Eating Disorders

There are several different types of eating disorders, ranging from anorexia to bulimia, to nocturnal eating disorder and orthorexia. What they all have in common is their classification as a mental health disorder, causing an individual to have abnormal eating habits with serious physical or mental health consequences. Causes of eating disorders can vary widely, from biological and genetic disorders to underlying mental health issues, to environmental and social ideals and pressures. Treatments for eating disorders can be effective, and strong, caring support networks in place can help tremendously. Anyone, at any time, can face eating disorder issues. If you have a child or teen who may be exhibiting signs of an eating disorder, a professional can help diagnose, and create a treatment plan for them. If you, or a friend or loved one need empathetic and understanding sources of support and information to help manage an eating disorder, Kinjunxion is here to help. We are here to provide you with the resources you need.

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Midlife Eating Disorders

Your Journey to Recovery

Explores the nature of midlife eating disorders, looking at why they develop, how their unique challenges set them apart from those that occur earlier in life, and the path to recovery.

Assessment of Eating Disorders

Concise and practical yet comprehensive, this unique book provides a clear framework and a range of up-to-date tools for assessing patients with eating disorders. Leading clinicians and researchers describe the nuts and bolts of using diagnostic interviews, standardized databases, structured instruments, self-report and family-based measures, medical and nutritional assessment, ecological momentary assessment, and strategies for evaluating body image disturbance. Concrete examples and sample forms are included throughout, and the concluding chapter discusses how to use assessment data in individualized treatment planning.

Eating Disorders and the Brain

Why is the brain important in eating disorders? This ground-breaking new book describes how increasingly sophisticated neuroscientific approaches are revealing much about the role of the brain in eating disorders. Even more importantly, it discusses how underlying brain abnormalities and dysfunction may contribute to the development and help in the treatment of these serious disorders. Neuropsychological studies show impairments in specific cognitive functions, especially executive and visuo-spatial skills. Neuroimaging studies show structural and functional abnormalities, including cortical atrophy and neural circuit abnormalities, the latter appearing to be playing a major part in the development of anorexia nervosa. Neurochemistry studies show dysregulation within neurotransmitter systems, with effects upon the modulation of feeding, mood, anxiety, neuroendocrine control, metabolic rate, sympathetic tone and temperature. The first chapter, by an eating disorders clinician, explains the importance of a neuroscience perspective for clinicians. This is followed by an overview of the common eating disorders, then chapters on what we know of them from studies of neuroimaging, neuropsychology and neurochemistry. The mysterious phenomenon of body image disturbance is then described and explained from a neuroscience perspective. The next two chapters focus on neuroscience models of eating disorders, the first offering an overview and the second a new and comprehensive explanatory model of anorexia nervosa. The following two chapters offer a clinical perspective, with attention on the implications of a neuroscience perspective for patients and their families, the second providing details of clinical applications of neuroscience understanding. The final chapter looks to the future. This book succinctly reviews current knowledge about all these aspects of eating disorder neuroscience and explores the implications for treatment. It will be of great interest to all clinicians (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, dieticians, paediatricians, physicians, physiotherapists) working in eating disorders, as well as to neuroscience researchers.

Eating Disorders

Everything You Need to Know

Revised and updated. In a society where people have access to healthy, nutritious food, why do so many -- especially girls and young women - develop eating disorders that can lead to illness, psychological anguish, organ damage and death? This revised and updated edition of Eating Disorders provides expert advice on the causes, effects and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating and a host of less familiar eating disorders. The authoritative text is non-technical and accessible. Topics include: Early warning signs Genetic predisposition Feeding disorders of infancy and early childhood Complicating factors such as pregnancy, diabetes and substance abuse The recovery process Updated medical and psychological treatment options Practical tips on how family and friends can help. The book is organized into the following chapters: Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Other Eating Disorders Factors That Complicate Eating Disorders Understanding Eating Disorders Medical Treatment Medications That May Help Psychological Treatment The Road to Recovery. Supplemented by case studies and personal insights from men and women recovering from these conditions, Eating Disorders is an intelligent, sensitive guide to a complex and disturbingly common problem.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders: The Facts is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the major eating disorders namely anorexia nervosa, anorexia nervosa not for weight or shape, exercise disorder, bulimia nervosa, purging disorder, rumination disorder, binge eating disorder and atypical. Sympathetically and clearly written, this guide considers why eating disorders occur, and then looks at each in turn, describing the eating behaviours, diagnosis, and treatments available.The opening chapters tackle adolescent eating behaviours and infertility, pregnancy and the postpartum period. Case histories and patient perspectives provide insights into the mind of the eating disorder sufferer, making it easier for patients and their families to relate to the topics discussed. Revised and updated new topics include contribution of epigenetics (in utero contribution), attachment in perinatal and early years, and the negative and positive impact of the internet and social media. Eating Disorders: The Facts provides an authoritative resource on eating disorders that will prove valuable for sufferers and their families.

Eating Disorders

A Reference Sourcebook

Offers a collection of articles which discuss the causes, symptoms, health and psychological effects, and treatments of eating disorders, and provides a directory of facilities and programs designed to help people with these disorders.

Eating Disorders

A Guide to Medical Care and Complications

Eating disorders present diagnostic and treatment challenges to clinicians. While such disorders need both medical and psychological treatment, patients may be too medically ill for a thorough psychiatric evaluation and may be misunderstood by many primary care physicians. In this book, Drs. Philip S. Mehler and Arnold E. Andersen provide a user-friendly and comprehensive guide for primary care physicians, mental health professionals, and others who encounter patients who have eating disorders. Mehler and Andersen identify common medical complications that people who have eating disorders face and answer questions about how to treat them. They also cover such serious complications as osteoporosis, cardiac arrhythmia, electrolyte abnormalities, and gastrointestinal sequelae. Incorporating illustrative case studies, medical background on the complications, guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, and an up-to-date list of selected references, chapters cover important topics including team treatment and nutritional rehabilitation. Care of the patient who is very medically compromised is based on extensive experience. The authors also address special areas of concern, such as athletes who have eating disorders, males with eating disorders, and the pharmacological treatment of obesity. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of Eating Disorders, Drs. Mehler and Andersen - discuss the results of recent randomized control trials- include new chapters on diabetes in eating disorders, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal complications, involuntary feeding, and innovative psychological strategies- present a fresh consideration of ethical conflicts, including involuntary treatment, harm reduction, palliative care, and futility- focus on evidence-based solutions- provide information pertinent to worried families and nonmedical professionals like teachers and coaches, including recent genetic findings- take a holistic approach that considers both the physical and mental health of the patient This classic foundational guide will help primary care and mental health professionals to understand and more effectively address the complex concerns of patients who have eating disorders.

The Treatment of Eating Disorders

A Clinical Handbook

Eminently practical and authoritative, this comprehensive clinical handbook brings together leading international experts on eating disorders to describe the most effective treatments and how to implement them. Coverage encompasses psychosocial, family-based, medical, and nutritional therapies for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other eating disorders and disturbances. Especially noteworthy are "mini-manuals" that present the nuts and bolts of 11 of the treatment approaches, complete with reproducible handouts and forms. The volume also provides an overview of assessment, treatment planning, and medical management issues. Special topics include psychiatric comorbidities, involuntary treatment, support for caregivers, childhood eating disorders, and new directions in treatment research and evaluation.

Neurobiology in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

This book describes the clinical heterogeneity and diagnosis of eating disorders. It presents advances in neurobiological research and also discusses treatments. The aim is to make accessible to clinicians the recent advances in the neurosciences and suggest how to incorporate the data in a treatment setting. The authors have also presented their concepts and ideas on the future directions in this area. The book is to be published in time for a large eating disorders meeting in New York, April 1998.

Handbook Eating Disorders

Psychology, Physiology, And Treatment

This unique, up-to-date volume not only provides state-of-the-art discussions of the three major eating disorders—anorexia, bulimia, and obesity—by the foremost authorities in the field, but also focuses on all aspects of these disorders, from the health consequences and epidemiology to inpatient and outpatient treatment. Complete references and ample clinical examples make this an essential resource for researchers and clinicians in psychology, psychiatry, medicine, human development, and nutrition.

Coping with Eating Disorders

Describes the different kinds of eating disorders, what can cause them, and what can be done about them.

First Steps Out of Eating Disorders

A complete overview of how to live with and eventually overcome an eating disorder A supportive and accessible guide, this work draws on the extensive experiences of two professional psychologists to explain what constitutes an eating disorder, common issues those with eating disorders face, and what to do about getting better. The book is written primarily for sufferers but with those who care for sufferers in mind, so that it can be an invaluably useful guide for both alike.

Eating Disorder Recovery

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McMaster Children's Hospital - Pediatric Eating Disorders Program - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 4

Provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment for all new patients with eating problems on an in-patient, out-patient, day-treatment basis. Families and caregivers are integral to the treatment process. Further information is available from the National Eating Disorders Information Centre at 1-866-NEDIC-20 or www.nedic.ca

Halton Healthcare - Mental Health - Eating Disorders Clinic - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Provides services for youth and adults struggling with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa * helps to eliminate or reduce symptoms of their eating disorder and develop adaptive strategies * as a member of Central West Eating Disorder Program (CWEDP), the team works in partnership with Treillis Mental Health and Developmental Services, Trillium Health Partners and William Osler Health System

Services include:
  • psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • individual, group and family counselling
  • nutritional assessment and counselling
  • family support and education

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Eating Disorder Program - Charlton Campus

Offers an outpatient group program for people with eating disorders.

ROCK - Danielle's Place - Eating Disorder Support and Resource Centre - Burlington - Brant St

Support individuals who are at-risk of developing an eating disorder and to promote overall physical and mental wellness.

* offer a variety of self-esteem, body image, social skills, and other wellness-based group services for children, youth and their caregivers including:

* ROCK's Girl Talk
* Dove Self-Esteem Project
* Boys ROCK
* Active Parenting
* educational workshops and seminars

* operates under ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) as the lead agency for child and youth mental in Halton and is available to provide therapy for individuals under 18 yrs and their families

Trillium Health Partners - Eating Disorders Treatment Program - Credit Valley Hospital

Inpatient, day patient, transition and outpatient treatment * nutritional rehabilitation, skills acquisition and psychotherapy * support is available for family members and significant others

Body Brave

Provides support and guidance to anyone struggling with body image issues, disordered eating and eating disorders.

Services include:
* Support groups
* Workshops
* Gentle yoga
* Support for families and friends
* Meditation
* Individual psychotherapy

Goodwill, The Amity Group - Stairways Coffee House Services - 225 King William St

An approved caterer for the City of Hamilton, that helps people overcome employment barriers, and works with both individuals and employers to find employment solutions.

Goodwill, The Amity Group - Stairways Coffee House Services - 225 King William St

An approved caterer for the City of Hamilton, that helps people overcome employment barriers, and works with both individuals and employers to find employment solutions.

Homewood Health Centre - Eating Disorders Program

Inpatient eating disorders program. Therapies used to help patients restore healthy attitudes and eating habits, and develop positive body image:
* voluntary, group-based, recovery-oriented approach
* comprehensive assessment and intensive treatment
* trauma support groups
* problematic substance abuse treatment
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
* Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

St. Peter's Hospital - Movement Disorders Clinic

This clinic offers a Neurologist specializing in movement disorders.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Seniors Mental Health Unit - West 5th Campus, Harbour East Unit, Level 1, Block E

A 12 bed assessment and treatment unit providing a therapeutic environment to those whose recovery from psychiatric disease is complicated by age-related issues. Programs available are most appropriate for those who present primarily with mood disorders and late-onset psychotic disorders.

Westfield Heritage Village - Ironwood Teahouse (The)

Hall rental - capacity 110