex addictions and eating disorders often feed into one another in a cyclical nature, and it’s on providers to deliver comprehensive, effective treatment.

Drug used for sleep disorders could have role in food addiction

December 14, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Researchers in England are theorizing that the drug modafinil could reduce impulsivity in individuals battling food addictions.

New Promises site will open eating disorders program

November 30, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Promises Scottsdale, formerly The Sundance Center, will open a primary eating disorders center for women in December.

Research will examine new intervention for avoidant food intake in children

October 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
One of three newly announced research awards from the National Eating Disorders Association will be used to study a novel family-based intervention for young children with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

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.


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