The Haris Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

Site Title

The Harris Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

 

URL   

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/about.asp

 

ED Related Page(s)

 

“Understanding Eating Disorders”

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_what.asp

 

“Helping YourselfBe Your Own Best Resource

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_self.asp

 

Ten Ways to be Media Savvy.”

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_ten.asp

 

Publication Year

2006 – 2010

Content Description:

 

Formerly known as the Harvard Eating Disorders Center, the Harris Center at MGH is dedicated to expanding knowledge about eating disorders, their detection, treatment, and prevention - and promoting the healthy development of children, women, and all at risk.

 

“Understanding Eating Disorders”

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_what.asp

 

This page explains in chart form the essential distinction between disordered eating and eating disorders, as well as the psychological symptoms, associated medical problems, and treatment options.

 

Fact sheets include:

 

Who is at Risk?

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_risk.asp

 

Facts & Findings

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_facts.asp

 

FAQ (with U.S. stats)

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_faq.asp

 

Other resources include:

“Helping YourselfBe Your Own Best Resource

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_self.asp

 

It contains the following tips and info:

  • Daily Check-in: Am I Eating to Feed Emotional Hungers?
  • Practice Body Acceptance
  • Resist the Temptation to Weigh Your Self-Esteem
  • Become Media Literate
  • Be Wary of Magical Thinking
  • Combat Weightism in Yourself and in the World
  • Eat Healthfully. Do not Diet-Unless You Want to Gain Weight
  • If You Think You Have a Problem . . .

 

This page also has a link to the fact sheet,

Ten Ways to be Media Savvy.”

 

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_ten.asp

 

Additional resources:

 

“Helping Your Child.”

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_child.asp

 

“Helping Your Student.”

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_student.asp

 

Helping Your Friend.”

http://www2.massgeneral.org/harriscenter/understanding_friend.asp

 

Audience

General public; particularly clients, parent/caregivers, families.

 

Language(s)

 

English

 

Author Affiliations

The Harris Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, formerly the Harvard Eating Disorders Center, led by David B. Herzog, M.D. since its inception in 1994, is dedicated to expanding knowledge about eating disorders, their detection, treatment and prevention. Through research, education, advocacy and outreach, the Center is uniquely positioned to bring together experts to generate, share and creatively disseminate this knowledge to caregivers, patients, their families and the community. At the heart of the Center is a commitment to promote the healthy development of all who are at risk.