www.nationaleatingdisordersassociation.org - National Eating Disorders Association: a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. FREE downloadable guides for parents, educators, coaches.
www.aedweb.org - Academy for Eating Disorders is a professional organization specializing in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention.
https://https//www.edcatalogue.com/ Gurze Salucore is a publishing company that has specialized in eating disorders publications and since 1980. Catalogue and printed guides are all FREE.
www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org - Eating Disorders Coalition For Research, Policy, and Action: works with Congress to influence federal policy and advance the federal recognition of eating disorders and a public health priority.
www.bedaonline.com -Binge Eating Disorders Association (BEDA): An association for people with Binge Eating Disorder, their families and friends and treatment professionals.
www.anad.org -National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD): A national network that offers treatment referrals, education, support-group network, conference and advocacy.
www.feast-ed.org -Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders (FEAST): An international support, education and advocacy organization for parents and caregivers.
www.ellynsatter.com - Ellyn Satter and Associates: Dietetic services in the areas of feeding and eating training for children and adults.
Eating Disorders Research at Maudsley Hospital: Maudsley Hospital developed the Family Based Treatment model for adolescents with Eating Disorders and continues to be a leader in the field. The site contains information about eating disorders, support for families, research updates, and additional resources for patients, families and health professionals.
www.maudsleyparents.org - Maudsley Parents: a family run website providing support and education for families and adolescents dealing with eating disorders. It provides information on the evidence based Maudsley Approach, family-based treatment crucial to the recovery of adolescents with eating disorders.
nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml - National Institute of Mental Health: an organization for research and understanding of all mental health disorders, including information about eating disorders.
www.eatingdisordersrecoverytoday.com--Eating Disorders Recovery Today has hundreds of free articles on eating disorder related topics offering hope, inspiration, and practical ideas to individuals and families in recovery. It is published by Gurze Books.
www.admedia.com/media-and-body-image--Ad Media has great articles and resources discussing the influence of media on our culture and how that affects us.
www.eatingdisordersmichigan.com - Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (CTED): help and treatment for eating disorders in the Grand Rapids Area.
http://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com - Eating Recovery Center - the country's largest provider of inpatient, residential, PHP, and IOP services for eating disorders of all types. Men, women, and children accepted. Originally founded in Denver, CO; closest location in greater Chicago area.
http://www.centerfordiscovery.com - Center for Discovery - residential, PHP, and IOP services in the greater Chicago area for adolescents and adults of any gender.
http://www.selahhouse.com - Selah House - located in Andersonville, IND, Selah House is a faith based residential and PHP program for women and girls.
https://toledocenter.com/toledo-eating-disorder-treatment/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA-aGCBhCwARIsAHDl5x_1IJ7TjtjNZzlwS-4IZIWOaWGXh8yRqzGL-gVBCizHjhKJ_LKJoecaApfQEALw_wcB - Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, located in Toledo, OH, and serving adolescents and adults of all genders, with residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care.
https://www.montenido.com/locations/chicago-illinois/ - Monte Nido - residential and PHP options for adolescents and adults of all genders; located in Greater Chicago Area.
www.remudaranch.com - Remuda Ranch: Faith based inpatient treatment and residential care.
www.forestviewhospital.com - Forest View Hospital: Mental and behavioral health treatment facility
www.eatingdisorderhope.com -Eating Disorder Hope: A source for treatment information and recovery tools
www.edreferral.com -Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
www.kirstenhaglund.org -The Kirsten Haglund Foundation: Provides financial aid/scholarships to those seeking treatment.
Making Weight by Leigh Cohn M.A.T. and Thomas Holbrook M.D.-A book about Men's conflicts with food, weight, shape and appearance
NEDA - National Eating Disorders Association information on male eating disorders
25-40% OF PEOPLE WITH EATING DISORDERS ARE MALES
1. 25-40% of people with eating disorders are males (Hudson, 2007).
2. As many men as women want to change their weight (Andersen, 2000).
3. Men engage in eating-disordered behaviors nearly as often as women (Mond, 2013).
4. Eating disorders assessment tests underscore males (Darcy, 2014).
5. Additionally, prevalence of eating disorders in males is greater than estimated because men are often too stigmatized to seek treatment for “women’s problems.” (Cohn, 2013)
6. Despite popular beliefs, eating disorders have never been “women’s diseases,” and professionals in the field are realizing this fact more and more (Cohn, 2014).
7. The earliest case descriptions of anorexia nervosa by Richard Morton in 1690 included cases of a man and a woman (Andersen, 2014).
8. Media objectification and sexualization of males is just as rampant as for females (Cohn, 2013).
9. A high percentage of comorbid conditions exist for males in treatment, such as excessive exercise, poor body image, and issues with sexuality (Weltzin, 2014)
10. Attention to gender dynamics is critical in the process of treatment (Bunnell, 2014).