Eating Disorder Awareness 2018


Anyone can develop an eating disorder, no matter their age, gender, or background. In recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we’ll be sharing resources, articles, and facts about a range of eating disorders and related conditions. 

Did you know…?

  • 30 Million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating disorder during their lifetime.
  • An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder.
  • Girls and young women aged 12-20 are at most risk of developing an eating disorder.
  • Up to 25% of reported cases could be boys and men.
  • Eating disorders were first observed as early as 1680.

You can find more information about finding support for eating disorders here:

BEAT - the UK's Eating Disorder charity.
National Eating Disorders Association - NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Essential Reading

Evidence-Based Treatments and the Atypical/Complex Conundrum,
from Clinical Handbook of Complex and Atypical Eating Disorders

Defining eating disorders
from Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders: What We Know and What We Don't Know (2 ed.)

The Unified Protocol for Eating Disorders,
from Applications of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders

Emotion Regulation and Eating Disorders
from Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders
from The Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Updated and Expanded Edition

Moderators and Mediators of Treatments for Youth With Eating Disorders
from Moderators and Mediators of Youth Treatment Outcomes

From the OUP Blog:

Mood food: a brief look at addictive eating

The important role of palatable food in eating disorders