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.  


Eating Disorders Meal Support (35:28) 
Kelty Mental Health

Eating disorder awareness in schools is critical (2:35)
Lynn Grefe, President and CEO, National Eating Disorders Associaion (NEDA)

Teen body image (2:01)
Deb Franko, PhD

Eating Disorders are Leading Cause of Death of any Behavioral Disorder (1:11)
Walter Kaye, MD


Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for Anorexia Nervosa (8:59)
Angela Celio Doyle, PhD

Families not to blame for eating disorders (1:01)
Ken Weiner, MD

Effects of Anorexia (Washington University in St. Louis) (3:17)
Denise Wilfley, PhD

Binge eating disorder and obesity (2:12)
Chevese Turner. Founder and CEO, Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)


Food as coping mechanism (1:53)
Melainie Rogers, MS, RD

The war on obesity and how it can create gateways to eating disorders (1:46)
Craig Johnson, PhD



Eating Disorders: What Pediatricians and Parents Should Know (1:06)
Rebecka Peebles, MD


Eating disorder prevention (1:51) Carolyn Costin, MA, M ED, MFT   Parents tend to feel guilty, blamed and ashamed when their child is diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia or other eating disorders. Laura Collins, author of "Eating With Your Anorexic," and publisher of online forum "Around the Dinner Table," produced this short film to educate the public on the role of parents in the development of child and adolescent eating disorders. The film features excerpts from interviews she conducted with experts attending the AED 2007 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) in Baltimore.


Posted by Maudsley Parents

The following videos provide information to families and the general public about current research-based understandings of eating disorders. These videos feature AED members Walter Kaye, MD, FAED University of California San Diego and Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and AED Past President.   Videos created by Jane Cawley, Co-chair at Maudsley Parents, Cognitive Styles in Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders 

Anorexia Nervosa in Teens: What Parents Should Know   

Fighting Stigma with Science 

Brain Imaging and Eating Disorders  

Eating Disorders in Adolescents 


The following videos were provided by BC Mental Health and Addiction Services.


What does physical recovery from an eating disorder look like? (0:38)

Why would a child or youth need to be admitted to hospital for aneating disorder? (1:01)

What are the stages of change or recovery, and what can helpers do to facilitate change? (4:33)

Why is it important to have a multidisciplinary team to provide treatment? (2:19)

What lessons can parents learn from other families who have gone through the recovery process? (5:14)

Why should a child or teen struggling with an eating disorder want to try to "eat normally"? (0:43)

What are the different components or modalities of treatment? (1:21)

How should parents understand eating disorders? (2:09)

What does nutritional recovery look like? (0:36)

How is the body affected by starvation? (4:02)

How can parents best support their child through the recovery process? (3:07)

Where a child or youth "should be" in terms of height and weight when treating an eating disorder? (0:30)

How do eating disorders impact on bone health and height? (0:49)

Medical Complications of Eating Disorders in
Children & Adolescents

What should parents do if their child simply refuses to eat? (5:48)

What are some of the emotional consequences of having an eating disorder? (1:25)

What role do parents play in eating disorder treatment? (3:54)

What are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa? -- What are we dealing with here? (3:47)

What is "normal exercise" for a growing child or teen? (2:43)

What is the history of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa? (3:33)

What is "normal eating" for a growing child? (3:55)

Eating Disorder Nutrition (11:00)



Eating Disorders Videos - Policy, Guidelines, Posting Procedure

Policy: All videos and accompanying materials are subject to review by the Website Committee prior to acceptance.

Guidelines for videos:

1. Video material must focus on aspects related to the mission of AED and must have clear teaching goals posted on the title page.
2. Video material must post a disclaimer or supply information if outside sources funded the creation of the material.
3. Video material cannot support commercial products.
4. Only AED members can post video materials.

Posting Procedure:

1. AED members will submit video and accompanying materials to AED headquarters or the Website Committee for review.
2. All video material must be approved by the Website Committee.
3. Following approval, the video will be posted on the appropriate page of the AED website by the AED Webmaster.
4. An announcement about the addition of new video on the Web page will be e-mailed to all members by AED headquarters.
5. Material will be periodically reviewed by the Website Committee to ensure currency.