Links to more information

There are many sites complementary to ours on the World Wide Web. Put words like “eating disorders,” “anorexia nervosa,” ” bulimia,” and so forth into your favorite search engine. In addition, you may find the following sites of interest.

Note: ANRED does not control, and is not responsible for, the material displayed in the following locations. We offer these links for your convenience, but we cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of the information contained therein. Especially we cannot vouch for sites written in languages other than English. Please be a wise user of electronic and information services. Evaluate carefully what you see and hear. If you have doubts or questions, check them out with your physician, mental health therapist, or other trusted resource person.

Dr. Blinder is a psychiatrist who has worked in the field of eating disorders for many years. His site includes scholarly, but very readable, articles on many different aspects of these perplexing disorders.

  • The National Women’s Health Information Center

NWHIC is a health information and Federal publication referral service that provides a gateway to women’s health information from other government agencies, public and private organizations, and consumer and health care professional groups. Of special interest is “Anorexics Sentenced to Death.”

A site that allows medical professionals, the medical industry, and women to publish information, access information, and interact on a global scale. One subsection is a terrific resource for general health information and a personal favorite of the ANRED staff.

  • The Food Pyramid

The revised pyramid published in 2005 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn to choose healthy amounts of healthy foods. Meal plans can be custom tailored to your age, sex, and level of physical activity.

  • Eat Well, Live Well

Want to see how nutritious your meals are? Want to learn how to make nutrition acceptable for kids? Want articles on nutrition and links to credible nutrition resources on the Web? Check these folks out. They have lots of good information in easily accessible form.

The Academy for Eating Disorders is a multidisciplinary association of academic and clinical professionals with demonstrated interest and expertise in the field of eating disorders. A good resource for professionals.

Established in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation.

Increasingly, problems in brain chemistry, brain wiring, and genetic factors that influence the brain are seen as contributing to the development of eating disorders in vulnerable people. The Dana Foundation offers information about brain disorders and current research.

A Danish organization providing information and support for people with eating disorders and the public.

  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association

Not much information is available about this little known and underresearched condition. The people who manage this site make an effort to collect available facts, hypotheses, and tips for sufferers.

  • Harvard Eating Disorders Center

A large mental health website with information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications. Also available are mental health chats, support groups, journals, diaries, online psychological tests, breaking mental health and medical news, and more.

NEDA provides extensive services and programs, including a toll-free telephone number (1-800-931-2237) to people who want to speak to a real live person. The number provides a safe and confidential way to ask questions, receive free information, and receive referrals to an eating disorder professional in your area.

A resource for our friends in the U.K. The centre offers counseling, training, and information.

NIH and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has prepared an updated factsheet on binge eating disorder. Click on the link for a free electronic version.

This speciality bookseller provides books and videos about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, other eating disorders, obesity, self-image, and size acceptance. Gürze also publishes Eating Disorders Digest, a newsletter for professionals.

A magazine full of information and support for people who do not have the unrealistically thin bodies featured in mainstream media.

  • Anorexia/Bulimia Kontakt i Norrköping, Sweden

A resource for our Swedish-speaking friends. The site is updated regularly.

Provides information about eating disorders and lists of treatment resources in the U.S. and internationally. Comprehensive and easy to navigate.

A library of rehabilitation and residential treatment centers for alcoholism, drug addiction, and eating disorders. It includes halfway houses and listings for adolescent and teen programs. There are also listings for Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings as well as Al-Anon, Nar-anon, Alateen, and other 12- step fellowships.

A Twelve-Step support program that addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. Visit their website to find a group meeting in your area.

Located in Somerset, England, SEDA provides help and support for people struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive eating and binge eating and related disorders.

We get many requests for healthy meal plans. Some people have forgotten how to eat normally. Others never knew. Here is a resource that explains healthy eating in detail — and the emphasis is noton dieting!

Information on fitness and exercise, nutrition, eating disorders and more presented in an easy to read question-and-answer format. The site is sponsored by Colunbia University.

Free online information and advice prepared by mental health professionals appointed by the Commission of the European Communities. If you live in Europe and want referrals to treatment centers and therapists, this is a good resouce.

An extensive directory of eating disorders articles and websites. If you are looking for multiple sources of information, here’s the place to begin.

An extensive list of medical categories and resources that address many needs. If you want more information about eating disorders or other health problems, this would be a place to begin your search.