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Walden featured on Wicked Local

By Wicked Local staff writer November 10, 2020 DEDHAM, Mass Walden Behavioral Care recently opened a 24-hour inpatient and residential care facility for people with eating disorders in Dedham. “Our administration believes in the importance of behavioral health and is working to promote these services within our system,” said Gov. Charlie Baker. “Walden Behavioral Care’s […]

Walden featured on Western Mass News

“Mass. center offering virtual support and programs for eating disorders” By Ryan Trowbridge and Sabrina Reilley October 21, 2020 BRIMFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — A new treatment center opened Wednesday in Massachusetts to help people overcome eating disorders. It’s a health issue that has been growing across the nation and has only gotten worse in 2020. […]

Walden featured on WBUR All Things Considered

“Nation’s Largest Eating Disorder Treatment Facility Opens In Dedham Amid Pandemic-Fueled Rise In Cases” By Lisa Mullins and Lynn Jolicoeur October 21, 2020 When the pandemic sent Miranda Snyder home from her Maine college in March, she felt herself heading down a familiar and dangerous path. “I just completely lost a sense of what I […]

Eating Disorder Clinic Opens in Hyannis

Walden Behavioral Care has opened an intensive outpatient eating disorders clinic on Barnstable Road that officials with the Waltham-based chain say is the first of its kind on Cape Cod.

First National Eating Disorders Brain Bank Launched

Observing a need to help determine causes and impact of eating disorders and advance treatment approaches, the Our non-profit affiliate, Foundation for Research and Education in Eating Disorders (FREED) and the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital have established the first and only national brain bank dedicated to research in eating disorders.

Adam Rippon Opens Up About Starving Himself for a Figure Skater’s Body

“Athletes are at 2 to 3 times increased risk for developing an eating disorder compared to nonathletes,” said Paula A. Quatromoni, DSc, RD, the chair of health sciences at Boston University who helped create GOALS, an eating disorder treatment program for competitive athletes at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA.

How Eating Disorders Can Affect Young Athletes

The 2018 Games are producing dazzling displays of athleticism, but they’re also a reminder that many young athletes at all levels of their sport grapple with eating disorders. Several high-profile Olympic athletes, such as U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon and Canadian figure skater Gabrielle Daleman, have recently spoken publicly about their struggles with an eating disorder.

Is It Picky Eating or Something More Serious?

As some parents can attest, “picky eating” is extremely common among children of all ages. For some, however, picky eating might not be just a phase — it may actually represent symptoms of a more serious problem.

Weight-based bullying can lead to psychological distress

Fashion magazines, television shows, movies and other media have promoted the idea that “thin is in” for decades. While there has been a slight shift in thinking recently, bias against larger individuals continues to be an issue that can have medical and psychological consequences.

Walden Tackles LGBTQ Eating Disorders

The statistics for eating disorders in the LGBTQ community are unsettling. That’s where places like Walden Behavioral Care come in. With facilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Georgia, they have specific treatment programs for the LGBTQ community with eating disorders.

New Haven College Hosts Program on Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are centered around negative body images. But artistic images, generated by those who suffer from eating disorders, can have a healing power. That was the message delivered Friday night at Albertus Magnus College, which hosted a program and art exhibition on “The Images of Eating Disorders.”

Disordered Eating And Exercising: What You Need To Know

Do you head out for a run or go to the gym maybe two or three times a day? Do you restrict your calories? Do you avoid social situations because you don’t want people to know what your eating habits are? Do you feel isolated because the only thing you make time for in your social calendar is exercise?

After ‘To the Bone’: How Hollywood should change its portrayal of eating disorders

Netflix’s new film To the Bone tells two stories. The first one, about the central character’s near-fatal struggle with anorexia, is what the filmmaker intended to share with her audience. ‘To the Bone’ lacks the courage to tackle anorexia in a meaningful way. The second story is about the missed opportunities, omissions, and tropes that remind a skeptical viewer just how much Hollywood needs to rethink the way it portrays eating disorders in film and television.