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.
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Trinity College’s Science for the Greater Good series, now in its fifth year, recently welcomed its latest alumnus speaker, Stuart Koman ’76, the founding president and CEO of Waltham, Massachusetts-based Walden Behavioral Care, Inc.
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.”
A second residential treatment center for eating disorders is set to open in Dunwoody in early November; this time in the Dunwoody North area.
Laura Roias, LICSW, CEDS, from Walden Behavioral Care, confirms raising sons with positive body images it isn’t a simple task. She suggests these ways to boost body positivity among boys
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.
In the newly created role, Craigen will oversee the clinical direction of Walden’s dedicated binge eating disorder programming, one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment programs for adults struggling with binge eating disorder, emotional eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction and related conditions.
Walking out of the Garden Cinema, Fiona LaRosa-Waters thought to herself: How can I bring this back to my work? The community relations specialist for Walden Behavioral Care, a center in Amherst that treats eating disorders, came back to her office and let her colleagues know what she had learned at the movie theater Wednesday morning
Beyond these glaring flaws, the most dangerous aspect of the 5:2 Diet is its encouragement of disordered eating.
“How do you stay so confident?” It’s a question most body-positive activists are asked — and it is a fair one. After all, the movement is bombarded by photos of folks who flaunt their rolls and cellulite without the slightest bit of perceived struggle.
Compulsive exercise can be tricky to sniff out, given that few people consider exercise a bad thing. In fitness facilities, where more exercise is often assumed to be better, few people are even attuned to the fact that too much physical activity may be dangerous. As a result, they may interpret hallmarks of excessive exercise as signs of prowess or achievement – something to emulate, rather than worry about.
It affects the lives of 30 million Americans, encompassing all age groups, genders, races and socio-economic groups. Yet eating disorders – anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating and other specified feeding and eating disorder behaviors – are among the least discussed forms of mental illness.
New England Psychologist’s Catherine Robertson Souter spoke with Renee Nelson, Psy.D, clinical director of child and adolescent services at Walden Behavioral Care, which provides eating disorder treatment at sites through Massachusetts and Connecticut, about the diagnosis and the increase in children she has seen dealing with ARFID.
February 26 through March 4 marks National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, a national movement shining the spotlight on eating disorders and placing life-saving resources into the hands of those in need.
Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, has acquired the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders (ACE) of Dunwoody, Georgia, expanding its portfolio outside of the New England area.
Walden Behavioral Care, an eating disorder treatment provider with operations in Central Massachusetts, has acquired an Atlanta company specializing in the same area of medicine, expanding Walden’s footprint beyond New England.
Walden Behavioral Care, New England’s leading provider of treatment for eating disorders, has opened its newest clinic in Milford, Mass. The 1,000-square-foot facility provides intensive outpatient treatment for children, adolescents, adults and families facing anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other specific feeding or eating disorders (OSFED).
Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, New England’s leading provider of treatment for eating disorders, announced the opening of its newest clinic at 229 E. Main St in Milford, Mass.
Residential schools are designed to provide therapy and education for students with a range of behavioral and emotional issues as well as learning, psychological and psychiatric disorders. In the past, many of these schools also addressed eating disorders, but treatment for this condition appears to be moving away from the residential school setting.
As eating disorders and obesity have become major public health issues, the conference focuses on new knowledge, tools and strategies for eating disorders. These include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and bariatric surgery.
A metabolic assessment is rarely integrated into a psychiatric evaluation. Many mental health professionals and psychiatrists are only beginning to understand how important nutrition may be for optimal brain function and mental health.
Two years ago, I caught a glimpse of my 12-year-old daughter as she dashed past me on her way outside to workout. Wearing a tank top and shorts, she looked alarmingly long and lean. I asked my husband if he thought she looked thin and he replied, “Of course not, she has just grown taller.”
Michelle was struggling emotionally when her issues with food began. Just 10 years old, her twin sister was battling cancer. Michelle felt like she couldn’t control anything, except her caloric intake. When she was 14, the Hartford-area girl lost an alarming amount of weight, dropping to 96 pounds.
Michelle, who requested her last name be withheld, was struggling emotionally when her issues with food began. Just 10 years old, her twin sister was battling cancer. Michelle felt like she couldn’t control anything, except her caloric intake.
“In my practice treating hospitalized adolescents for severe depression and eating disorders, cyberbullying has become a more common precipitant of the downward spiral of self-injury and suicidal thoughts,” Dr Greenblatt told TechNewsWorld. “Parents are often unaware of the extent and duration of the bullying until the suicide attempt.”
Healthcare providers, community leaders and others celebrated the opening of the Walden Eating Disorders Center at Rockville Hospital, the first dedicated inpatient unit for treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders in Connecticut, during an open house Thursday night.
For many people, mealtimes are not always about the food. Maybe you’re talking with a family member or a date, maybe you’re absorbed in an episode of your favorite TV show, or maybe you’re just scarfing something down at your desk at work.
Family-based therapy for eating disorders is one of the most productive forms of treatment for adolescents, particularly those with anorexia nervosa, as well as various forms of bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and extremely picky eating.
College kids may be bringing home with them something more surprising than a tattoo. They may be homeward bound with an eating disorder that could have started earlier in high school, but resurfaced or worsened in college or one that never existed until they set foot on campus.