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Student uses personal experience to bring light to eating disorders

Iowa State Daily - February 2016
“Some people perceive bulimia as a way to cope with problems when they feel out of control,” according to the Walden Center for Education and Research. Read More

CAPS introduces body positivity week

The Hullabaloo - March 2016
According to the Walden Center for Education and Research, 40 percent of female college students have eating disorders. Tulane students are no exception. Read More

Athens’ first NEDA walk raises funds, awareness about eating disorders on campus

The Athens News - September 2016
Eating disorders are not only the mental illness with the highest mortality rate (some 10 percent of those diagnosed with anorexia will die as a result of the illness); they are also one of the main psychological concerns on college campuses according to the Walden Center, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the research of eating disorders. Read More

Haines With Ayotte in Washington

Mondnock Ledger-Transcript - November 2015
Walden's Stephanie Haines recently traveled to Washington, D.C. with U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Stacie DeJoie of Hollis, NH to participate in an in an Eating Disorder Coalition award ceremony, in which Ayotte received a Champion for Eating Disorders Award. Read More

14 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming An Olympic Athlete - May 2015
You may have to make difficult decisions when you are young. When I was younger, I did lots of sports — soccer, basketball, baseball, ice skating — in addition to gymnastics. But when I was 8 years old, my training schedule for gymnastics got so crazy that I realistically had to choose. I loved it the most, so it was kind of a no-brainer for me, but it's crazy to think I had to give up those other sports at such a young age. There just wasn't enough time in the day. Read More

Walden Center Conference Focuses on Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder

South Windsor Patch - May 2015
Millions of Americans have a compulsion to binge that resembles an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but it often can be effectively treated with nutritional supplements and other forms of therapy, according to James Greenblatt, M.D., chief medical officer of Walden Behavioral Care. Read More

FDA Approves Drug to Treat Binge Eating

New England Psychologist - May 2015
James M. Greenblatt, M.D., chief medical officer at Walden Behavioral Care, reported that he has been using stimulants, one of which is Vyvanse, for his binge eating disorder patients for more than 10 years. “Vyvanse works for 24 hours in binge eating disorders. This is key because binge eating takes place at night,” he said. The exact mechanism of action of Vyvanse is not known, but Greenblatt indicated that dopamine in the synapses is increased to different degrees and patients with the disorder have better control over their illness. Read More

Pat Walker Organizes Events to Raise Eating Disorder Awareness

The Arkansas Traveler - February 2015
Forty percent of female college students have eating disorders, and 91 percent of female college students have attempted to control their weight through dieting, according to the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association. Eating disorders among male college students are also increasing, according to Walden Behavioral Care, an eating disorders care center in Massachusetts. Read More