Monthly Archives: December 2010

Inside iaedp: Eating Disorders in the News Dec 16 2010

Eating Disorders Rising Problem in Orthodox Jewish Women
The Jerusalem Post – 15 Dec 2010   Health experts say eating disorders are a serious, underreported disease among Orthodox Jewish women and to a lesser extent others in the Jewish community, as many families are reluctant to acknowledge the illness at all and often seek help only when a girl is on the verge of hospitalization Study:  Soldiers Use Extreme Methods to Meet Military Weight Rules – 7 Dec 2010    Soldiers are dangerously starving themselves, gobbling diet pills and laxatives – even resorting to costly liposuction surgery – all to meet the Army’s weight standards and avoid losing their careers, according to military personnel who spoke to Army Times.  Study indicates 12% of Teens in Argentina have Eating 9 Dec 2010
Maria Bello, President of Aluba, who conducted this study was a presenter at the International Forum, at iaedp Symposium 2010 in Orlando FL.

Look for Your iaedp Symposium 2011 Brochure in Your Mailbox in the Next Few Days!
iaedp Office – 15 Dec 2010  The printing press has stopped, the postage and addresses added, and your copy of the brochure will arrive very soon!  After incorporating in 1985, iaedp held it’s first conference in 1987.  So Symposium 2011 continues the legacy in its 24th conference offering a program designed for you, the professional who works with patients in a therepeutic setting!  You can also download a copy of the brochure in PDF format.  Want to review the session descriptions, presenters bios, and more? 


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iaedp Symposium 2011 Brochure is coming to your mailbox!

The presses are rolling!  Watch for your copy of iaedp Symposium 2011 Brochure in your mail box in the next week!

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Why “Evidenced Based Treatment and Treatment Based Evidence”? will focus on the realities and challenges of our work with eating disorder clients – the essence of treatment. Current research has now validated as effective many of the treatment protocols that we, as clinicians, have utilized over the years. However, there are still those protocols that promote higher levels of functioning and recovery for our clients, but have yet to be supported by scientific evidence. It is our objective to bring forward and address those themes, topics, strategies, tools, and protocols that we know are powerful, transformative, and life-altering for our clients and their families.

iaedp Symposium 2011

Act now to be part of this outstanding program!


  • 28 Breakout Workshops
  • 4 Keynote Speakers
  • Master Training Series
  • Exceptional Lunch Speakers
  • Powerful Networking Opportunities
  • Exciting Art Exhibit and Reception
  • Red Carpet Film Premiere
  • Up to 29.5 hrs ce/cme

Value Pricing!

  • All Suite Luxury Resort

(Only $139 single, double, triple occupancy)

 Meals Included in Registration Fee:

  • Networking Breakfasts (Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • Networking Receptions (Thur, Fri)
  • Three Networking Luncheons (Thur, Fri, Sat)
  • Continuing the Legacy Banquet and Program

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Why should you attend? There is nothing more important than bringing people together to reaffirm the path forward!

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Inside iaedp: Is the Ballerina Eating Too Many Sugarplums? Dec 10 2010

Will “Black Swan” Encourage Eating Disorders?
The – 8 Dec 10

Black Swan” is a great movie. It’s also, as Julie put it, “eating disorder porn.” In the movie, Natalie Portman’s character not only shows signs of anorexia-she’s also bulimic. I had hoped this wouldn’t seem glamorous to teens and women seeing the movie since, well, Natalie’s character also totally loses it in a downward spiral. But apparently that’s not the case.   

American Academy of Pediatrics Revised Policy Statement on the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Revised Policy – December 2010

Pediatricians are called on to become involved in the identificationand management of eating disorders in several settings and atseveral critical points in the illness. In the primary carepediatrician’s practice, early detection, initial evaluation,and ongoing management can play a significant role in preventingthe illness from progressing to a more severe or chronic state.In the subspecialty setting, management of medical complications,provision of nutritional rehabilitation, and coordination withthe psychosocial and psychiatric aspects of care are often handledby pediatricians, especially those who have experience or expertisein the care of adolescents with eating disorders. In hospitaland day program settings, pediatricians are involved in programdevelopment, determining appropriate admission and dischargecriteria, and provision and coordination of care. Lastly, primarycare pediatricians need to be involved at local, state, andnational levels in preventive efforts and in providing advocacyfor patients and families.

Judging The Bodies In Ballet
The dancer cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy, “looked as if she’d eaten one sugarplum too many,” and that her Cavalier, “seems to have been sampling half the Sweet realm.”   
NYT 4 Dec 2010 – Some correspondents have argued that the body in ballet is ‘irrelevant.’ Sorry, but the opposite is true. If you want to make your appearance irrelevant to criticism, do not choose ballet as a career. The body in ballet becomes a subject of the keenest observation and the most intense discussion. I am severe – but ballet, as dancers know, is more so.”  The dancers he was critiquing are pictured in the picture on the left.  Then he defends his words in another article. 

The Huffington Post Responds
09 Dec 2010
Regarding the issue that is drawing most attention in Mr. Macaulay’s original article on NYC Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker and in his subsequent piece, “Judging the Bodies of Ballet” — his comments on the dancers’ physical appearance — I am compelled to ask that we put this into perspective. When we speak of ‘plump’, ‘fat’, or ‘chubby’ ballet dancers, particularly those working for professional companies, we are referring to men and women who are most certainly below the medically recommended weight for their height. They are just not thin enough to meet the critics ideals. These individuals, under any other circumstance, are considered ‘skinny’ to ‘dangerously thin’. 

These articles appeared in this week’s issue of Inside iaedp.  If you would like to get the full details, please join our mailing list at (The sign up box is in the lower left column of the page). 

Editorial Note:  iaedp does not endorse the content of any news story; we only report it.  It is not our goal to approve or condemn any news printed in our newsletter; our purpose is to inform our expert membership with the hope that they will comment on the various written articles (when available on the site of origination). We believe that current events and news/publicity regarding eating disorders are pertinent in many ways to influence patient care, create awareness, understand how media information (or mis-information) may influence our clients and their families, and be knowledgeable about new research. 

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Inside iaedp: Is Victoria’s Secret Peddling Eating Disorders? Dec 3 2010

 Give yourself a special present this holiday season!  Join us in March in sunny, warm Phoenix for Symposium 2011!  Click to review the exciting program details.  It won’t be the same if you aren’t there!

Eating Disorders in the News Dec 3, 2010  
Victoria's SecretIs Victoria’s Secret Peddling Eating Disorder Porn? 

CBS Online – 2 Dec 10

It’s “eating disorder porn,” says Harvard pediatrician Dr. Michael Rich. “They are a fantasy that drives you to extreme behaviors which require overcoming normal physiological and instinctual survival drive.”  Rich heads the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital Boston, which studies how kids are affected by images in movies, television and the Internet. He and other health professionals interviewed by CBS News worry that the ultra-thin models like those who appeared on the Victoria’s Secret show are pushing young women into unrealistic ideals and, in some cases, eating disorders.  “For most women, being 6’2″ and 112 pounds with big boobs and tight abs is just not doable,” …..   

top model 2010America’s Top Model Winner Sends Wrong Message – 2 Dec 10

What kind of messages is “America’s Next Top Model” sending to young girls when the latest winner 19-year old Ann Wards waist is so small that a man can fit his hands around it?  Ann Ward is 6’2″ and very thin. 

booksBooks on Prescription Scheme

WalesOnline.CO.UK 2 Dec 10

Doctors in Wales can now prescribe 32 books to help patients deal with mental health conditions ranging from eating disorders to stress.  These include titles on dementia to help people suffering from the disease manage their condition.  The books are available on prescription to borrow for free from every local library across Wales, as well as four prisons. 

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