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Weighing In... Eating Disorders and the Family: Challenges Amidst Social Pressure, Weight Stigma, and the Media

30 million people suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). These disorders are serious, biologically based illnesses that are increasing among our youth, are linked to other addictive behaviors, and can lead to severe, chronic conditions, and even death. Meanwhile, society’s focus on curbing obesity can be very confusing, and even detrimental.

  • Eating disorders affect men and women, young and old, rich and poor, thin and obese, from all racial and ethnic groups.
  • The mortality rate from some eating disorders is higher than any other mental disorder.
  • In US high schools, 30% of girls and 16% of boys schools suffer from disordered eating, including bingeing, vomiting, fasting, laxative and diet pill use, and compulsive exercise.
  • Disordered eating and dieting have been linked to serious risk-taking behaviors such as drug, alcohol and tobacco use, delinquency, unprotected sexual activity, dating violence, and suicide attempts.
  • Severe, chronic eating disorders can be prevented if caught early.

Via panel discussion and Q&A with experts, you will learn:
• How to recognize the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder
• The role of the family as a support for someone who may be struggling
• The impact on the family when a loved one is suffering
• About health consequences and chronic conditions that can be caused by eating disorders
• How to help prevent eating disorders in those who may be vulnerable
• How to protect your loved one from triggering social and peer pressure

Contact Information

Lara Gregorio

lgregorio@myneda.org

Tue, February 05
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 02/05/2013 7:00pm 02/05/2013 8:30pm America/New_York Weighing In... Eating Disorders and the Family: Challenges Amidst Social Pressure, Weight Stigma, and the Media 30 million people suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). These disorders are serious, biologically based illnesses that are increasing among our youth, are linked to other addictive behaviors, and can lead to severe, chronic conditions, and even death. Meanwhile, society’s focus on curbing obesity can be very confusing, and ... 200 Glen Ave Millburn, NJ 07041 <p> Lara Gregorio</p> <p> lgregorio@myneda.org</p>

200 Glen Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041

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