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March 2, 2021  |  News

Treating Eating Disorders During a Pandemic and Beyond

Op-Ed By Dr. Stuart Koman March 1, 2021 For most of this year, COVID-19 has sequestered us in our homes, behind our computer screens, and into unfamiliar routines. It’s been a challenging time for everyone, but for people with eating disorders, it’s been a fertile ground for disordered thoughts and behaviors to reemerge or worsen. […]

February 26, 2021  |  News

Healthcare Experts Highlight National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

By Hector Molina February 25, 2021 CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – As part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, 22News spoke with a local resident and caregiver. Brimfield resident Miranda Snyder and a representative from Walden Behavioral Care in Dedham discussed the importance of speaking up and asking questions when it comes to addressing eating disorders. […]

February 25, 2021  |  News

Western Mass News: COVID-19 Restrictions Affecting Those With Body Image Disorders

By Kaylee Pugliese and Amanda Callahan February 24, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — COVID-19 safety regulations have affected those who struggle with body image in different ways. There are several impacts the pandemic has had on those dealing with an eating disorder or body dysmorphic disorder. It’s national eating disorder awareness week and experts said […]

February 25, 2021  |  News

WBUR: Checking In On Eating Disorders During A Pandemic

By Jamie Bologna and Tiziana Dearing February 24, 2021 One thing we’ve learned about the coronavirus is it often exacerbates what’s already hurting, whether that’s at the individual level or the systems level. One area of struggle that the isolation of social distancing and the stress of economic hardship makes worse is psychiatric illness. For […]

February 20, 2021  |  News

CBS46: Pandemic Sparking the Need for Eating Disorder Help

By Tracye Hutchins February 19, 2021 CBS46’s Tracye Hutchins explores the ways the pandemic has affected those suffering with eating disorders, and offers hope for better help for eating disorders during such a difficult time. Watch the full interview via CBS46 >>

December 19, 2020  |  News

Eating Disorders During the Pandemic

By Lisa Mullins December 18, 2020 When we feel stressed, we often find comfort in food. The pandemic has forced a lot of us to up-end our lives and has led many to feel isolated or desperate. And it’s become a breeding ground for people to develop eating disorders — or exacerbate old ones. Here […]

December 16, 2020  |  News

James Greenblatt on Eating Disorders in Increasingly Younger Patients

By Pamela Reynolds December 14, 2020 James Greenblatt, functional psychiatrist and chief medical officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, has noticed a disturbing trend in the patient population he sees. “We didn’t take 11- and 12-year-olds, five or 10 years ago,” he says. “They were much fewer, and they could be treated outpatient. […]

November 11, 2020  |  News

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 […]

October 22, 2020  |  News

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. […]

October 22, 2020  |  News

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 […]

March 12, 2018  |  News

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.

March 8, 2018  |  News

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.

March 5, 2018  |  News

Collection Of Brains From People With Eating Disorders To Be Launched At Harvard

Walden Behavioral Care is very excited to share that their non-profit affiliate, the Foundation for Education and Research in Eating Disorders (FREED), has partnered with the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (HBTRC) at McLean Hospital to launch the first and only national brain bank dedicated to the research of eating disorders.

February 27, 2018  |  News

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.

February 21, 2018  |  News

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.

December 6, 2017  |  News

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.

November 13, 2017  |  News

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.

November 13, 2017  |  News

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.