Eating Disorders Awareness Week is underway and today’s show is our commitment to supporting the incredible work being done to raise awareness on the impact disordered eating can have, both for our ADHD community and society as a whole.
I’ll just be upfront here, this episode does not focus entirely on ADHD and eating disorders. Instead, our team made the decision to look at how eating disorders impact our society as a whole and what’s being done to improve how we diagnosis and treat eating disorders. It’s estimated that 9% of the world’s population has an eating disorder and it is also one of the deadliest mental illnesses, making Eating Disorders Awareness Week something we needed to support.
Joining us on the show is registered dietician nutritionist Hilmar Wagner from The Emily Program, a nationally-recognized program focused on using personalized treatment plans to help patients find lifetime recovery from their eating disorders. Hilmar works with both patients and providers through his role at The Emily Program and we’re diving into the big picture impact of eating disorders, what’s changed over the years when it comes to diagnosing and treating eating disorders and also looking at the state of care for people seeking treatment for an eating disorder.
Eating Disorder Resources
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237.
It is a toll-free, confidential number you can call Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Eastern and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
More information on the NEDA Helpline