Stuart Koman ’76 Discusses Challenges Faced by Patients with Eating Disorders

Trinity College’s Science for the Greater Good series, now in its fifth year, recently welcomed its latest alumnus speaker, Stuart Koman ’76, the founding president and CEO of Waltham, Massachusetts-based Walden Behavioral Care, Inc.

Bardwell Doweyko’s mission: Broader eating disorder treatment

When certified eating disorder specialist Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko returned to Connecticut in 2011, she was surprised to learn only one facility offered treatment for eating disorders, which have a higher mortality rate than any other psychiatric illness and affect at least 3 percent of the state's population.

Waltham’s Walden Behavioral Care expands

Walden Behavioral Care has been making news - good news, to be specific. This month, the Waltham-based company purchased the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders and in December opened a treatment clinic in Milford.

Walden Behavioral Care Acquires Atlanta Provider

Walden Behavioral Care, an eating disorder treatment provider with operations in Central Massachusetts, has acquired an Atlanta company specializing in the same area of medicine, expanding Walden's footprint beyond New England.

Walden Behavioral Care Acquires Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders

MetroWest Daily News
February 2017

Waltham’s Walden Behavioral Care, which provides specialized care for individuals and families impacted by all types of eating disorders, announced the acquisition of the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders of Dunwoody, Georgia. The joining of these two organizations will bring more comprehensive, individualized and accessible eating disorder treatment to those across the […]

One on One: Stuart Koman, president and CEO, Walden Behavioral Care

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 2017

Stuart Koman first founded Walden Behavioral Care in 2003, after the Waltham Hospital closed. He felt that the hospital’s mental and behavioral programs were important and needed to be saved. The program has an education and research center and two main units – a general acute psychiatric program with 24 beds […]

Taking Picky Eating to the Extreme

At age 12, after Brendan started showing signs of malnourishment, the family took him to Walden Behavioral Care, an eating disorder treatment center in Waltham, Mass., where he was given a diagnosis of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID.

Guilford Eating Disorder Clinic Offers Help for Adolescents and Parents

FOX 61
September 2016

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Michelle was struggling emotionally when her issues with food began. Just 10 […]

Athletes & Eating Disorders: The Warning Signs, Risks & What to Do

em>New England Cable News (NECN)
August 2016

Athletes are 2-3 times more susceptible to eating disorders than the average population. Detecting warning signs and knowing where to turn to help can be challenging. But there are more options for specialized attention today.

Emily Slager, a clinician on Walden’s GOALS Program – Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Competitive Athletes – joined […]

Eating Disorders: Crippling, Deadly – and Beatable

Worcester Magazine
July 2016

For many people, mealtimes are not always about the food. Maybe you’re talking with a family member or a date, maybe you’re absorbed in an episode of your favorite TV show, or maybe you’re just scarfing something down at your desk at work.

Eating can be taken for granted, but for someone with an eating […]