The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Canadian non-profit providing resources on eating disorders & weight preoccupation.

Eating Disorders: Who is affected?

The stigma associated with eating disorders robs people of their dignity, increases isolation, reduces self-esteem and contributes to a decline in one’s quality of life. It may act as a barrier to people with eating disorders disclosing their problem to others and stop them from looking for and getting help.

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We recently participated in Mediaplanet Canada’s Mental Health campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to educate the public on the importance and great benefits of ensuring the mental well being of our society. 

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Insurance: The Greatest Barrier to Recovery (Part 1)

One reason why eating disorders are so difficult to treat is because, in addition to addressing symptoms, you must first convince the patient that he or she is actually sick.

She might deny that she has any problem whatsoever with her eating habits and other behaviors. Or, even if she admits to struggling, she might insist that she is nowhere near as sick (i.e., as thin) as other patients.