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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Treating Diabetes-Related Eating Disorders

Psychology Today - Oct. 2013

In a sobering study of 341 girls and women with type 1 diabetes, researchers found that nearly 30 percent skipped or reduced necessary insulin injections to lose weight. Those who develop this type of diabetes-related eating disorder increase their risk of eye disease, kidney disease and nerve damage, and triple their risk of death.

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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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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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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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