2012 News & Events

Walden expands in Worcester

Worcester Mag - October 2012

Worcester Mag October 2012 By Shuchi Mitra   While more than 100 UMass Memorial Health Care jobs have been eliminated in Worcester, Walden Behavioral…

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New Clinic in South Windsor Treats Eating Disorders

South Windsor Patch - September 2012

Jennifer Smith, the director of outpatient programs, said that the South Windsor clinic is Walden’s fourth satellite program and first of its kind in Connecticut. The South Windsor clinic offers several outpatient programs for adults and adolescents.

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An Illness of Secrecy

Healthcare News - March 2012

Many people never tell anyone they have an eating disorder, but keeping it a secret can have serious consequences.

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Living with Eating Disorders

Western Mass Women Magazine - March 2012

The nation was shocked by the sudden death of Karen Carpenter in February 1983. She was 32 years young, beautiful and talented with such promise, but she also had a painful secret that ultimately stole her life.

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‘Everybody knows somebody': College students affected by eating disorders

The Massachusetts Collegian - March 2012

“Everybody knows somebody” is the National Eating Disorder Association’s slogan for National Eating Disorders Awareness week, which ran earlier this month. It’s a slogan that rings true for students as one in five college students are said to suffer from some type of an eating disorder, according to eating disorder service provider Walden Behavioral Care.

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Walden Hosts Conference for Assessing and Treating Binge Eating Disorders

Healthcare News - February 2012

Binge Eating Disorder is the most common eating disorder, affecting approximately 2 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The institute found that one in five young women report that they have had binge-eating problems, while men account for about 40% of binge-eating disorder cases.

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Binge Eating Disorder Rates Climb on College Campuses

The Sophian - February 2012

Termed the “new” eating disorder, binge eating has risen in prevalence over the past couple of years, quickly becoming the most common eating disorder among the general population. College students in particular are disproportionally affected by binge eating disorder.

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Walden Opens New Eating Disorder Clinic in Braintree

The Patriot Ledger - January 2012

When Stuart Koman launched a for-profit venture to take over a psychiatric unit at Waltham Hospital eight years ago in the wake of the hospital’s closing, he was unsure how much demand there would be for his new firm’s services.

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