Eating Disorder Resources

Anorexia Nervosa (AN)

  • Restricting type
  • Binge/purge type

Bulimia Nervosa (BN)

  • Purging type
  • Non-purging type

Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Orthorexia (Clean/correct eating obsession)

Anorexia Athletica (Exercise addiction/ Exercise bulimia/ Female athlete triad)

Bigorexia (Muscle dysmorphia)

Pica (Eating non-food items)

Night Eating Syndrome (NES)

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Rumination (Chew and spit)

National Eating Disorder Association
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. The site offers substantial resources about all aspects of eating disorders.

Binge Eating Disorder Association
BEDA has now merged with NEDA and ar a national organization focused on providing leadership, recognition, prevention, and treatment of BED and associated weight stigma. Through outreach, education and advocacy, BEDA facilitates increased awareness and proper diagnosis of BED, and promotes excellence in care for those who live with, and those who treat, binge eating disorder and its associated conditions.

Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide
This site offers an array of resources with accurate information specific to bulimia nervosa, which are appropriate to aid families, friends, professionals and sufferers with the recovery process.

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach and education related to health promotion, including all eating disorders, positive body image, and self-esteem. This multi-faceted organization offers educational presentations, support groups for those struggling and for their family and friends, advocacy for mental health legislation, toll-free national phone help line, as well as referrals, training, support and mentoring services all free of charge.

Comprehensive Guide to Eating Disorders and How to Help 

This is a comprehensive guide that covers each eating disorder specifically, along with eating disorders as a whole. The guide thoroughly explains each type of eating disorder, the warning signs, symptoms, causes, diagnostic criteria, and effects. You can find answers to common questions, up-to-date statistics, treatment options, and links to additional resources.

Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorder Hope’s mission is to offer hope, information and resources to individual eating disorder sufferers, their family members and treatment providers.

Break Binge Eating

Break Binge Eating is a comprehensive website dedicated to providing all the scientific information you need in relation to eating disorders, including their nature, causes, consequences, statistics, and treatments. The information is designed to be applicable to anyone; ranging from those who simply want to learn more about eating disorders to those who are in need of evidence-based self-help strategies for their problematic eating behavior and body image concerns.

Not Your Average Nutritionist -Libby Parker, MS, RD
Libby is a top eating disorder professional and dietitian serving San Luis Obispo County. She works one-on-one with clients, as well as with Cal Poly college students and athletes. Libby offers a tremendous variety of services and resources for individuals and professionals, including health presentations for groups. Her website contains up-to-date information, insights and online education. She regularly holds Facebook live sessions answering any health or eating disorder related questions. Personally, Libby has been the most influential professional in my own recovery.

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
EDreferral is a comprehensive and easy to search database of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorder treatment professionals. The site offers ways to locate treatment and providers near you.

Families Empowered & Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders
F.E.A.S.T. is an international organization of and for caregivers of eating disorder patients. F.E.A.S.T. serves families by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.

EQUIP: Eating Disorder Treatment that Works -Delivered at Home

Equip is transforming eating disorder treatment through virtual family-based care that promises lasting recovery at home. We’ve reimagined gold standard treatment to provide all families with care from experts in the field and people who’ve been there. Our care model combines evidence-based treatment with the wisdom of people who’ve been there. Equip provides each patient with a five-person dedicated care team including a therapist, dietician, physician, and peer & family mentor. Insurance accepted.

Gurze/Salucore Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue
The Most Widely-Used Resource in the Eating Disorder Field since 1980.

Eating Disorder Medical Stabilization Program at Torrance Memorial
Dr. Linda Schack facilitates one of the few comprehensive medical stabilization programs available in the United States that is capable of treating some of the most severe and complicated eating disorder cases. The program is very private and individualized led by an advanced interdisciplinary team and compassionate nurses. Dr. Schack and her extensive, dedicated team are responsible for saving my life in 2009. It is fortunate that such an essential program exists.

Maudsley Parents
Maudsley Parents offers information on eating disorders and family-based treatment, family stories of recovery, supportive parent-to-parent advice, and treatment information for families who opt for family-based Maudsley treatment.

The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders
N.A.M.E.D. is a nationwide professional association committed to leadership in the field of male eating disorders. It aims to provide support for males affected by eating disorders, provide access to collective expertise, and promote the development of effective clinical intervention and research in this population.

National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. The site offers many resources, education and help for mental illnesses.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The site also offers other resources including crisis centers and ways to access help.

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating and other eating disorders using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
ANAD is a non-profit corporation that seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Its site offers many resources including ANAD support groups that can be located near you.

Project Heal
Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept and Live) is a not-for-profit organization in the United States and Canada. It provides scholarship funding for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment, promotes healthy body image and self-esteem.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Eat Right is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals offering helpful information along with a database for finding a registered dietician in your area.

Psychology Today                                                                                                                                                                      

Psychology Today is the #1 source of referrals online. It offers one of the largest professional databases of professionals with an easy to use search feature to find help near your designated location. Quickly find a therapist, psychiatrist, treatment center, or support that matches your specific criteria.

Addiction Center -Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders commonly co-occur with substance abuse, addiction and alcoholism. Addiction Center is a wonderful site that offers a 24/7 hotline, an array of in-depth and up-to-date information, treatment help and options, FAQ’s, support groups and many other helpful resources.

Eating Disorder Myths
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How To Face The 10 Fears Of Seeking Treatment For An Eating Disorder
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Recovery Acronyms
Helpful Acronyms to aid you on your way to recovery

12 Things You Shouldn’t Say to People Recovering From Eating Disorders
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13 Lies About Eating Disorders That Almost Stopped Me From Reaching Recovery
Common eating disorder lies exposed to bring awareness and help others not fall victim.
Written by Brittany Burgunder. Published by Elite Daily.


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