Receiving a diagnosis of an eating disorder for a family member or starting to get concerned that you have an eating disorder can be scary. There are many misconceptions out there about what an eating disorder is or isn't. The intention of this page is to offer you the most reliable resources to provide you with accurate information about eating disorders.
General Information about Eating Disorders:
National Eating Disorder Association
Resources for parents:
This article is an older one but I think it is a great outline of some of the "puzzling symptoms" an eating disorder can present. https://eatingdisorders.ucsd.edu/dl/docs/feast-neurobiologyofed.pdf
FEAST Family Support for Eating Disorders
Books for parents:
Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating by Christy Harrison
Books for Teens:
Resources for individuals:
Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating by Christy Harrison We also recommend her podcast which has explores lots of topics related to diet culture and weight stigma. https://christyharrison.com/podcasts
Sick Enough: A Medical Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders by Jennifer Guadiani, MD
Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling by Anita Johnston PhD
Health at Every Size Resources:
Are you living in a larger body and having difficulty accessing equitable care? Here are some resources that we recommend.
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