National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. What Our Children’s Eating Disorders Meant for Our Parenting

    ...    Our first ray of hope came in the form of professionals who understood the illness and its effects, not only on those ... very quickly that nourishing our daughters was now the medical professionals’ job. At times, we battled with the feelings of failure ...

  2. Finding The Right Treatment for Your Eating Disorder

    ... never spoken about your struggles before.  Treatment professionals understand that there may be things that you leave out in this ... nutrition counseling, supported meals, and group therapy.  Medical stability is required at this level of care. Partial ...

  3. Evaluation and Diagnosis

    ... for use in a nonemergency situation. If the situation is a medical or psychiatric emergency and the person is at risk of suicide or is ... and fluid intake LABORATORY TESTING FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS  You can share this list of eating disorder laboratory tests ...

  4. "I Felt Like I Had to Be Perfect in Every Way"

    ... and diagnosed with autism increases, it is vital that both professionals and recovery advocates include autistic voices in the ... with a very severe case of anorexia. I voluntarily took a medical leave of absence from school to focus on treatment. I did outpatient ...

  5. The Uniquely Dangerous Eating Disorder Symptom in Type 1 Diabetes

    ... rarely understood or recognized outside the T1DM patient and medical community. In fact, there is still a lack of awareness even inside of ... In addition, their experiences may help provide healthcare professionals with ideas about how to attempt to prevent eating disorders in ...

  6. We Need to Talk About Gender and Sexuality in the Doctor’s Office

    ... is oftentimes reinforced. Approximately 70% of medical school deans rate LGBTQ+ curriculum as fair, poor, or very poor. ... “fat broken arm syndrome,” Paine explained how medical professionals quickly attribute a patient’s poor health or complaints of pain ...

  7. Binge Eating Disorder to be Added to DSM-5

    ... publishing the fifth edition in May 2013.  As mental health professionals eagerly await the publication, those in the eating disorder ... critical to appropriate treatment and insurance coverage.  Medical professionals have the potential to become more sensitive to the needs ...

  8. Battling Anorexia – An Immigrant’s Perspective

    ... way back to normalcy, somehow finding the strength to finish medical school in the process? Would I have fallen prey to the disorder if I ... and in India, loyal friends, and incomparable health care professionals--who stood by me through the toughest of times to ease my path to ...

  9. Questions to Ask Treatment Providers

    ... approaches and tools do you use? What kind of medical information do you need? Will a medical evaluation be needed before ... the treatment? Who is the team leader? Which other professionals will you be collaborating with during the treatment? Is a ...

  10. Would I benefit from calling the NEDA Helpline?

    ... that can! 11. I am experiencing symptoms of a medical emergency (ex: passing out, abnormal heart rate, always cold). Would I ... medical doctor as soon as possible! Since we are not medical professionals, we are not trained to help with those symptoms. Please make sure ...

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