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From increases in depression and anxiety symptoms (Hawes et al., 2021) to rising rates of adolescent suicide attempts (Yard et al., 2021), youth experienced a plethora of adverse mental health effects as a result of the pandemic. Eating disorders were no exception. Treatment waitlists grew quickly (Nuffield Trust, 2022), and hotlines for organizations like the United States’ National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Canada’s National Eating Disorders Information Centre were flooded with requests for support (Martinson, 2020; Kindelan, 2020).

 

Delaware (July 27, 2022) – The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the NEDA Board of Directors. New board members include Jen Rionda, Executive with Morgan Stanley, Kristen Chin, Attorney with Aiken Gump, Maryam Khorasani, Attorney with the State Bar of California, Benjamin Lennon, Executive with RBC. 

 

When it comes to treating eating disorders, one of the most important steps is receiving a diagnosis. That diagnosis informs what type of treatment and what level of care (e.g., outpatient, day treatment, hospitalization) are needed to treat the current symptoms. One challenge, however, is that eating disorders often go undetected and people may struggle for years before receiving a diagnosis and specialty treatment.