--Adolescent program parent
We're appreciative of this blog post by Dr. Julie O'Toole from the Kartini Clinic on anorexia and compulsive exercise. An important and informative post for patients, families, and professionals on the difficulty and necessity of addressing this life threatening behavior.
Exercise and the Severely Anorexic Patient
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Thanks to those of you who joined us last night at Aimee Liu's presentation. We had a great turnout! Prior to her presentation, Aimee Liu handed out signed copies of her latest book, "Restoring our Bodies, Reclaiming our Lives," a compilation of letters from individuals in various stages of recovery. Later, during her talk, she read aloud quotes from these letters, and shared with the audience what she discovered to be the three stages of recovery:
Turning point (the time in which an individual realizes he/she needs help)
Setting the stage for recovery
Restoration (finding yourself)
Aimee Liu also shared her own success story about her battle with an eating disorder during college and how she persevered to regain her life.
Check out these images from last night's event featuring CCED's co-founder and Medical Director Mark Warren MD and renowned author Aimee Liu:
Join us on Monday as we promote hope and support for healthy living. CCED is sponsoring the Eating Disorder Network’s one-hour presentation, “Restoring our Bodies, Reclaiming our Lives,” this Monday, March 12, at John Carroll University’s Dolan Center. The event features renowned author Aimee Liu as she discusses her latest book, “Restoring our Bodies, Reclaiming our Lives: Guidance and Reflections on Recovery from Eating Disorders.”
In this book, Liu chronicles dozens of first-person accounts of recovery by including letters from men and women in various stages of healing. In addition, the book includes informative sidebars written by leading industry professionals to answer essential questions about the road to recovery.
The event is free and open to the public. It is designed to provide support and education for children and adults suffering from an eating disorder, as well as promote hope for healthy living.
We encourage you to join us and register for this important event.
What: “Restoring our Bodies, Reclaiming our Lives”
When: March 12 at 7:30 p.m., meet and greet begins at 7:00 p.m.
Who: Eating Disorder Network, and supporting sponsors: Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders and John Carroll University
Where: Dolan Center at John Carroll University
Register: Call 216-765-0500 or sign up online. Walk-ins are welcome!
By Dr. Mark Warren with contributions by Sarah Emerman
For many years, males with eating disorders were considered to be very rare as the illnesses are often misunderstood to be a “girl’s disease”. Family, friends, medical and education professionals are historically less likely to identify boys as having an eating disorder, thus resulting in under-diagnosis of eating disorders in males. With publication of an article by Dr. James Hudson (2007) of Harvard University, views on the prevalence of eating disorders in males have shifted considerably as Dr Hudson found that approximately 1 in 4 patients with a diagnosis of an eating disorder were men. With greater awareness and research comes the hope that males will be more able and willing to receive necessary diagnosis and treatment.
For more information on eating disorders in males please check out the following article:
Disclaimer: Please be advised the link below displays images that some may find disturbing.
Boys dying to be thin:the new face of anorexia
Please also check out Dr. Warren's professional perspective on males and eating disorders in the Spring 2012 issue of Your Teen magainze.
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