SOURCE: Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders

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February 17, 2010 10:20 ET

Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders Hosts Events for Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The Events, Held Feb. 23 and 24 at the Eating Disorder Treatment Center, Are Designed to Provide Support for Patients and Families, and to Educate Medical Professionals

BEACHWOOD, OH--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) -  The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED), an outpatient treatment center specializing in evidence-based care for bulimia and anorexia nervosa, will host two events on Feb. 23 and 24 at its Beachwood center to coincide with the National Eating Disorders Association's (NEDA) Awareness Week, Feb. 21-27.

Both events, designed to provide support for patients, family and friends, as well as educate local medical professionals on how to identify a patient suffering from this epidemic, coincide with this year's theme: "It's Time to Talk About It."

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23: An evening for patients and families to meet the staff and discuss eating disorder treatment and diagnosis, as well as the formation of a friends and family support group.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24: Mark Warren MD and Lucene Wisniewski PhD, in conjunction with Eating Disorder Advocates of Ohio, will give a presentation, "Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders in the Primary Care Setting," for local physicians.

"We wanted to participate to not only join the hundreds of volunteers across the nation, but also to provide accurate information surrounding the disease," says Mark Warren MD, CCED's co-founder and medical director.

The 23rd Annual NEDAwareness Week was created to bring together organizations, volunteers and eating disorder specialists to raise awareness about eating disorders and the need for early treatment.

About CCED

Founded in 2006, CCED is an outpatient treatment center that provides individualized programming for children, adolescents and adults suffering from eating disorders. Together, co-founders Mark Warren MD and Lucene Wisniewski PhD combine their expert knowledge and experience to incorporate evidence-based therapies, including CBT, DBT and the Maudsley Approach, for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and body image disorder.

About NEDA

NEDA created a helpline in 1999 to support individuals and families suffering from eating disorders by connecting them with quality care and resources. Today, the organization, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., is an advocate for prevention, treatment and research funding that has referred more than 50,000 patients to treatment.

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