Don’t ‘watch and wait’ – ANZAED’s message

By Beth Shelton, President, Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Eating disorders affect more than 3 million Australians and 400,000 New Zealanders of all genders, ages, nationalities, abilities, sizes, and racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. These serious, treatable illnesses result from a complex interplay of genetics, biology and…

Denmark ED society strives to meet objectives

By Laura Winkler and Ulla Moslet, Denmark The Danish Society for Eating Disorders was founded in 1998 and currently consists of 150 members. The mission of the society is to develop and systematize the knowledge about and improve the treatment methods for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorder and co-morbid…

Call to policymakers to include eating disorders on mental health agenda – the United States perspective

By Rachel Presskreischer, MS, LMSW, USA The US mental health policy agenda is dominated by issues of gun safety/gun rights, and the shortage of available psychiatric services around the country. Generally, the mental illnesses addressed in these discussions are; psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder; bipolar disorder; and major depressive…

Share Your Truth, Share the Nine Truths

By Jenni Schaefer, USA One thing is for sure: Ed (aka “eating disorder”) wants to silence you. He might say that your voice doesn’t matter, that you can’t possibly make a difference. But, no surprise here, he is lying—again. The truth is that we need your voice added to the…

Gap in Services a Major Issue in Hong Kong

By Daisy Wu, Hong Kong Eating Disorders Association, Hong Kong Hong Kong is a well-developed city which provides relatively well developed healthcare system to guard the basic needs of citizen. The recurrent expenditure on medical and health in 2016-17 is $57 billion, accounting for 16.5 per cent of the recurrent…

一目でわかりますか?

文: 井口(いぐち) 萌娜(もな) BS-Honors, MS 皆さんは、この写真の女性を見て、「あぁ、摂食障害持ちだろうなぁ」と一目でわかりますか? ほぼ100%の人が、「いいえ」と答えるでしょう。 彼女の保険会社も、救急車の隊員も、例外ではありませんでした。 でも、不思議ではありませんよね。 彼女、心身ともに健康で、幸せそうに見えませんか?(この写真が、膝を怪我した時に訪れた、救急病院で撮られた、ということを除いては!) (more…)

Will AN25K become a reality?

By Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, Sweden/USA Several years ago in Porto at the meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society, in a moment of extreme optimism, I challenged the eating disorders field to catch up to our collaborators in other areas of psychiatric genomics and collect 25,000 DNA samples from individuals…

My Privilege to Serve and Support Recovery

By Kathy Cortese, LCSW, ACSW, CEDS, USA It was 1989, when I first encountered the formal world of Eating Disorders. I was a clinical social work intern on a psychiatric hospital’s eating disorder unit in the United States. The realities of the lives of these individuals and their families and loved…
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