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    AED Wants to Partner with You!

    Would you like to be more involved with AED at a corporate level, or sponsor or exhibit at ICED 2018? Follow this link for more information, and give us a call to build a partnership that works for you. 

    65 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge CDC To Include Eating Disorders within National Surveillance Systems

    Oct. 30, 2017

    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 surveillance systems. The Senate letter was led by Senators Tammy Baldwin [D-WI], Elizabeth Warren [D-MA], Shelley Moore Capito [R-WV], and Amy Klobuchar [D-MN], supported by thirteen of their Senate colleagues. The corresponding House of Representatives letter was led by Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK] and Rep. Ted Deutch [D-FL] and received an additional 46 bipartisan Representatives’ support. Find out more here.

    AED endorses coalition letter of resolution to designate September as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month in the US.

    Oct. 24, 2017

    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has endorsed a coalition letter, initiated by the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association, in support of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) resolution H.Res.495, sponsored by Congressman David Scott. An estimated 5 to 10 million women and girls in the United States (US) are affected by PCOS – a genetic, reproductive, hormonal and metabolic disorder that is commonly undiagnosed and is the leading cause of female infertility. AED signed on to the coalition letter in light of the fact that a sizeable proportion of women affected by PCOS also experience eating disorders and many eating disorder providers may also be at the forefront of providing care to those with these comorbid conditions. Approval of H.Res.495 would both designate September as PCOS Awareness Month in the United States and bring recognition to and awareness of the seriousness of the disorder. Find out more here.

    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

    June 6, 2017

    After months of negotiations and two Continuing Resolutions, Congress reached an agreement to fund the federal government's FY 2017 budget on May 5th. Read the full press release here.

    AED Releases New Global Blueprint to Promote Healthcare Rights for Patients with Eating Disorders

    May 30, 2017

    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce the release of the World Eating Disorders Healthcare Rights, an important document developed by the AED’s Patient/Carer Committee in an effort to promote excellence in eating disorders care by leveraging patient, carer, and professional partnerships. Read the full press release here.

    Letter to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services

    May 18, 2017

    The Academy for Eating Disorders wrote to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to express concerns about the proposed “Abstract of Proposed Collection” authorizing increased rigor in evaluating visa applicants with concern. Read the full letter here.

    The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds France’s New Law to Protect the Health and Safety of Fashion Models, Address Eating Disorders

    May 17, 2017

    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. Read the full press release here.

    International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Bring Together Food, Weight, and Eating Science to Share Diverse Perspectives and Common Goals

    May 2, 2017

    Eating disorders and obesity share both clinical and conceptual overlap, and frequently are linked to the broader sociocultural discourse around weight and eating. Despite this, the fields of eating disorders and obesity still struggle to coordinate their efforts to address these harmful sociocultural influences, in particular as they relate to efforts that target the over-abundant and strategically crafted food environment created by for-profit industry. Read the full press release here.

    The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the Impact of Proposed ACA Replacement Bill on Access to Treatment for Eating Disorders

    March 14, 2017

    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) adds its voice to the serious concerns raised by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and other major health care organizations about the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The proposed replacement bill threatens to aggravate the already difficult environment for obtaining care for individuals with eating disorders and other mental illnesses. Read the full press release here.

    New International Study Paves the Way for Better Understanding of Diagnostic Categories of Eating Disorders in Children

    January 30, 2017

    The age of onset of anorexia nervosa is decreasing, resulting in more children being diagnosed with eating disorders. In an effort to better understand eating problems in children, researchers analyzed data from psychiatrists and pediatricians in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The sample included 436 children, aged 5-12 years old, and revealed two distinct patient groups within those experiencing the symptom of restriction, meaning food avoidance. This study, “Classification of Childhood Onset Eating Disorders: A latent class analysis,” appears in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Read the full press release here.


    International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Embrace Diverse Perspectives in Treatment, Prevention and Research

    December 16, 2016

    Eating disorders affect people all over the world. They are found in all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, body shapes and weights. To address the broad scope of eating disorders, diverse approaches are needed. Embracing this diversity is the goal of the 2017 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), hosted by the Academy of Eating Disorders, June 8-10, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. Read the full press release here
     

    AED Advocates for Early Intervention and Specialized Care for Eating Disorders Treatment in Response to Morristown, NJ Ruling

    December 15, 2016
    AED advocates and comments on the Morristown, NJ ruling allowing a 29-year-old woman diagnosed with anorexia nervosa to choose palliative care as opposed to force-feeding. Read the full press release here.  

     

    US Congress Passes Historic Eating Disorders Legislation

    December 9, 2016
    On December 7, 2016, the US Congress passed the 21st Century Cures and Mental Health Reform Act, which is a comprehensive mental health bill that includes provisions from the Anna Westin Act, which are focused on strengthening and clarifying current mental health parity laws. Read the full press release here.

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    For the Professional



    Don't Miss the Next AED Twitter Chat

     "The Use of Telemedicine in the Treatment of Eating Disorders"

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    Check out the latest Issue of the AED Forum e-newsletter.

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    AED's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together members with personal and professional interests.

    Read the Latest Issue of IJED 

    The October 2016 issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders is now Available.


    For the Public

    Guide to Recognition/Management

    Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders

    About the AED

    Learn more about the Academy for Eating Disorders and how you can get involved.

    About Eating Disorders

    The Academy for Eating Disorders is committed to disseminating information regarding these disorders to both educate, prevent and assist those in need.

    Eating Disorder Videos

    To better educate the public on eating disorders, the AED provides a list of helpful videos available on a variety of topics. 

    Donate to the AED

    Your tax-deductible gift can be targeted to one of a variety of AED programs.

     
     

AED Bookstore

    AED Bookstore

     

    AED has partnered with Powell's Bookstore to provide the best prices on more than 200 suggested titles for eating disorders professionals and the general public. For each book purchased through the AED Bookstore, AED will receive a 7.5% dividend. So, your purchases are helping support AED operations!

    See the books below and check out more books on eating disorders at AED's Bookstore Partner, Powell's.

     

     

    AED Featured Titles

    Proceeds from the below books benefit the AED:

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    Kathy Kater has generously pledged to donate all profits from her latest book, Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know, to the AED. Promoting health instead of size, this book offers a comprehensive, primary prevention curriculum for addressing body image, eating, fitness, and weight concerns in today's challenging environment.

    Purchase your copy today 

     

     

     

    Aimee Liu's book

     

    Aimee Liu has generously pledged to donate proceeds from her latest book, Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives, to the AED Scholarship Fund. 

    Purchase your copy today

     

     









     

     

     

     

     

     

    Read all of AED's Press Releases.


    AED Wants to Partner with You!

    Would you like to be more involved with AED at a corporate level, or sponsor or exhibit at ICED 2018? Follow this link for more information, and give us a call to build a partnership that works for you. 

    65 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge CDC To Include Eating Disorders within National Surveillance Systems

    Oct. 30, 2017

    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 surveillance systems. The Senate letter was led by Senators Tammy Baldwin [D-WI], Elizabeth Warren [D-MA], Shelley Moore Capito [R-WV], and Amy Klobuchar [D-MN], supported by thirteen of their Senate colleagues. The corresponding House of Representatives letter was led by Rep. Markwayne Mullin [R-OK] and Rep. Ted Deutch [D-FL] and received an additional 46 bipartisan Representatives’ support. Find out more here.

    AED endorses coalition letter of resolution to designate September as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Awareness Month in the US.

    Oct. 24, 2017

    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has endorsed a coalition letter, initiated by the National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association, in support of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) resolution H.Res.495, sponsored by Congressman David Scott. An estimated 5 to 10 million women and girls in the United States (US) are affected by PCOS – a genetic, reproductive, hormonal and metabolic disorder that is commonly undiagnosed and is the leading cause of female infertility. AED signed on to the coalition letter in light of the fact that a sizeable proportion of women affected by PCOS also experience eating disorders and many eating disorder providers may also be at the forefront of providing care to those with these comorbid conditions. Approval of H.Res.495 would both designate September as PCOS Awareness Month in the United States and bring recognition to and awareness of the seriousness of the disorder. Find out more here.

    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

    June 6, 2017

    After months of negotiations and two Continuing Resolutions, Congress reached an agreement to fund the federal government's FY 2017 budget on May 5th. Read the full press release here.

    AED Releases New Global Blueprint to Promote Healthcare Rights for Patients with Eating Disorders

    May 30, 2017

    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce the release of the World Eating Disorders Healthcare Rights, an important document developed by the AED’s Patient/Carer Committee in an effort to promote excellence in eating disorders care by leveraging patient, carer, and professional partnerships. Read the full press release here.

    Letter to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services

    May 18, 2017

    The Academy for Eating Disorders wrote to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to express concerns about the proposed “Abstract of Proposed Collection” authorizing increased rigor in evaluating visa applicants with concern. Read the full letter here.

    The Academy for Eating Disorders Applauds France’s New Law to Protect the Health and Safety of Fashion Models, Address Eating Disorders

    May 17, 2017

    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. Read the full press release here.

    International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Bring Together Food, Weight, and Eating Science to Share Diverse Perspectives and Common Goals

    May 2, 2017

    Eating disorders and obesity share both clinical and conceptual overlap, and frequently are linked to the broader sociocultural discourse around weight and eating. Despite this, the fields of eating disorders and obesity still struggle to coordinate their efforts to address these harmful sociocultural influences, in particular as they relate to efforts that target the over-abundant and strategically crafted food environment created by for-profit industry. Read the full press release here.

    The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the Impact of Proposed ACA Replacement Bill on Access to Treatment for Eating Disorders

    March 14, 2017

    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) adds its voice to the serious concerns raised by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and other major health care organizations about the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The proposed replacement bill threatens to aggravate the already difficult environment for obtaining care for individuals with eating disorders and other mental illnesses. Read the full press release here.

    New International Study Paves the Way for Better Understanding of Diagnostic Categories of Eating Disorders in Children

    January 30, 2017

    The age of onset of anorexia nervosa is decreasing, resulting in more children being diagnosed with eating disorders. In an effort to better understand eating problems in children, researchers analyzed data from psychiatrists and pediatricians in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The sample included 436 children, aged 5-12 years old, and revealed two distinct patient groups within those experiencing the symptom of restriction, meaning food avoidance. This study, “Classification of Childhood Onset Eating Disorders: A latent class analysis,” appears in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Read the full press release here.


    International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Embrace Diverse Perspectives in Treatment, Prevention and Research

    December 16, 2016

    Eating disorders affect people all over the world. They are found in all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, body shapes and weights. To address the broad scope of eating disorders, diverse approaches are needed. Embracing this diversity is the goal of the 2017 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), hosted by the Academy of Eating Disorders, June 8-10, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. Read the full press release here
     

    AED Advocates for Early Intervention and Specialized Care for Eating Disorders Treatment in Response to Morristown, NJ Ruling

    December 15, 2016
    AED advocates and comments on the Morristown, NJ ruling allowing a 29-year-old woman diagnosed with anorexia nervosa to choose palliative care as opposed to force-feeding. Read the full press release here.  

     

    US Congress Passes Historic Eating Disorders Legislation

    December 9, 2016
    On December 7, 2016, the US Congress passed the 21st Century Cures and Mental Health Reform Act, which is a comprehensive mental health bill that includes provisions from the Anna Westin Act, which are focused on strengthening and clarifying current mental health parity laws. Read the full press release here.

    For the Professional



    Don't Miss the Next AED Twitter Chat

     "The Use of Telemedicine in the Treatment of Eating Disorders"

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    Check out the latest Issue of the AED Forum e-newsletter.

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    AED's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together members with personal and professional interests.

    Read the Latest Issue of IJED 

    The October 2016 issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders is now Available.


    For the Public

    Guide to Recognition/Management

    Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders

    About the AED

    Learn more about the Academy for Eating Disorders and how you can get involved.

    About Eating Disorders

    The Academy for Eating Disorders is committed to disseminating information regarding these disorders to both educate, prevent and assist those in need.

    Eating Disorder Videos

    To better educate the public on eating disorders, the AED provides a list of helpful videos available on a variety of topics. 

    Donate to the AED

    Your tax-deductible gift can be targeted to one of a variety of AED programs.

     
     

    AED Bookstore

     

    AED has partnered with Powell's Bookstore to provide the best prices on more than 200 suggested titles for eating disorders professionals and the general public. For each book purchased through the AED Bookstore, AED will receive a 7.5% dividend. So, your purchases are helping support AED operations!

    See the books below and check out more books on eating disorders at AED's Bookstore Partner, Powell's.

     

     

    AED Featured Titles

    Proceeds from the below books benefit the AED:

    Image

     

    Kathy Kater has generously pledged to donate all profits from her latest book, Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know, to the AED. Promoting health instead of size, this book offers a comprehensive, primary prevention curriculum for addressing body image, eating, fitness, and weight concerns in today's challenging environment.

    Purchase your copy today 

     

     

     

    Aimee Liu's book

     

    Aimee Liu has generously pledged to donate proceeds from her latest book, Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives, to the AED Scholarship Fund. 

    Purchase your copy today