Resources: 3rd Party Links
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Resource Links by Category
3rd Party Resource Links are based on recommendations from F.E.A.S.T. Community Members and are listed for informational purposes only. We believe parents should research and evaluate a wide range of information in order to make decisions that work for their own family situation and their loved-one's needs.
F.E.A.S.T. is not able to evaluate the philosophy, quality, effectiveness, legal status, or organizational structure of the resources, blogs, or organizations listed here. These listings do not imply an endorsement or referral for a specific treatment program or provider by F.E.A.S.T. Information from other ED Advocacy Organizations may not be evidence-based, or in accordance with F.E.A.S.T.'s Principles, and the listing of an organization on our website does not signify a partnership relationship with F.E.A.S.T..
Around the World Listings (subdivided by country)
Blogs by Advocates, Scientists and/or Recovered Patients
- "ED Bites" Blog by Carrie Arnold
ED Bites is a science-based blog on eating disorders by recovered patient and advocate, science writer, and F.E.A.S.T. Advisor, Carrie Arnold.
- Science of Eating Disorders
Science of Eating Disorders: Making Sense of the Latest Findings in Eating Disorders Research
- US NIMH Director's Blog
US NIMH Director's Blog by Thomas Insel, PhD. posts can be filtered by tags (i.e. eating disorders)
- Your Eatopia Blog by Gwyneth Olwyn
Gwyneth Olwyn works as a Patient Advocate for Eating Disorder sufferers. Her focus is on science-based information on remission from restrictive eating disorders.
Blogs by Caregivers
- Andrea's Voice
The story told in this blog has been published as a book, "Andrea's Voice," by Doris Smeltzer.
- Eating disorders in boys: my teenage son's recovery from anorexia.
By Bev Mattocks, F.E.A.S.T. parent and writer. This blog has been published in book form: "Please Eat," and "When Anorexia Came to Visit."
- Eva Musby's Blog
What began as a blog has now become a book. "Anorexia and other eating disorders: how to help your child eat well and be well", by F.E.A.S.T. parent, Eva Musby.
- Getting On
"Getting On" is written by a F.E.A.S.T. parent, and includes a lot of information about eating disorders, particularly of adults, to parents and other loved ones written by a parent who also recovered from an eating disorder.
- Laura's Soap Box
Laura Collins' personal blog on issues relating to eating disorders, advocacy, and life in general.
- Nourishing My Son
"Our 11-year old son dropped 20 pounds in just two months. That was the beginning of an unexpected, difficult and emotional journey for our family. At the four month mark he stopped losing weight -- but continues his obsession with food and body image."
- Rally for Recovery: Maudsley Mom
This blog documents a daughter's recovery from anorexia using a Maudsley inspired treatment method, also known as Family Based Treatment (not to be confused with Family Based Therapy).
Blogs by ED Treatment Professionals
- Dr. Sarah Ravin's Professional Blog
Dr. Sarah Ravin, PhD, is an independent treatment provider and a F.E.A.S.T. Advisor who writes articles of interest to caregivers.
- Eating Disorder Therapy LA, Blog
by Dr. Lauren Muhlheim
- EXCHANGES: Blog of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED)
Established in 2003, the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program emerged from the vision and passion of a concerned mother who vowed that no other parent should have to endure the hardship that her family endured in finding appropriate treatment.
Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED, Distinguished Professor, and F.E.A.S.T. Advisor is Director of Research for UNC CEED.
- One More Bite Blog by Joy Jacobs, PhD
This blog includes insights and information on family-based treatment. Dr. Joy Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, author and F.E.A.S.T. Advisor.
- The Emily Program Blog with Dr. Mark Warren and others
The Emily Program Blog includes articles of interest to caregivers by Medical Director and F.E.A.S.T. Advisor, Mark Warren, MD.
- The Kartini Clinic Blog, by Julie O'Toole
Julie O'Toole, MD is the Founder and Director of The Kartini Clinic and is a F.E.AS.T. Advisor. Her blog contains many articles aimed at educating caregivers and allows comments.
Caregiver Produced Video Resources
- "Help your child eat with trust, not logic: the bungee jump"
Published on Mar 20, 2014 by Eva Musby (5 minutes)
How to help your loved one eat or tolerate distress in spite of anorexia or another eating or anxiety disorder. Imagine you were to take a bungee jump. What could your instructor do to help you? What would make it worse? One principle is to inspire trust, rather than use logic.
- Anorexia: What We Wish We Had Understood
This 40 minute documentary can be viewed in short sections and includes important information on topics including: "An Anorexic's Internal World", "The Most Successful Treatment", "Helpful Skills for Parents", and "The Dangers of Food Restriction and Excessive Exercise."
- C&M ED Productions
In 2011, two parents from the the Around the Dinner Table Forum joined forces to create a series of animated video clips for teaching Caregivers and Clinicians caregiving and motivational interviewing skills. Includes the favorites: "State not Weight" and "Modelling Effective Parenting for Eating Disorders"
- Do Parents Cause Eating Disorders?
Laura Collins, author of Eating With Your Anorexic, and F.E.A.S.T. Founder, interviews experts in anorexia and bulimia and other eating disorders. Created in 2007. (3.5 minutes)
Caregiver Support Tools
- 5 Questions: James Lock on guidelines for treating teens’ eating disorders
July 6, 2015
James Lock, co-author of the first set of guidelines for treating adolescents with eating disorders, discusses why evidence-based therapies for these common and serious conditions are so important.
- Dr. James Greenblatt Interview
An audio interview by F.E.A.S.T. Founder, Laura Collins, with Dr. James Greenblatt about his book, "Answers to Anorexia." Recorded in October 2010, the author outlines an innovative protocol for anorexia treatment that involves nutritional supplementation, digestive enzymes, and individualized testing for the use of psychiatric medicines.
Spanish Resources/Informacion En Espanol
- Diez Cosas que Quiero que los Padres Sepan Sobre la Anorexia
Diez Cosas que Quiero que los Padres Sepan Sobre la Anorexia
por Carrie Arnold, F.E.A.S.T. Advisor, Patient Advocate, Science Writer
- Maudsley Parents en Español
Bienvenidos a Maudsley Parents. Somos una organización de padres de familia voluntarios, quienes hemos ayudado a nuestros hijos a recuperarse de su problema de anorexia y bulimia, utilizando un tratamiento basada en la familia conocida como el método Maudsley. En el tratamiento, basado en la familia, los padres son considerados como recurso y parte de la solución de las dificultades alimenticias de sus hijos.
- UNC Eating Disorders Program, Spanish Web Pages
Information on Eating Disorders from The University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, UNC Eating Disorders Program
Vault: Blog Archives
- "FEASTing on Research" Blog Archive
The FEASTing on Research Blog was written for F.E.A.S.T. by recoverd patient, science writer, and F.E.A.S.T. Advisor Carrie Arnold. This blog was archived in 2010.
- "Nourishing Words" from ATDT Parents
Now archived, F.E.A.S.T. maintained a blog made up of (almost daily) quotes from Around the Dinner Table Forum member posts. These words are just as inspiring today as they were from October 2010 to July of 2014.
- Adapted to Famine Blog by Shan Guisinger, PhD
Last active in 2014. Dr Shan Guisinger seeks to understand how biological, psychological, and social factors interact as a way to understand eating disorders.
- Anorexia Dad
Last active in 2010.
- Binge Eating and Bulimia: the Latest Psychological Research on EDs
Last Active in 2013. A blog on Binge Eating and Bulimia by psychologist Sumati Gupta, PhD.
- contre l’anorexie… inform-empower-educate & heal
Last active in 2010.
- Couples and Anorexia
Last active in 2011.
- Dads And Daughters With Eating Disorders
Last active in 2009.
- Feed Me!, by Harriet Brown
Last active in 2012. "Dear readers, I have loved creating and keeping up this blog. But all good things come to an end. This one truly came to an end about a year ago, but I am only now getting around to making it official. I will no longer be posting here, but I will leave up the archived posts, in the hope that they might help or be of interest. I'll be blogging again someday, I'm sure. But for now, find me on Twitter or Facebook, and stay well. Yours, Harriet"
- Getting Rid of the E.D.
Last active in 2011.
- The Blog of Woodland Forge by Dr. Ellen Davis
Last Active in 2014