WW (the company formerly known as Weight Watchers) recently released a free weight loss app called Kurbo that targets children and young adults, ages 8-17. There are a number of unanswered questions about this new app and the risks it might pose to young people.
While health-tracking apps may be helpful for many users, there’s also a growing body of research suggesting that using them might correlate to negative outcomes for people who experience disordered eating.
We call it the “anorexic wish”: the desire to recover from the cognitive symptoms of anorexia (like the obsessive thoughts about food and the body and weight preoccupation) without having to gain weight.
Last week the 2019-20 New York State Budget approved dramatic provisions to enhance parity for New Yorkers suffering from mental health disorders, substance use disorders and autism spectrum disorders.
Come As You Are… in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 1, 2019. It may mean coming to treatment when…