About the Family Guide Project:
The F.E.A.S.T. Family Guide Series is a project to publish small booklets for the use of families facing an eating disorder diagnosis in the household. These booklets are designed to be well-written and represent the best current science. Our editors for each booklet are leading clinicians and researchers of in the field who volunteer their time and expertise. Each team of editors is chosen by F.E.A.S.T. and the lead editor of each project.
The first booklet, “Puzzling Symptoms: Eating Disorders and the Brain” was published in late 2012 and headed by Dr. Walter Kaye. The editors included representatives from around the world and with both research and clinical knowledge of the importance of neurobiology in the treatment of these disorders. The Puzzling Symptoms booklet was introduced at the 2nd F.E.A.S.T. conference in Alexandria and is now being distributed internationally.
PORT IN A STORM:HOW TO CHOOSE A TREATMENT TEAM FOR A LOVED ONE WITH AN EATING DISORDER IN THE U.S.
FOR MARCH 2014:
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: COMING TO TERMS WITH A LOVED ONE’S EATING DISORDER DIAGNOSIS
F.E.A.S.T. has plans for several more booklets for this series. One will focus on nutrition, and the other on how extended family can support treatment. We welcome feedback on the booklets and volunteers to help distribute them. Booklets are currently available for electronic download. Printed copies will be distributed by F.E.A.S.T. volunteers at a conference, advocacy events, and to local parent support groups.
to cover the costs of printing and shipping additional booklets are needed and essential in order to be able to continue this initiative.