July 2020 Newsletter

In this issue...
  • Recommended reading list
  • Upcoming support meetings

Recommended Reading

This month we have pulled together a selection of reading which we think you may find helpful.

Life can wait

Life can wait

By Lauren Muhlheim, PsyD, CEDS

Why it's important to put working on recovery from an eating disorder ahead of everything else.

ARFID treatments

ARFID - Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

By Megan C. Kuhnle, B.A., and Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D.Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Learn more about ARFID and how it can be treated.

How brain biology promotes starvation in patients with anorexia nervosa

How brain biology promotes starvation in patients with anorexia nervosa

By Michelle Brubaker

A fascinating study from the University of California San Diego that highlights the differences in the brains of those who suffer from Anorexia Nervosa. Their findings may help improve how AN is treated. The article includes a short video.

EDGI Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative

The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative

Find out more about the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) which is the world's largest genetic investigation into eating disorders. The worldwide study, aimed at improving treatment for eating disorders, is seeking New Zealanders to participate in its research.


Finally, experience the value of connecting with others who may be sharing your challenges... below are forums offered by FEAST for parents supporting loved ones with EDs:

Around The Dinner Table (ATDT) Forum

Around The Dinner Table Facebook (ATDTfb) Forum

EDANZ Support Group Meetings

Upcoming support group meetings

EDANZ believes parents/carers have unique abilities to support one another and we hold regular meetings to which you are warmly invited. Currently, we're joining together around the country once a month thanks to Zoom videoconferencing technology. 

If you would like to participate in a virtual support group, please RSVP to info@ed.org.nz and we'll send you the link.

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

2020 Dates:
Monday, 27 July
Monday, 24 August
Monday, 21 September
Monday, 19 October
Monday, 16 November
Monday, 14 December

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We acknowledge times are financially tight for many, but at this time there is also a corresponding increase in demand for our services. As a volunteer organisation relying totally on donations and grants to provide our services – many of which are currently self-funded – your financial support is more needed now than ever before. 

Your donation will enable us to continue our work providing support to families, education to healthcare providers and the community, and advocating for improved access to evidence-based treatment for all affected New Zealanders. 

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