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March 13, 5:00 pm EST*
"Eating Disorder memoirs: Helpful or Harmful?"
With Carrie Arnold, Jenny Thomas and Stephanie Covington Armstrong
Eating disorder memoirs have received significant attention as of late. Some diagnosed with eating disorders find writing and sharing their story helpful in the process of their recovery. But are these stories beneficial to their target audience? If you have an eating disorder, does reading eating disorder memoirs provide guidance on recovery and pocket support? Or, can reading these stories trigger increased eating-disorder behavior? AED takes a careful look at the pros and cons of eating disorder memoirs with the help of guests Carrie Arnold. Dr. Jennifer Thomas, and Stephanie Covington Armstrong in a lively chat you won't want to miss.
Carrie Arnold is author of Running on Empty, Next to Nothing and Decoding Anorexia, which includes an eating disorder memoir, and Jenny Thomas is the Co-Director, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and author of "Evaluating the Effects of Eating Disorder Memoirs on Readers’ Eating Attitudes and Behaviors."
Stephanie Covington Armstrong is a playwright, screenwriter and author of the memoir, “Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat.” This insightful and moving narrative traces the background and factors that contributed to Stephanie’s eating disorder. As an eating-disorder advocate, she has spoken at colleges and universities throughout southern California. She has been a fellow at the Dorset Colony for Writers in Vermont. “Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat,” is the first book by and among black women about eating disorders and in it, Stephanie answers many questions about why black women often do not seek traditional therapy for emotional problems.
April 17, 3:00 pm EST
"Understanding Insurance Advocacy in Eating Disorder Treatment"
With Lisa Kantor/office
May 22, 7:00 pm EST
"Externalizing Eating Disorders"
Jenni Schaeffer, Jenny Thomas, Kim McCallum and Carolyn Costin
June 3, 4:00 pm EST
"Diabetes and Eating Disorders"
Topics, presenters and dates subject to change. Please check back here and watch your inbox for upcoming #AEDchats.
PAST TWITTER CHATS - Offering all the information without the real-time pace. Just click to read:
How Advocates are Reaching Eating Disorder Sufferers (Feb. 25, 2014)
Fatness: A Health Crisis? (Dec. 13, 2013)
Muscle Dysmorphia and Muscularity-Oriented Disordered Eating (Nov. 14, 2013)
Food Rules - Eating Disorder Risk or Benefit for Health? (Sept. 17, 2013)
Dr. Jenny Thomas and Jenni Schaefer on their recently released book: Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem? (June 18, 2013) View flyer (No transcript available)
Midlife Eating Disorders (April 18, 2013)
Men Get Eating Disorders Too (March 14, 2013)
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