AED Announces 2020 ICED Awards and HonoreesAcademy for Eating Disorders (AED)
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce its 2020 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) awardees.
AED commends the Kentucky Senate and House and Governor Andy Beshear for passing a Bill that established the Kentucky Eating Disorders Council with the goal of raising awareness, providing education, and improving access to care for all Kentuckians with eating disorders.
The AED announces its 2020 Class of Fellows
The Academy for Eating Disorders has published a new document for their Nine Truths program on weight and eating disorders.
To Combat A Deadly Mental Health Illness, Researchers, Clinicians, and Thought Leaders from Around the Globe are Gathering in London at the Academy for Eating Disorders European Chapter conference with the Faculty of Eating Disorders of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
AED and STRIPED Team Up with Deloitte to Conduct a Comprehensive US Economic Impact Study
This this report represents an important opportunity to address better training among physicians around eating disorders.
AED President Dr. S. Bryn Austin responds to WW Kurbo app in honor of Weight Stigma Week
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) supports the introduction of the Nutrition Counseling Aiding Recovery for Eating Disorders (CARE) Act that was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress.
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and National Association for Males with Eating Disorders Respond to the Media Coverage of Restrictive Diets as ‘Biohacking’
Academy for Eating Disorders Announces 2019 Class of Fellows
The Treatment Plenary at the International Conference on Eating Disorders to address the evidence for short-term treatments for eating disorders
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) recently issued a position statement on considering the risk of eating disorders and associated problems when evaluating the risks of human research participation.
ICED Sociocultural Plenary to address eating disorders in the LGBTQ+ community
The Academy for Eating Disorders announces its annual International Conference on Eating Disorders, taking place March 14 - 16, 2019 in New York, NY
Call to include Eating Disorders in the NIH Nutrition Research Task Force Strategic Plan
The AED Patient-Carer Committee changed its name to Experts by Experience to better reflect the composition of its members.
On September 21, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), led by Christine M. Peat, Ph.D., with a grant for $3.75 million over five years to develop a training center for eating disorder-related education in the community. Dr. Peat is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce its 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) awardees. Each year, AED presents a number of awards, fellowships, grants, scholarships, and confers AED Fellow honors during its Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony, held this year at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile on Saturday, April 21, 2018, beginning at 7:45AM.
Eating disorders affect individuals worldwide, can be lethal, and represent an enormous cost in healthcare treatment and lost productivity. Scientists are beginning to understand how the gut microbiome—the bacteria that reside in the gastrointestinal tract—play a role in the development and treatment of eating disorders. The 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), hosted by the Academy for Eating Disorders April 19-21, 2018, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, will address this important issue.
Eating disorders are serious illnesses with the highest mortality rate of all psychological disorders. Although it’s commonly believed they affect only young women, eating disorders actually affect all genders, ages, weights, and ethnicities. Traditionally, treatment for eating disorders has emphasized care by psychologists, physicians, and other health care providers. Unfortunately, however, most of those with eating disorders receive no treatment
People who have eating disorders, their loved ones, and their health care providers usually see “recovery” as the end goal of treatment. However, it’s not clear how to best define recovery from an eating disorder.
In an effort to reduce the stigma associated with eating disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) recently released an infographic based on an article written by multiple current or former editors and associate editors of the International Journal of Eating Disorders (IJED), “Speaking of That: Terms to Avoid or Reconsider in the Eating Disorders Field.”
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has joined with a coalition of associations in an appeal to the Massachusetts legislature to request their support of An Act Making Discrimination Based on Height and Weight Unlawful (Massachusetts H.952).
Last week, 65 bipartisan Members of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives sent letters to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) urging the re-inclusion and inclusion of eating disorders surveillance questions within the CDC national surveillance systems.
After months of negotiations and two Continuing Resolutions, Congress reached an agreement to fund the federal government's FY 2017 budget on May 5th. This budget package represents the first time that Congress permitted federal research funding to help our military members and their families affected by eating disorders.
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce the release of the World Eating Disorder Healthcare Rights, an important document developed by the AED’s Patient/Carer Committee in an effort to promote excellence in eating disorders care by leveraging patient, carer, and professional partnerships.
The Academy for Eating Disorders applauds the stance taken by France to rein in fashion industry pressures on professional models to be extremely thin as a condition of employment.
International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Bring Together Food, Weight, and Eating Science to Share Diverse Perspectives and Common Goals
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) adds its voice to the serious concerns raised by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and other major health care organizations about the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The proposed replacement bill threatens to aggravate the already difficult environment for obtaining care for individuals with eating disorders and other mental illnesses.
New International Study Paves the Way for Better Understanding of Diagnostic Categories of Eating Disorders in Children
The Academy for Eating Disorders announces that its 2017 International Conference on Eating Disorders, which is being held in Prague, Czech Republic, will embrace diverse perspectives in treatment, prevention and research.
The Academy for Eating Disorders Advocates for Early Intervention and Specialized Care for Eating Disorders Treatment in Response to Morristown, NJ Ruling
The AED Applauds the U.S. Congress for Passing the First-Ever Eating Disorders Legislation
In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) released “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here's what they sound like across the globe!
Reston, VA (September 20, 2016) Results from a new study reveal that binge-eating disorder (BED) is associated with increased risk of multiple medical comorbidities.
Reston, VA (Agosto 22, 2016) Los resultados de un nuevo estudio revelan que el trastorno por atracón (TpA) está asociado con un riesgo incrementado de múltiples comorbilidades médicas.
Reston, VA, Julio 8, 2016 – Una mejora potencial de los problemas de salud mental que van desde los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria al suicidio se ha convertido más esperanzadora y con mayores posibilidades de lo que era hace sólo unos días. La Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos ha aprobado la Ley histórica de Ayudando Familias en Crisis de Salud Mental de 2015 (HR 2646) – un proyecto de ley que significa un paso hacia adelante en el movimiento de la salud mental.
Reston, VA, July 8, 2016 – Potential improvement in mental health issues ranging from eating disorders to suicide has become more hopeful and more possible than it was just days ago. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the historic Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (HR 2646) – a bill that signifies forward movement in mental health.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved an obesity treatment device, AspireAssist. The device, which consists of a tube placed inside the user’s stomach and connected to a pump, is designed to encourage the patient to drain a portion of the content after every meal in order to assist with weight loss—essentially enabling purging. Some have called it a mechanized form of the eating disorder, bulimia nervosa.
Reston, VA, Julio 5, 2016 – La Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de los Estados Unidos recientemente aprobó un dispositivo para el tratamiento de la obesidad, el AspireAssist. Este dispositivo, que consiste en un tubo que es colocado dentro del estómago y conectado a una bomba, está diseñado para alentar al paciente a drenar una porción del contenido del estómago después de cada comida para ayudarlo a perder peso – esencialmente permitiendo la purgación. Algunos han llamado a esto una forma mecanizada del trastorno de la conducta alimentaria, bulimia nervosa.
The Stars of the Upcoming Feature Film "To The Bone" Including Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves and Retta, Star in the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders, a public service announcement based on a document developed by the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) to clarify public understanding of and dispel the many myths about eating disorders.
Keanu Reeves y el elenco de To the Bone estelarizan las Nueve Realidades Acerca de los Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria, un anuncio de servicio público basado en un documento desarrollado por la Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) para aclarar al público el entendimiento de y disipar mitos acerca de los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria.
Reston, VA. April 13, 2016. Eating disorders know no boundaries. They affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses. To assist the professional community in learning more about how to treat diverse individuals with eating disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders will host the 2016 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) May 5-7 2016 in San Francisco, California.
Reston, VA. March 23, 2016. Los trastornos de la alimentación no conocen fronteras. Afectan a personas de todas las edades, sexos, culturas, formas y pesos, orientación sexual, y clase social. Para ayudar a la comunidad profesional a aprender más acerca de cómo tratar diversos individuos con trastornos de la conducta alimentaria, la Academy of Eating Disorders patrocinará el Congreso Internacional de Trastornos de la Conducta Alimentaria que se llevará a cabo del 5-7 de Mayo, 2016 en San Francisco, California.
Reston, VA, March 9, 2016. The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)--a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention—is highlighting the issue of social justice and inclusion at its annual International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), May 5th-7th 2016 in San Francisco, CA.
Reston, VA, February 24, 2015. Eating disorders can be lethal, cost millions of dollars to treat annually, and affect individuals across the globe. The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention--has announced their keynote speaker for the annual International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), May 5-7, 2016, in San Francisco, CA.
The Joint Commission (TJC) has agreed to add several new requirements to its accreditation review of behavioral health care organizations providing treatment for individuals with eating disorders and their families.
Results from a newly published study indicate that individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of death compared to the general population. Investigators found that individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) had a five times higher mortality rate than their same age peers