If you think you may have a problem, Merryl Bear, Director of the National Eating Disorders Information Centre (NEDIC) recommends asking yourself these questions:
How do these behaviours impact my life?
How do they help me?
How do they hurt me?
In looking at how they help me, is that true help?
Is there something more productive I can do in helping me achieve what I want to achieve?
Is it genuinely not interfering with my ability to live a full and engaged life?
If you need help, or know someone who may, please call or email Riverwalk Eating Disorders and Wellness Centres at (905) 886-6632 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the National Eating Disorder Information Centre.
The following is a very helpful, brief, overview which is suitable for physicians, family members and friends.
AED (Academy for Eating Disorders) Report 2012.
The following is an in-depth report for front line care providers.
Putting Eating Disorders on the Radar of Primary Care Providers, Assessment Tools, Guidelines, and Resources.
Tips for Addressing an Eating Disorder - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6RzP7DNrDo
Apr 27, 2012 Dr. Jennifer Hagman, Medical Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Children's Hospital Colorado gives tips for teachers and coaches to help a student with an eating disorder.
A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxEC8iyxVqk
In this webinar, Ahmed Boachie and Karin Jasper, experienced eating disorder specialists, discuss why the first step to combating an eating disorder is finding a common language with affected children. This webinar aims to help caregivers reach out to young people having difficulty cooperating with treatment through building a supportive and open relationship with young people suffering from eating disorders. Their fresh perspective appeals to mental health professionals and anybody else working in the field.
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