Kyle was diagnosed with an unlikely eating disorder affecting his ability to thrive, but Children's Minnesota gives him the power overcome his challenges.
April 18, 2017, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., St. Paul
After battling an eating disorder and a rare autonomic condition, Kathleen hopes to inspire others.
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is not your typical eating disorder. Unlike people with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, those with ARFID are not concerned about weight or appearance. They have issues consuming certain foods for reasons such as a phobia of choking or an unfounded fear of a food allergy, which can lead to significant nutritional problems.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which there’s a cycle of binging and purging calories through actions like vomiting, laxatives or compulsive exercise. It’s related to self-image.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which people obsess about their weight and what they eat. They maintain a body weight well below what’s normal for their height and age, often through starving or excessive exercise. Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among teen girls according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.
Drs. Ivan Eisler, Daniel Le Grange and Julie Lesser discuss the family-based treatment of eating disorders.
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn. – (August 8, 2016) – Today, Children’s Minnesota celebrated the dedication of its inpatient facility for the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at its St. Paul, Minn. campus. Named the Goven Family Eating Disorders and Nutritional Stabilization Unit, it is the first of its kind in the region, offering immediate, round-the-clock access for critically ill children, adolescents and young adults needing medical and nutritional stabilization from complications of an eating disorder – the most life-threatening mental illness. The dedicated medical unit, with access to 26 beds, was made possible with a $1.5 million gift from Greg and Jane Goven and their adult children Tami and Chad, to support the Center’s mission of changing the standard of care for kids and teens with eating disorders.
January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Minneapolis
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