Dr Cynthia Bulik

Prof Cynthia Bulik speaking on eating disorders, at the University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2015. This public talk was part of Cindy’s visit to promote the Australian arm of the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative, to which New Zealand is contributing samples.

Poodle Science

An animated video exposing the limitations of current research on weight and health. To learn more about the Health At Every Size® approach, please visit us at: Association for Size Diversity and Health at
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Dr Laura Hill TED X Eating Disorders from the Inside Out

Calm, pleasure and satisfaction is what most people experience after eating. But for people with eating disorders, food brings anxiety, disturbance and  noise.  Dr. Hill takes a look from the inside out from the “sound” to the biology of these diseases and how the future holds a different approach to manage the illness while bringing these patients hope.


Diabulimia is where people with Type 1 diabetes deliberately give themselves less insulin than they need, for the purpose of weight loss Gemma, Nabeelah and Becky are some of thousands of people who suffer from Diabulimia. Usual eating disorder treatment does not work, but medical experts hope to change that.  If you have been affected by the issues raised in this documentary, the following organizations within the UK may be able to help:

Eating Disorders: What Pediatricians and Parents Should Know

Rebecka Peebles, MD discusses child and adolescent eating disorders at the Maudsley Parents Boston Conference on Adolescent Eating Disorders on September 28, 2012.

Dr. Sara Buckelew

(Visit: Anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescents. Research shows that early detection and prompt intervention may prevent as many as two‐thirds of patients from developing a more serious eating disorder. Dr. Sara Buckelew discusses how to identify an eating disorder, early intervention and prevention. Recorded on 11/05/2014. Series: “UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public” [1/2015] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 28906]

Dr. Laura Hill: The Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

Neurobiology of Eating Disorders:  Laura Hill, PhD, President & CEO of The Center for Balanced Living, explains how far eating disorder research has come since the 1980’s, what the future of research looks like, and what makes individuals susceptible to developing an eating disorder.

Eva Musby: Stuck & not eating! Anorexia/ eating disorders: parents’ meal support tips

This video outlines the range of approaches that have worked for others using family-based treatment, and what we know from research.

Target Weights Being Set Too Low

This video by Tabitha Farrar, is about target weights being set too low in anorexia recovery, and what this does to the patient. Setting target weights too low can put someone in a place of mental discomfort and physical danger.

The Family’s Role In Recovering From an Eating Disorder

Dr. Douglas Bunnell, vice-president at the Renfrew Center Foundation and an expert on the treatment of eating disorders from anorexia to bulimia nervosa, talks about how the latest clinical evidence points to the importance of family members in recovery. A tip: if parents are getting “push-back” about their involvement in treatment, “that’s a warning sign.”

Eating Disorder Meal Support Helpful Approaches For Families

This video provides strategies to help parents and families provide structure and support to youth with eating disorders before, during and after meals.

Pulling a Teen with an Eating Disorder Out of School During Treatment

Dr. Muhlheim discusses considerations about time off school for teens in recovery. Buy her book on Amazon:

Inside the Eating Disordered Mind

If you’re struggling to understand how an eating disorder can start or what it’s like to be consumed by one.

Tolerating Distress During FBT for Teen Eating Disorders

Dr. Muhlheim discusses the important skill of distress tolerance for parenting a teen with an eating disorder in FBT. You can check out her book and also this resource:…

How to Recognize Eating Disorders in Boys

Kartini Clinic for Children and Families

An excellent short video which I think might also be useful to share with people who just don’t get the fact that EDs can occur in males, or those who identify as male, too.

Peebles and Brown on Calorie Intake for Eating Disorders

Important information on caloric intake for young people with anorexia

“I Went Vegan to Hide My Eating Disorder” BBC Stories

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Veganuary, vegan burgers, vegan trainers – veganism is definitely having a moment.

And a well-planned vegan diet can support healthy living in people of all ages, according to the British Dietetic Association.

But for Rebecca Hills, 20, going vegan wasn’t about ‘ethics’ and ‘healthy eating’, like she told people. It was to cover up her eating disorder.

Involving Families in ED Treatment and Temperament Based Therapy with Supports

Dr Stephanie Knatz Peck chats with Prof Ivan Eisler, founder of MFT-AN for adolescents.

The Why of Parental and Caregiver Involvement in the Treatment of Mental Health Issues – EFFT

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Dr. Adele Lafrance – co-founder of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy – provides an overview of the rationale for caregiver involvement in the context of healing from mental health issues.

Advances in Pediatric Eating Disorders: Working with Families to Support a Full Recovery

A very good video and well worth the investment of time to watch it!

When Your Child Refuses to Eat

Dr. Bertrand Wicholas, a Psychiatrist in the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children and Adolescents at BC Children’s Hospital discusses strategies parents can use to support their child or youth through eating disorder treatment and recovery.

EndED: Dr Leanne Barron at the farm

Dr Leanne Barron presented her invaluable insight into the medical aspects of Eating Disorders and shared with us some practical ways in which associated biology and chemistry could be utilized to aid recovery. There is hope!

The endED Butterfly House will be Australia’s first live-in eating disorder residential facility, located on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

Running on Empty

This video was created by Rosie Daniels and her team at Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada.  She introduces the film citing her own battle with Anorexia Nervosa and acknowledges her own hard won path to recovery.  I am honored to know this young woman and applaud her bravery in creating a film which so eloquently portrays the insidious nature of eating disorders and the hold they have over the lives of those struggling with them.

Binge Eating Disorder Wellness Session

Equip Listening Tour: Patrick Devenny

A personal perspective on being a male with an ED, by Patrick Devenny.

FEAST of Knowledge 2020 – 02 Distress Tolerance

One of the most useful ‘skills’ a caregiver can develop [and, in my experience, one of the hardest to learn and put in to practice] is tolerating the distress of our loved ones.
Distress tolerance is a person’s ability to manage actual or perceived emotional distress. It also involves being able to make it through an emotional incident without making it worse.
As caregivers/parents supporting someone with an ED, it can be almost impossible to watch them struggle and suffer. Our ‘love’ for them can lead us to back down/be inconsistent in our support and, as a result, we often end up enabling the ED and ED behaviours.
Or, under the onslaught of their emotional distress, we can become defensive, put up barriers and our loved ones believe we are angry at them or that they are unloveable. This can erode already fragile relationships even further.
This video is a must watch at any stage of the caregiving/support process.
Please note that I have added some additional resources in the comments section.

FEAST – Role of Families and supports of Adults with an Eating Disorder

Another excellent video from F.E.A.S.T..
This one focuses on the role families and caregivers can play in supporting adults with an ED.

FEAST of Knowledge 2020 – 03 Lifting Up Siblings – What they Need Most

When we are in the thick of supporting a child with an ED, most of our attention is necessarily focused on them.
If we have other children as well, we can sometimes forget that they too are witnessing and experiencing the same emotional roller coaster that we are.
This video offers a good deal of insight in to the experience of non-ED siblings and I think is well worth the investment of time to watch.

The Eating Disorder Brain vs. The Well Brain | Effects of the Starving Brain and Eating Disorders

A very informative video on the cognitive impacts an eating disorder can cause.  Brought to you by Jillian Walsh at “Change Creates Change

What is the difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating?

Another great video from Jillian Walsh from “Change Creates Change

Jillian discusses the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating. Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, are formal diagnosis with specific criteria in the DSM-IV. If someone does not have a formal diagnosis, that does not mean their eating disorder is any less valid or real. So what is disordered eating? It may be distorted body image or poor self-esteem, or presence of food rules or skipping meals. If this is sounding a lot like dieting – you are absolutely right. Dieting can be a form of disordered eating.

Anita Federici- Eating Disorders and Emotional Dysregulation – Helping Families Navigate

In this video presentation, Anita Federici, PhD., C.Psych., addresses the following topics:
– Common signs and symptoms of EDs
– Current information on causes and maintaining factors
– Adapted bio-social theory for eating disorders
– How an eating disorder impacts emotion regulation
– Treatment options and pathways
– Strategies and help for parents (e.g., validating without enabling the ED).

FEAST – Permission To Parent

Another video webinar from F.E.A.S.T, aimed at parents.

Radical Acceptance

Great little video on radical acceptance

STATE NOT WEIGHT C&M ED Productions for Prof. J. Treasure

As Brigitte has said: ”

I’m not a fan of the format of these videos but the topics they cover and the insight they offer are excellent.
This one covers the issue of ‘target’ weights.
It is my personal experience with my youngest child (RAN) that discussion/disclosure of her weight had negative consequences. When she reached the so-called ‘target’ weight (often the lowest weight deemed to be healthy by the doctors) there was no improvement in her mental state.
In my experience, and there is research based evidence to support this, it is important to keep pushing for an increase in weight until the ED behaviours lessen and you start to see your ‘real’ child emerge from the control of the ED.”

Supporting a loved one with an eating disorder using skills from Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

This seminar offers skills training and validation scripts that might help when supporting a loved one who is struggling with a range of feelings/emotional issues.

F.E.A.S.T. – Day 18: Extreme Behaviours

The video below is one of the short, ED-ucational videos provided by F.E.A.S.T, as part of their free, ‘First 30 Days’ series, which covers the topic of ‘Extreme Behaviours’.
You can sign up for the series, on the F.E.A.S.T website.


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