Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, one of the country’s leading hospitals for treating eating disorders, announced today that Stephen E. Reider, R.N. of Jaffrey, N.H., has been named Director of Nursing and Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services.
2013 News & Events
Approximately two million Americans struggle with binge-eating disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The NIMH found that one in five young women report that they have struggled with binge eating, while males account for about 40% of those who report binge-eating behavior.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are considered overweight or obese, a condition that can lead to asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes and other physical illnesses.
A 2010 graduate of Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Sociology, Kathryn Clover always knew that she wanted a future in social work. Yet it was at Simmons that Clover realized her specialized interest in working with adults and adolescents with eating disorders.
This past Thursday, October 31, Bentley University professionals and leaders in their respective fields gathered to impart knowledge and wisdom.
WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 6, 2013 – Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, today was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission,…
If you were afraid of the dark you might use a night light. A fear of heights might stop you from trying out the newest roller coaster. But what happens if you are afraid of not feeling full? Many people with compulsive eating or Binge Eating Disorder (BED) experience this fear.
Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, one of the country’s leading hospitals for treating eating disorders, today announced the introduction of the School-Based Eating Disorder Prevention Program for public and private middle schools and high schools. The program is one of the first programs of its kind.
Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, one of the country’s leading hospitals for treating eating disorders, announced today that Angela Snyder Rowan, LICSW of Greenfield has been named Program Director for Walden’s Northampton clinic.
You wash your hands so often that they’re red and raw. Perhaps you repeatedly rearrange the food in your kitchen cabinets so that all items are facing a certain way.
Or you may check over and over again to make sure that your front door is locked. Perhaps you hoard newspapers and other everyday objects until your house is filled with junk—or count to yourself whenever you drive through a stoplight.
If you or someone you know experiences these or similar symptoms, it could be a red flag for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, one of the country’s leading hospitals for treating eating disorders, announced that it will hold a day-long conference, “Advances in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Integrating Research with Clinical Practice,” from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, at the LaCava Center, Bentley University, 175 Forest St.
Though public schools generally are lagging in this area, Notre Dame is one of several private schools leading the way on wellness education, one that includes a frank discussion of eating disorders along with the factors that lead to them.
When binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along?
Walden, Lisa’s Light of Hope Announce Support Group For Families of Loved Ones with Eating Disorders
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Oct. 11, 2013 – Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, one of the country’s leading hospitals for treating eating disorders, and Lisa’s Light…
Dr. James Greenblatt, a Boston-area psychiatrist, had a puzzling case: a teenager arrived in his office with severe obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and an array of digestive problems.
“Mary’s parents had been running around for many years and she’d had a poor response to medicine,” said Greenblatt, founder of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources Inc. in Waltham, Mass. “When a patient doesn’t respond, that’s a red flag.”
As eating disorders increase in prevalence and severity, the range of population affected by them also expands. Psychologist Scott Schinaman, PsyD, will explain…
Think of a person with an eating disorder and your first thought will likely be of a college coed. Yet children as young as six and retired seniors are increasingly being treated for eating disorders.
Eating disorders can occur at any time of life. To educate professionals further on this disorder within all age groups, Walden Behavioral Care, LLC, and Eastern Connecticut Health Network will sponsor a free conference, “Disordered Eating Across the Lifespan.” on Thursday, April 25th in South Windsor.
Fox 25 Boston February 2013 Dr. Stuart Koman, president and CEO of Walden Behavioral Care, discusses how eating disorders are affecting children…
Type “thinspiration” into Google’s blog search: 320,000 results appear. The phrase appears over images of bone-thin women posted on Pinterest, Tumblr, Youtube and other platforms offering encouragement to be ultra thin. These easily accessible pro-anorexia or pro-ana Web sites pose serious risks to young people with eating disorders, a United Kingdom review finds.
While bulimia is not as apparent as other eating disorders, medical professionals can learn to diagnose the disease fairly quickly. Typically, the first medical professional to know when a person has bulimia is the patient’s dentist, because of the impact of purging on a person’s teeth.
Kelly LeGendre didn’t want to be different from the other kids she knew. Though she had many friends in school, she still struggled with feeling alienated from her peers. Kelly remembers feeling apathetic, lacking energy, having difficulty concentrating, and generally being melancholy, all common symptoms of depression. Kelly’s mom encouraged her to speak to a therapist, but knowing that would mean admitting something was wrong, Kelly resisted.
“People with bipolar disorder are entitled to the human experiences that anybody else could have – like falling in love,” says Walden Behavioral Care’s David H. Brendel, MD, PhD. “However, both vulnerability to bipolar disorder and falling in love – when they conspire and happen at the same time – can produce a complex picture.”
Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Walden Behavioral Care LLC of Waltham, Mass, have opened a clinic for eating disorders at the health network’s South Windsor medical office campus, 2400 Tamarack Ave.