For general information on National Support Organizations for eating disorders.
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015
Promotes effective treatments and prevention initiatives; stimulates research. Sponsors
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
Dedicated to improving the lives of youths suffering from mental illness. "Facts for Families" section of Web site provides concise information about "Teenagers with Eating Disorders."
American Dietetic Association (ADA)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Promotes sound information about nutrition to the public. Sponsors publications, national
events, and media/marketing programs.
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
1000 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209-33901
Provides Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders (Third Edition). Also offers educational information on eating disorders for the general public.
American Psychological Association (APA)
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
(800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500
Strives to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare. Web site includes helpful section on eating disorders.
American Society of Bariatric Physicians
2821 South Parker Road
Aurora, CO 80014
National professional medical specialty society of licensed physicians who offer specialty
programs in medical treatment of obesity and associated conditions.
The Child Mind Institute
330 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
The Child Mind Institute (CMI) is committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with the information they need to get help, hope, and answers.
Non-profit organization dedicated to education, support and advocacy for individuals with both an eating disorder and diabetes.
Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action (EDC)
720 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Active on Capitol Hill since 2000, the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action (EDC) is a group of professional and advocacy-based organizations. The EDC is committed to raising national awareness of eating disorders, improving access to care, and promoting prevention strategies, parity and research.
Global Foundation for Eating Disorders (GFED)
7 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
GFED’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of eating disorder treatments and increase the availability of the treatments that are most promising. GFED supports grants for clinical research, training for healthcare providers and technology aimed at consolidating and widely disseminating research and treatment information.
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
PO Box 1295
Pekin, IL 61555-1295
Membership organization for professionals; provides certification, education, local
chapters, a newsletter, and annual symposium.
Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)
92 Pearl St.
Newton, MA 02458
1-617-558-1881 or 1-866-343-MEDA
Educational presentations, college networking, support groups. Resources for clients, loved ones, clinicians, educators and the general public.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
800 E Diehl Road #160
Naperville, IL 60563
ANAD Helpline (630) 577-1330
Business and Media (630) 577-1333
Distributes listing of therapists, hospitals, and informative materials; sponsors support
groups, conferences, advocacy, campaigns, research, and a crisis hotline.
National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)
P.O. Box 4662
Foster City, CA 94404-0662
Nonprofit organization. Advocacy group. Membership newsletter, educational materials,
regional chapters, annual convention.
National Center for Overcoming Overeating (NCOO)
350 W. 50th St. 34E
New York, NY 10019
Women's campaign to end body hatred and dieting.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
1-800-931-2237 Toll-free Information and Referral Helpline
National nonprofit organization. Provides prevention and outreach programs, educational materials and a toll-free information and treatment referral hotline.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
6001 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
NIMH is a government agency helping people to better understand mental health and mental disorders.
NIMH Eating Disorder Fact Sheets provide helpful general information for families and loved ones.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
P.O. Box 44020
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87174-4020
Addresses issues of compulsive overeating. Free local meetings.
This page was updated October 22, 2012.