Professional Resources

Professional Resources

As a healthcare professional you have many responsibilities including monitoring patient’s mental, physical and emotional health. This obligation presents both demands and challenges and requires you to stay informed about the latest health care news, information and research.  To help you stay current on eating and psychiatric disorders, we have compiled a list of resources below for you to reference.  This list will be continuously updated to ensure you always have the most current information at your fingertips.

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Academy for Eating Disorders
The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention.

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders
ANRED is a nonprofit organization that provides information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and other less-well-known food and weight disorders. Their material includes self-help tips and information about recovery and prevention.

BEDA – Binge Eating Disorders Association
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) was founded to help those who have binge-eating disorder, their friends and family, and those who treat the disorder. BEDA provides individuals who suffer from binge-eating disorder with the recognition and resources they deserve to begin a safe journey toward a healthy recovery. BEDA also serves as a resource for treatment providers to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat the disorder.

Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorder Hope™ offers education, support and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers, their loved ones and eating disorders treatment providers. Eating Disorder Hope resources include articles on eating disorder treatment options, support groups, recovery tools and more. Whether an individual struggles with bulimia, anorexia, body image distortion or binge-eating disorders, Eating Disorder Hope can help.

Eating for Life Alliance
Eating For Life Alliance is dedicated to making user-friendly information, resources, protocols and the wisdom of the nation’s experts- available to everyone. College is not only a time when eating disorders often develop — but an excellent time to address and heal from them.

International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) is today well recognized for its excellence in providing first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professionals, who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems.

MEDA – Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association
MEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. MEDA’s mission is to prevent the continuing spread of eating disorders through educational awareness and early detection. MEDA serves as a support network and resource for clients, loved ones, clinicians, educators and the general public.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. (ANAD) is a non-profit corporation that seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies and behaviors and promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating and connecting individuals, families and professionals.

NEDA –National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. They campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. NEDA works with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.


Answers To Appetite Control
In his new book, integrative medicine pioneer Dr. James M. Greenblatt confronts a mistaken understanding of why people struggle with weight management and appetite control. Following his New Hope model, you will learn biological solutions for rebalancing appetite and ending patterns of overeating…for good. Click here to purchase Answers To Appetite Control.

A Breakthrough Depression Solution: A Personalized 9-Step Method for Beating the Physical Causes of Your Depression
In The Breakthrough Depression Solution, Dr. Greenblatt offers a new approach to this devastating and debilitating illness grounded in personalized medicine. The fundamental premise of this approach focuses on medicine tailored to each individual. Just as personality and appearance is unique, so are the factors that contribute to depression. Focusing on personalized medicine, Dr. Greenblatt concentrates on nutrition, genetics, stress, and when needed, technology to ensure that medications and treatment are targeted towards individual biochemistry. By identifying and addressing all the factors that contribute to depression, depression can be successfully treated!
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Answers to Anorexia: A New Breakthrough Biological Treatment That Is Saving Lives
In Answers to Anorexia, Dr. Greenblatt offers the first new medical treatment plan in 50 years for anorexia nervosa, the “self-starvation” disease that affects adolescents and women of all ages in the U.S. and is now increasingly common in men. Written by a leading psychiatrist and eating disorder expert, the book is based on cutting-edge research on nutritional deficiencies in anorexia that have been long ignored, and the use of a simple but revolutionary brain test that can help psychiatrists select the best medication for each individual person. James Greenblatt, MD, explains that anorexia is a complex disorder with genetic, biological, psychological and cultural contributing factors.
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Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery
Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery, by Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn, is an intimate guidebook that offers a complete understanding of bulimia and a plan for recovery, with practical self-help tools, answers to frequently asked questions, a two-week program to stop bingeing, specific advice for loved ones and “Eat Without Fear,” Hall’s story of self-cure which has inspired thousands of other bulimics.

Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop
Binge eating is not a sign of weakness or a hearty appetite.  It is a pattern of out-of-control eating habits linked to genetics, brain chemistry, psychology, dieting behaviors and cultural pressures.  Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop, by Cynthia M. Bulik, will help you understand your specific triggers and get control over your responses with a set of powerful yet easy-to-implement “curb the crave” techniques.

Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care and Complications
Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care and Complications, by Philip Mehler and Arnold Anderson, is a hands-on and complete guide for primary care physicians and mental health professionals.  Chapter topics include team treatment, medical evaluation of the patient, principles of diagnosis and treatment, nutritional rehabilitation and gastrointestinal, cardio vascular, gynecological, endocrinological, as well as oral and dental complications.

Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Body Betrayed
In her usual clear and engaging style, author Kathryn J. Zerbe, addresses how to apply the insights from new research and years of accumulated clinical wisdom to current patients. Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Body Betrayed is divided into three main sections. The first is a road map for what transpires during the opening, middle and termination phases of treatment.  The second covers treatment and recovery through the lens of the developmental life cycle.  The final section addresses some the “special problems” clinicians face, such as patient sexuality, transference reactions and inevitable countertransference responses.

Overcoming Binge Eating
Overcoming Binge Eating, by Christopher Fairburn, offers a comprehensive understanding of the nature of binge-eating, including the causes, various treatment options and the psychological, social and physical consequences. Six of the chapters are devoted to a step-by-step cognitive behavioral program for overcoming the urge to binge, establishing stable, healthy eating habits, problem solving, getting control of eating behaviors and reducing the risk of relapse.

Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method
Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The Maudsley Method, by Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith and Anna Crane, is a collaborative effort by a leader in the field of eating disorders, a parent and a recovered anorexic. Topics include: working towards positive change through good communication, developing problem-solving skills, building resilience and managing difficult behavior. Dr. Treasure is from Maudsley Hospital in London where this approach originated.

Telling Ed, No!
Based on Cheryl Kerrigan’s inspiring story, Telling Ed No! is a toolbox of over 100 practical recovery tools and exercises, such as renaming fears, transforming Ed’s rules, keeping a gratitude journal, composing a body cheer and even holding ice! Filled with Cheryl’s unique personality and perspective, each short chapter has prompts for reflection and discussion that bring the recovery process to life. Part self-help book, part memoir, this unique guidebook combines the power of real life experiences and candid straight talk with suggestions and exercises that offer both hope and creative inspiration.
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The Appetite Awareness Workbook
The Appetite Awareness Workbook, by Linda W. Craighead, is a cognitively-based workbook that uses the highly successful practice of appetite monitoring.  Appetite Awareness Training (AAT) has been shown to help both bulimics and binge-eaters regain normal eating patterns by using specific interventions for tackling one eating decision at a time and learning how to “eat from within” rather than using effective willpower strategies.

The Body Betrayed
The Body Betrayed, by Kathryn J. Zerbe, is written for the everyday reader, but with the wisdom, creativity and insight of one of the most well-known experts in the field, this book explains the most important aspects of diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. Included are chapters on parent-child relationships, family dynamics, abuse issues, medical complications, the biology of nutrition, pregnancy, athletics and treatment.

The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to be Perfect
Although eating disorders and body image issues are serious problems for adolescent girls, many adult women are also suffering.  With poignant, real-life stories, The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to be Perfect, by Margo Maine and Joe Kelly, talks openly and honestly about these often secret concerns and offers exercises, reflections and other self-help strategies to help mature women reclaim their lives.

Gurze Books
Gurze Books is a publishing company specializing in resources for eating disorders recovery.
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