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    The Joint Commission Introduces Accreditation for Eating Disorder Treatment Programs 

    February 15, 2016
    The Joint Commission (TJC) has agreed to add several new requirements to its accreditation review of behavioral health care organizations providing treatment for individuals with eating disorders and their families. These requirements were heavily informed by almost a decade of work done by the AED Credentialing Task Force... Click here for full release. 

    Individuals With Eating Disorders Are at Increased Risk of Death

    January 21, 2016
    Results from a newly published study indicate that individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of death compared to the general population. Investigators found that individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) had a five times higher mortality rate than their same age peers. Individuals with bulimia nervosa (BN) and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), including binge eating disorder (BED), also—to a lesser extent—had elevated mortality. Read full release here

     

    AED Partners in First Annual World Eating Disorders Action Day            

    January 12 , 2016
    The first World Eating Disorders Action Day will take place on June 2, 2016. Through Internet and regional activities, World Eating Disorders Action Day will advance the understanding of eating disorders as treatable genetically-linked illnesses that affect a large cross-section of the world’s population, embrace diversity, and raise awareness among policy makers to allocate resources and establish coherent national system. To learn more about the AED's involvement in the World Eating Disorders Day of Action, Click here

    AED Supports the Anna Westin Act

    December 7, 2015
    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to be one of the 130 organizations supporting the Anna Westin Act. The AED signed onto this letter to the leadership of the House Energy & Commerce Committee urging them to include the Anna Westin Act in comprehensive mental health legislation. If passed, the Anna Westin Act aims to address "The Three T's", which include Training, Treatment and Truth in Advertising.

    Please call your Congressman/woman and ask them to sign on to the Anna Westin Act. Calls can be made Monday (12/7), or Tuesday (12/8) 9am-5pm.  Click here to find out how

    AED Releases Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

    May 12, 2015 
    In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) releases “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Nine Truths” is based on Dr. Bulik’s 2014 “9 Eating Disorders Myths Busted” talk at the National Institute of Mental Health. The 9 Truths About Eating Disorders are now available in multiple languages.
    Click here to read the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders.

Advocacy & Publications

    AED Publications 

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    The official newsletter of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the AED Forum

    International Journal of Eating Disorders

    The official journal of the Academy for Eating Disorders

    Guide to Recognition/Management

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


    Advocacy Efforts

    The Academy for Eating Disorders is an international transdisciplinary professional organization that promotes excellence in research, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Together, the AED community advocates for the field of eating disorders on behalf of patients, the public and professionals. 

    Position Statements

    AED releases statements on issues related to eating disorders on a periodic basis. Recent Academy position papers include:

      • Facts and Concerns About School-Based BMI Screening, Surveillance and Reporting (October 2014) - Read the statement



      • Eating Disorders – A Hidden Phenomenon in Outpatient Mental Health? (October 2013) - Read the article.


      • AED Emphasizes Physical Health More than BMI for Boy Scouts of America's New Fitness Guidelines (July 2013) -  Read the statement.



    Read More AED Position Statements

     

     

Resources

    For the Professional


    Don't Miss the Next AED Twitter Chat

    Posted April 20, 2014 

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    Check out the latest Issue of the AED Forum e-newsletter.
    Posted June 26, 2014

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    AED's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together members with personal and professional interests.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Read the Latest Issue of IJED 

    The April 2014 issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders is now Available.
    Posted April 7, 2014

    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
    Posted January 14, 2014  

    About the AED

    Learn more about the Academy for Eating Disorders and how you can get involved.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    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.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    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. 
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Donate to the AED

    Your tax-deductible gift can be targeted to one of a variety of AED programs.
    Posted January 14, 2014
     
     

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:

    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

     

     









     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Joint Commission Introduces Accreditation for Eating Disorder Treatment Programs 

    February 15, 2016
    The Joint Commission (TJC) has agreed to add several new requirements to its accreditation review of behavioral health care organizations providing treatment for individuals with eating disorders and their families. These requirements were heavily informed by almost a decade of work done by the AED Credentialing Task Force... Click here for full release. 

    Individuals With Eating Disorders Are at Increased Risk of Death

    January 21, 2016
    Results from a newly published study indicate that individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of death compared to the general population. Investigators found that individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) had a five times higher mortality rate than their same age peers. Individuals with bulimia nervosa (BN) and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), including binge eating disorder (BED), also—to a lesser extent—had elevated mortality. Read full release here

     

    AED Partners in First Annual World Eating Disorders Action Day            

    January 12 , 2016
    The first World Eating Disorders Action Day will take place on June 2, 2016. Through Internet and regional activities, World Eating Disorders Action Day will advance the understanding of eating disorders as treatable genetically-linked illnesses that affect a large cross-section of the world’s population, embrace diversity, and raise awareness among policy makers to allocate resources and establish coherent national system. To learn more about the AED's involvement in the World Eating Disorders Day of Action, Click here

    AED Supports the Anna Westin Act

    December 7, 2015
    The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to be one of the 130 organizations supporting the Anna Westin Act. The AED signed onto this letter to the leadership of the House Energy & Commerce Committee urging them to include the Anna Westin Act in comprehensive mental health legislation. If passed, the Anna Westin Act aims to address "The Three T's", which include Training, Treatment and Truth in Advertising.

    Please call your Congressman/woman and ask them to sign on to the Anna Westin Act. Calls can be made Monday (12/7), or Tuesday (12/8) 9am-5pm.  Click here to find out how

    AED Releases Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

    May 12, 2015 
    In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) releases “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Nine Truths” is based on Dr. Bulik’s 2014 “9 Eating Disorders Myths Busted” talk at the National Institute of Mental Health. The 9 Truths About Eating Disorders are now available in multiple languages.
    Click here to read the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders.

    AED Publications 

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    The official newsletter of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the AED Forum

    International Journal of Eating Disorders

    The official journal of the Academy for Eating Disorders

    Guide to Recognition/Management

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


    Advocacy Efforts

    The Academy for Eating Disorders is an international transdisciplinary professional organization that promotes excellence in research, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Together, the AED community advocates for the field of eating disorders on behalf of patients, the public and professionals. 

    Position Statements

    AED releases statements on issues related to eating disorders on a periodic basis. Recent Academy position papers include:

      • Facts and Concerns About School-Based BMI Screening, Surveillance and Reporting (October 2014) - Read the statement



      • Eating Disorders – A Hidden Phenomenon in Outpatient Mental Health? (October 2013) - Read the article.


      • AED Emphasizes Physical Health More than BMI for Boy Scouts of America's New Fitness Guidelines (July 2013) -  Read the statement.



    Read More AED Position Statements

     

     

    For the Professional


    Don't Miss the Next AED Twitter Chat

    Posted April 20, 2014 

    AED Forum Newsletter 

    Check out the latest Issue of the AED Forum e-newsletter.
    Posted June 26, 2014

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    AED's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together members with personal and professional interests.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Read the Latest Issue of IJED 

    The April 2014 issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders is now Available.
    Posted April 7, 2014

    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
    Posted January 14, 2014  

    About the AED

    Learn more about the Academy for Eating Disorders and how you can get involved.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    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.
    Posted January 14, 2014

    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. 
    Posted January 14, 2014

    Donate to the AED

    Your tax-deductible gift can be targeted to one of a variety of AED programs.
    Posted January 14, 2014
     
     

    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