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An estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder. And when those disorders become severe, lives are on the line. As many as four out of five premature deaths in anorexia nervosa are a direct result of the physical effects of starvation.

At the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, it is our greatest mission to distribute the message about anorexia and bulimia and the serious, often times fatal medical complications that can arise from these devastating disorders. Each week we will examine health issues and medical complications that can be caused as a result of a severe eating disorder. 

Please share these ‪#‎medicalmonday‬ posts with your friends and family and help us in our mission to educate and spread the word about the severity of eating disorders.


Understanding Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) – The Lesser Known but Equally Serious Eating Disorder

The main feature of ARFID is avoidance or restriction of food to the point where one becomes underweight, malnourished, dependent upon alternative methods of feeding (i.e. tube feeding or nutritional supplements), and/or unable to function in his or her day-to-day life.


Physical Therapy: Aiding People with Eating Disorders

As primary physical therapist at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders unit, I am excited to share with you what physical therapy is and what it entails specifically on our ACUTE unit!

Addressing Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks in Eating Disorders

By: Susan Bennett, PhD

At the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, it is not uncommon to hear our patients express that they feel anxious and panicky. These symptoms – anxiety, fear and panic attacks – are responses that frequently co-occur during the active phase of an eating disorder.

Keep Calm and Talk to Your Dietitian: The Importance of Weight Restoration and Nutrition in Eating Disorder Recovery

By: Debbie Andersen, MS, RD, CEDRD

“Is she going to increase my meal plan today?” “How can I convince her I don’t need more calories?” These are all common thoughts many patients have before having a session with their dietitian. It is no wonder most of my patients tend to have a love/hate relationship with me.


Athletes and Eating Disorders

By: Elissa Rosen, MD

Playing sports, whether on a recreational basis or professionally, can offer so many rewarding benefits both physically and psychologically. Unfortunately, increasing numbers of athletes are also being diagnosed with eating disorders. From elite athletes to weekend warriors, nobody is immune.