2013 News & Events

Advice For Parents To Help Their Child Who Binge Eats

Expert Beacon - Nov. 2013

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.

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BMI Report Cards Drawing Mixed Reviews

New England Psychologist - Nov. 2013

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.

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Finding Her Niche

Simmons College - Nov. 2013

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.

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Fear of Being Not Full

Massachusetts Dietetic Association - Nov. 2013

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.

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Walden Announces Eating Disorder Prevention Program For Schools

Wicked Local - Waltham - Oct. 2013

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.

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You Don’t Have To Suffer With OCD

Bottom Line Health - Oct. 2013

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).

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Waltham Organization To Host Eating Disorder Conference at Bentley

WickedLocal Waltham - Oct. 2013

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.

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Notre Dame Academy Confronts The Issue Of Body Image

The Boston Globe - Oct. 2013

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.

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Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

The New York Times - Oct. 2013

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?

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Anxiety In Your Head Could Come From Your Gut

Good Morning America - Sept. 2013

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.”

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How Disordered Eating Harms Your Body

Lifescripts.com - July 2013

Starving and bingeing and purging may start as misguided attempts at weight loss, but they lead to serious health problems. Read on to learn how anorexia, bulimia and other disordered eating problems can hurt the body…

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Obesity Now Classified As a Disease

Women'sHealth - June 2013

Yesterday, the American Medical Association voted that being excessively overweight should be considered a disease—not just a risk factor for one Women’sHealth Robin…

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DSM-5 To Include Binge Eating Disorder

New England Psychologist - April 2013

When the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth version (DSM-5) is released this May, binge eating disorder (BED) will have its own diagnostic code.

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Binge-Eating Disorder Gets Real

Hospital News - March 2013

Although it is the most common eating disorder, binge-eating disorder (BED) has not been officially recognized as a legitimate eating disorder – until now.

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Conference Will Address Disordered Eating

Reminder News - March 2013

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.

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Film Sparks Talk About Eating Disorders

Holyoke Community College News - March 2013

The documentary, “Someday Melissa” chronicles the life of Melissa Avrin, a vibrant, outgoing, happy, optimistic young girl before she got caught in the grip of an eating disorder.

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Pro-ana Web Sites Pose Risks

New England Psychologist - February 2013

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.

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Bulimia: The Secret Disease

Hospital News - February 2013

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.

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Kelly’s Story: Coping with Recurrent Depression

Everyday Health - Jan. 2013

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.

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Is This LOVE That I’m Feeling?

BiPolar Magazine - January 2013

“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.”

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