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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 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 […]

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. […]

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 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.

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.

October 30, 2017  |  News

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.”