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Article ID: 703841

Academy for Eating Disorders Patient-Carer Committee becomes the Experts by Experience Committee

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The AED Patient-Carer Committee changed its name to Experts by Experience to better reflect the composition of its members.

Released:
4-Dec-2018 12:45 PM EST

Article ID: 702043

AED Applauds SAMHSA for Its Grant to Create a Training Center for Eating Disorder-Related Education in the Community

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

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

Released:
16-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 692001

AED Announces 2018 ICED Awardees

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

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.

Released:
3-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 691303

What’s the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Eating Disorders? Find out at the International Conference on Eating Disorders

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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.

Released:
20-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 690921

Extending the Reach of Treatment and Prevention Approaches for Eating Disorders

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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

Released:
13-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 690573

Recovery From an Eating Disorder: How Do We Define It? What Does It Look Like? And Should It Always Be the Focus?

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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.

Released:
6-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 685780

Finding the Right Words to Say: AED Releases Infographic on Using Sensitive and Medically Appropriate Language in the Eating Disorders Community

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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.”

Released:
28-Nov-2017 7:45 AM EST

Article ID: 684742

The Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for a Universal Ban on Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight

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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).

Released:
17-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 684175

65 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge CDC To Include Eating Disorders within National Surveillance Systems

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

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.

Released:
30-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 675798

AED Celebrates the Work of the Eating Disorders Coalition in Obtaining Eligibility for Research Funding for Eating Disorders to Help Military Service Members and Families

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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.

Released:
6-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT

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