National Eating Disorders Association

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. #NEDA2014 Conference Recap – Day Two!

    ... M.D. , and Evelyn Attia, M.D. , of Columbia University Medical Center, with the proposal titled, "Changing Habits in Anorexia ... the panel reminded us that there are many people, both professionals and those who have been personally affected, who are exploring ...

  4. 7 Ways to Make Recovery Communities More Trans Affirming

    ... needs like employment, housing, public restroom access, and medical care.  Allies must not remain silent as these injustices occur. As ... they are often ignored or stigmatized by the very professionals meant to serve them. If you are a treatment professional, how ...

  5. Selecting a Treatment Center

    ... to traveling to the treatment center: what are your specific medical criteria for admission and will you talk with my insurance company ... criteria for each level mentioned.  What types of professionals participate on the care team and what is each person’s role?  ...

  6. Balancing Motherhood and Self-Care

    ... struggle are fully validated.   Recently, more health professionals have become aware of the prevalence, as well as the unique ... disorders were not on anyone’s radar, neither that of medical professionals nor the general public. Stigma and a scarcity of ...

  7. You Deserve to Live: Why I'm So Grateful I Did Not End My Life

    ... or addiction, be honest with yourself, your loved ones, and medical professionals. Seek help.  If you love someone who suffers from an eating ...

  8. Bridging the Care Between Eating Disorders and Sexual Violence

    ... learn from one another as helpers. Consider connecting with professionals in your area to talk through what you’re seeing as healing ... child advocate, counselor, prevention educator, and medical and legal advocate, Ali has been involved in the movement to end sexual ...

  9. Statistics & Research on Eating Disorders

    ... relationship with exercise. A study involving fitness professionals revealed that 100% of the participants believed that they would ... disorders are associated with some of the highest levels of medical and social disability of any psychiatric disorder. APA Practice ...

  10. Shattering 5 Common Eating Disorder Myths

    ... afflicted by an eating disorder will die prematurely due to medical complications or suicide. Purging is a common symptom of eating ... that promotes collaboration between patients and the health professionals involved in their care. Understanding Eating ...

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