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What You Should Know About the Most Common Eating Disorder in America
What You Should Know About the Most Common Eating Disorder in America

When people think about eating disorders, they often imagine an emaciated girl with anorexia – or perhaps a young white girl battling the treacherous cycles of bulimia. While those ideas can sometimes be accurate, the truth is, you don't have to be young, female, or even ...

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Blog Posts in 2013

  • Unreasonable Mental Health Insurance Denials

    Do you ever wonder what justifications insurers use for denying mental health benefits? In our experience, we have come to learn that the reasoning ...

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  • New Rules Help, But The Fight For Parity Continues

    What The "Final Rules" Really Mean Last month, the mental health community celebrated as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the ...

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  • Eating Disorders in the Military: The Secret War Our Soldiers Are Fighting

    As reported by ABC news on February 8, 2012, Jenifer Beaudean's bulimia began when she was a third-year cadet at the United States Military Academy at ...

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  • Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment: What is the best fit for me?

    Blog contributed by: Jacquelyn Ekern, MS, LPC and Crystal Karges, RDN, IBCLC of Eating Disorder Hope Entering treatment for an eating disorder is the ...

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  • Beware of Fat Letters and Fat Shaming This Halloween

    What's scarier than a haunted house on Halloween? Someone passing out "fat letters" to your trick-or-treating child. As reported in USA Today , a ...

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  • When Relatives Talk Fat: Eating Disorders and Holiday Dinner Conversation

    The holidays are a time for conversation, tradition, special foods, and family. For those battling an eating disorder, however, the holidays can be an ...

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  • Why We Think It's a Bad Idea for Michelle Obama to Appear on "The Biggest Loser"

    By Lisa S. Kantor, Esq. & Rachel Teicher NBC's popular reality show, The Biggest Loser, has returned for its 15 th season. The message in the show is ...

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  • What We Wish Insurance Companies Knew About Weight and Eating Disorders

    Below are a few examples of denials that our clients have received from their insurance company. These clients (and countless others) have all been ...

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  • Resistance to Change - Combating Weight Stigma

    Originally posted on BEDA's WSAW blog As an advocate for those with eating disorders, a question I often ponder is, "how long must we wait before the ...

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