Massachusetts Medical Society: Eating Disorder Resources for Physicians and Patients

Eating Disorder Resources for Physicians and Patients

The following resources are listed for informational purposes and represents only a partial listing of available resources. Inclusion on this list in no way indicates endorsement or recommendation of the organization or the products and services provided by the organization. The description for each resource was obtained from its web site or representative.

The Academy for Eating Disorders

The AED is a professional organization focusing on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other related disorders. AED develops initiatives for the primary and secondary prevention of eating disorders and provides educational resources regarding eating disorder awareness to professionals and the general public.

6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 556-9222

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders

The American Academy is a non-profit organization that maintains quality standards for the provision of treatment in the addictive disorders. The Academy was created to establish a set of standards of competence for addiction treatment professionals throughout the world

767C Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Fax: 617-492-3183 

The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center

The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center provides information and countless resources to those suffering from eating disorders in order to help them live healthy lives. The Center is committed to the prevention and treatment of all forms of eating disorders.

2923 Sandy Pointe, Suite 6
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 792-7463 

Gurze Books

Gurze Books is a publishing company that specializes in publications and education on eating disorders. This company is committed to providing quality information on eating disorders recovery, research, education, advocacy, and prevention.

PO Box 2238
Carlsbad, CA 92018
24 hour phone: 800-756-7533 or 60-434-7533
Fax: 760-434-5476

Healing Connections

Healing Connections is a non-profit organization focused on education, prevention, intervention, advocacy and financial assistance for those suffering from anorexia and bulimia. It offers education, prevention and advocacy programs for patients, and raises money for patients who can no longer afford treatment.

1461A First Ave, PMB 303
NY, NY 10021

International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals

IAEDP provides quality education and high-level training for healthcare professionals on the entire spectrum of eating disorders. The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals also certifies professionals who successfully complete the academic course work and pass a written examination.

427 Whooping Loop Suite 1819
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Phone: 407-831-7099
Fax: 407-831-2661

Multi-service Eating Disorders Association, Inc.

MEDA's mission is to prevent the continued spread of eating disorders through educational awareness and early detection. MEDA serves as a support network and as a resource to individuals recovering from eating disorders through self-esteem, nutrition, and body image workshops. MEDA offers consultations for healthcare professionals and training throughout the year on various eating disorders topics to hospitals and private practices.

92 Pearl Street
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 558-1881 

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

The ANAD provides programs for all eating disorders. The organization offers support groups in all 50 states and 14 countries and offers counseling and information via telephone hotline and e-mail.

PO Box 7
Highland Park, IL  60035
Hotline 847-831-3438

The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems

The NAPHS works with hospitals and outpatient programs to deliver effective treatment for children, adolescents, and adults suffering from eating disorders. The Association of Behavioral Group Practices (ABGP) merged with the NAPHS in 1991 to become a special-interest section committed to advocating for a marketplace in which behavioral group practices can deliver effective, quality healthcare services.

325 Seventh Street, NW, Suite 625
Washington, DC 20004-2802
Phone: 202-393-6700
Fax: 202-783-6041

The National Eating Disorders Association

The National Eating Disorders Association is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders, eliminate body dissatisfaction, and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder as well as those concerned with body image, eating, and weight issues.

603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101-1264
Phone: 206-382-3587
Fax: 206-829-8501
Toll-Free Information & Referral Helpline: 800-931-2237

The National Mental Illness Screening Project, Eating Disorders Screening Program

The National Eating Disorders Screening Program is a large scale screening program for eating disorders which takes place annually during Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The program includes an educational presentation for patients on eating disorders and/or related topics, a written screening test and the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a health professional. It also provides individuals with information about how to help friends or family members who may be suffering from an eating disorder.

One Washington Street, Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02181
(781) 239-0071

The Renfrew Center

The Renfrew Center provides training programs, conferences, and seminars for professionals in the healthcare arena in order to assist them in dealing with eating disorders. The center also makes available an array of books, videos, and audiotapes to educate professionals on eating disorders.

7700 Renfrew Lane
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

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