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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.

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.”

October 19, 2017  |  News

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?

July 15, 2017  |  News

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.

April 18, 2017  |  News

Movers & Shakers for April 16, 2017

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.

April 7, 2017  |  News

Local health leaders work on trauma education endeavor

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

March 21, 2017  |  News

New Point of View: Athletes & Eating Disorders

The latest research indicates that athletes with eating disorders should not be treated the same as the general population. In response, a clinic in Massachusetts has developed a unique, athlete-specific program.

March 17, 2017  |  News

How Should Gyms Handle Exercise Addicts?

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.

March 10, 2017  |  News

Walden Behavioral Care Names New Braintree Clinic Program Director

Braintree Patch March 2017 Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, which provides a full system of specialized care for individuals and families impacted by all types of eating disorders, announced Kimberly Wick, LMHC as the new program director for its Braintree clinic, 150 Grossman Drive, Suite 404. Wick will oversee the clinic’s various levels of treatment programming, […]

March 9, 2017  |  News

National Eating Disorders Week Raise Awareness of Illnesses

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.

March 3, 2017  |  News

Extreme form of picky eating is a disorder on the rise

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 13, 2017  |  News

Waltham’s Walden Behavioral Care Expands

Walden Behavioral Care has been making news – good news, to be specific. This month, the Waltham-based company purchased the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders and in December opened a treatment clinic in Milford.

February 9, 2017  |  News

Walden Behavioral Care Acquires Atlanta Provider

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.

January 23, 2017  |  News

Laura Roias Discusses Opening of Milford, MA Clinic

“We try to involve families as much as possible in the treatment process,” according to program director Laura Roias. “That’s one of the reasons for Walden locating in the local community with offices like Milford.

January 23, 2017  |  News

One on One: Stuart Koman, president and CEO, Walden Behavioral Care

Worcester Telegram & Gazette January 2017 Stuart Koman first founded Walden Behavioral Care in 2003, after the Waltham Hospital closed. He felt that the hospital’s mental and behavioral programs were important and needed to be saved. The program has an education and research center and two main units – a general acute psychiatric program with […]

January 17, 2017  |  News

Taking Picky Eating to the Extreme

At age 12, after Brendan started showing signs of malnourishment, the family took him to Walden Behavioral Care, an eating disorder treatment center in Waltham, Mass., where he was given a diagnosis of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID.

December 9, 2016  |  News

Walden opens Milford eating disorder treatment clinic

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).