National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. Busting the Myths About Eating Disorders

    ... Eating disorders are not a choice. They are complex medical and psychiatric illnesses that patients don’t choose. They are ... can be a long process and requires a qualified team of professionals and the love and support of family and friends.  Learn more ...

  2. Providing Better Care for Transgender and Non-Binary Patients

    ... we have learned and suggestions for steps eating disorders professionals can take to begin to provide better care for transgender and ... in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is an adolescent medicine physician who works clinically ...

  3. Light Through the Clouds: Finding the Meaning of True Health and Happiness

    ... still an adolescent living in their home, they made me seek medical attention. That was the reality check I apparently needed. When a ... to live the life that I deserved. I reached out to the professionals, because I WANTED to change. In order to have a successful ...

  4. How to Find Help During the Holidays

    ... Click-to-Chat NEDA offers other ways of connecting with professionals. If you would rather not use the phone, Click-to-Chat ... 4. Your Support Network This can mean many things: your medical team, your therapist, your family, a teacher, or a friend. Challenging ...

  5. It’s Time to Talk About ARFID

    ... share our experiences and concerns with family, friends, and medical experts, though our explanations and observations were often dismissed. ...   We still continue to explain the disorder and refer professionals and anyone else to look up the name and condition, accept it as ...

  6. Zayn Malik Bravely Reveals His Struggle with an Eating Disorder

    ... are ashamed to seek help for a “girls' disease” and even medical professionals often miss the warning signs of an eating disorder, simply ...

  7. Stick Figures are Just Stereotypes

    ... I was able to stay just above that line.  It's unjust that medical professionals let me fall through those cracks for so many years, and I see ...

  8. Raising Resilient Kids in a Fat Shaming World

    ... hear being called names because of their body size. The medical professional who says, “you’d better watch your weight.” The ... came up at an all-day training I offered to mental health professionals on the treatment of binge eating disorder. A participant raised ...

  9. Professional Ballerina Colleen Werner Wants to Create a Body-Positive Dance World

    ... indicator of health, and most dance teachers aren't trained medical professionals. So many dance teachers focus heavily on weight, and this can ...

  10. Laxative Abuse

    ... and, in extreme cases, death. Dehydration often requires medical treatment. Laxative dependency occurs from overuse, and can cause ... laxative abuse requires working with a team of health professionals who have expertise in treating eating disorders, including a ...

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