Binge Eating Disorder

Understanding, Treating and Coping with Binge Eating Disorder

By: 
Chevese Turner, Founder, President & CEO, BEDA

In collaboration with the Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative and special guest Chevese Turner, President, Founder and CEO of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), NEDA hosted the Beyond Hunger: Understanding, Treating & Coping with Binge Eating Disorder conference in honor of NEDAwareness Week 2016.

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Beyond Hunger: Struggling with Binge Eating Disorder

By: 
Dana Fierstein, RD, CDN

Have you ever felt so full, yet you couldn’t stop eating? Do you often eat in secret because you are ashamed to eat in front of people? Do you feel unworthy or unlovable, and use food to comfort yourself in spite of your adamant commitment to weight loss?

If you or someone you know experiences this ongoing torment, you (they) may be struggling with binge eating disorder .

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Youth Creating Change: ED Advocacy and Body Positivity

By: 
Maggi Flaherty, Director of Communications & Digital Engagement

This twitter chat focused on young people making change in their communities: spreading awareness, advocating to fight eating disorders, and promoting body positivity. Participants on the chat also explored media activism and self-care.

Missed the February 25, 2015 Twitter Chat about youth activism? Check out the transcript below:

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A Slippery Slope: Identifying Disordered Behaviors Before They Go Too Far

By: 
Maggi Flaherty, Director of Communications & Digital Engagement

Disordered eating and dangerous weight-loss behaviors have unfortunately become normalized in our culture. Dieting, “clean eating” and compulsive exercise are often precursors to full-blown eating disorders. This discussion will shed light on how our understanding of "health" has gotten so warped and what we can do to reclaim a more balanced perspective. Stacey Rosenfeld, Ph.D., CGP, @drstaceyla; Cristin Runfola, PhD, @crunfola; Jenni Schaefer, Author and NEDA Ambassador, @JenniSchaefer were featured in this important discussion.

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What All Medical Professionals Should Know About Eating Disorders

By: 
Angela Guarda, MD - Director, Eating Disorders Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating disorder affect up to 5% of young women, are associated with high use of medical resources, but often go unrecognized in medical settings. Men with eating disorders are even more likely to elude detection. All physicians should be alert to signs and symptoms of these relatively common behavioral disorders. Most cases respond to specialist treatment, although rates of medical morbidity, functional impairment and mortality are high, especially for anorexia nervosa, which has the highest mortality of any psychiatric condition.

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ActiveEDs: What Athletes, Coaches and Trainers Need to Know About Eating Disorders

By: 
Maggi Flaherty, Directors of Communications & Digital Engagement

Athletes are at a heightened risk for developing eating disorders. This raises awareness about the unique challenges this population faces and offer tools and advice for athletes,coaches and other fitness professionals.

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Shining a Light on Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.) in Adults

By: 
Lynn Grefe, President & CEO

NEDA has long been involved in supporting patients with a range of eating disorders. However, one area that has received less attention in the past is Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.). B.E.D. affects an estimated 2.8 million US adults, based on a national survey, and is more prevalent than anorexia and bulimia combined. [1,2] *

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Jenni Schaefer: Passing the Recovery Baton

By: 
Maggi Flaherty, Director of Communications & Digital Engagement

Family members play an integral role in supporting their love one's recovery. During the Friends & Family Kick-Off Dinner to open the NEDA Conference last week in San Antonio, TX, this idea was thoroughly explored through a "Friends & Family" panel discussion.

The event was emceed Thomas P. Britton, DrPH, LPC, LCAS, ACS, CCS  from CRC Health Group and the panel was moderated by NEDA Ambassador and author, Jenni Schaefer, and featured individuals in support and treatment roles:

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Actually, Telling Your Child She (or He) is Fat is Not the Best Thing Ever

By: 
Maggi Flaherty, Communications Manager

This week, Time published an online article entitled in its “Ideas” section, “My Mother Told Me I Was Fat, and It Was the Best Thing Ever” in which author Charlotte Alter recounts a conversation her mom had with her at the age of twelve about losing weight.

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The Voice in Your Head

By: 
Lois Metzger

About ten years ago, I got intensely interested in the complex world of eating disorders after reading a newspaper article about a teenage boy with anorexia—which shocked me, because I’d had no idea boys or men could even get eating disorders.  Of course, this was only my first shock.

I dove into the subject and read everything I could get my hands on—novels, nonfiction books, articles; I watched personal accounts on YouTube, and met with doctors and their former patients.  What I found was something that kept coming up again and again:

The voice in your head.

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