Eating disorders are serious illnesses with the highest mortality rate of all psychological disorders. Although it’s commonly believed they affect only young women, eating disorders actually affect all genders, ages, weights, and ethnicities....
13-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Recovery From an Eating Disorder: How Do We Define It? What Does It Look Like? And Should It Always Be the Focus?
People who have eating disorders, their loved ones, and their health care providers usually see “recovery” as the end goal of treatment. However, it’s not clear how to best define recovery from an eating disorder.
6-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
Finding the Right Words to Say: AED Releases Infographic on Using Sensitive and Medically Appropriate Language in the Eating Disorders Community
In an effort to reduce the stigma associated with eating disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) recently released an infographic based on an article written by multiple current or former editors and associate editors of the International...
28-Nov-2017 7:45 AM EST Add to Favorites
The Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for a Universal Ban on Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has joined with a coalition of associations in an appeal to the Massachusetts legislature to request their support of An Act Making Discrimination Based on Height and Weight Unlawful (Massachusetts H.952).
17-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
65 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge CDC To Include Eating Disorders within National Surveillance Systems
Last week, 65 bipartisan Members of both the U.S. Senate
and House of Representatives sent letters to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) urging the re-inclusion
and inclusion of eating disorders surveillance questions within the CDC national...
30-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
AED Celebrates the Work of the Eating Disorders Coalition in Obtaining Eligibility for Research Funding for Eating Disorders to Help Military Service Members and Families
After months of negotiations and two Continuing Resolutions, Congress reached an agreement to fund the federal government's FY 2017 budget on May 5th. This budget package represents the first time that Congress permitted federal research funding to...
6-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce the release of the World Eating Disorder Healthcare Rights, an important document developed by the AED’s Patient/Carer Committee in an effort to promote excellence in eating disorders...
30-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds France’s New Law to Protect the Health and Safety of Fashion Models, Address Eating Disorders
The Academy for Eating Disorders applauds the stance taken by France to rein in fashion industry pressures on professional models to be extremely thin as a condition of employment.
17-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites