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.
F.E.A.S.T. plans two more booklets in the series in 2013. One will focus on how to choose treatment, and the other on the role of nutrition. 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.
Donations to cover the costs of printing and shipping additional booklets are needed.