Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder identified by a preoccupation for thinness, sought through self-starvation, to the point where one’s health is put in danger. The individual has an intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted body image and weighs less than the 85% of expected normal weight.
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center Support Groups – Drop-In Support Group for the community on the first Tuesday of every month. This complimentary support group is for individuals struggling with an eating disorder, family members of individuals struggling with an eating disorder, and friends of those with eating disorders. The group is intended to provide psycho-education and support. Free, monthly drop-in support groups also are available for family members of those struggling with an eating disorder. The group is intended to provide support and education for those affected by a loved one’s eating disorder.
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, 3 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Tammy Fallon
Massachusetts Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) – Provides education about eating disorders and their underlying causes.
288 Walnut Street, Suite 130
Newton, MA 02460
Toll Free: 866-343-MEDA
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) – Provides information about support groups, treatment and resources.
750 E Diehl Road #127
Naperville, IL 60566
ANAD Hotline: 630-577-1330
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (general inquiries)
National Eating Disorder Association – Offers information and referral for treatment, support groups, and research studies for people with eating disorders.
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Toll Free: 800-931-2237
Recovery Connection – Confidential Helpline: 866-812-8231
Beyond Physical Appearances: A Guide to Anorexia – Provides information including causes, treatment, recovery and much more.
Addiction Resource Guide – Comprehensive online directory of addiction facilities, including eating disorders.
Fact Sheet last updated on: 9/25/2017
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