Resources to Learn More About Eating Disorders

Online Resources

  • Maudsley Parents: Family-based treatment for eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa.
  • F.E.A.S.T - Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders: an organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.
  • National Eating Disorders Association: - Or call their helpline: 800-931-2237
  • Academy for Eating Disorders:
  • Something Fishy, Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with Eating Disorders, and their loved-ones:
  • Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center:
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Reducing the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior:
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders:
    Hotline: 847-831-3438- Someone will be able to assist you Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. CST
  • DBT Self Help: Life Skills for Emotional Health:
  • Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. - Information and Resources:
  • King's College London - Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley:
  • For the freshest and sassiest news on research and treatment of eating disorders, visit the: Are YOU "Eating With Your Anorexic" blog at:
  • Harriet Brown's web site:
  • Harriet Brown NY Times article: "Well-Intentioned Food Police May Create Havoc With Children's Diets"
  • Gurze Books - Eating Disorders Resources: - "Specializing in eating disorders publications and education since 1980."

References and Books of Interest:

  • Eating With Your Anorexic , by Laura Collins (McGraw-Hill, 2005). Foreword by Dr. James Lock, Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.
    "Inspired by the Maudsley approach, the Collins family learned to treat their daughter's anorexia nervosa with a medicine universally available: food. Plus some love, common sense, and a few laughs."
     - Laura Collins is a freelance writer from the Washington, DC area.
  • Written by James Lock, Daniel le Grange, Stanford psychiatry professor W. Stewart Agras and Christopher Dare, Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach (Guilford Press, 2001) makes the Maudsley approach accessible to therapists worldwide.
  • Gurze Books - Eating Disorders Resources:
    "Specializing in eating disorders publications and education since 1980."