Today marks the start of “National Eating Disorders Awareness Week,” and a University of the Sciences professor (Dr. Alix Timko) says the problem is not just limited to young women. Audio clip attached.
Research shows that eating disorders are more common than we initially thought, and not only do they not just occur in young women, but they are actually common in men and boys, said USciences professor Dr. Alix Timko.
Dr. Alix Timko will be featured on 98.1 WOGL’s 30-minute program, “Philadelphia Agenda” on Sunday at 6:30 a.m. A podcast of the program will be available after it airs.
Despite the common misconception that eating disorders affect primarily young women, prevention and awareness toward these diseases starts by recognizing that they do not discriminate by gender or age, said C. Alix Timko, PhD, director of the graduate psychology and Eating Disorder Research programs.
“Our goal is really to understand what works best for individuals who have both obesity and chronic pain so we can maximize their achievement of weight loss and pain management.” - Dr. Amy Janke, assistant professor of psychology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
To combat ever-increasing rates of obesity in the U.S. and to reduce suffering from the pain that can occur with increased weight, the Health Behavior Research Lab (HBR) at University of the Sciences is offering free treatment for individuals struggling with both weight and chronic pain.
Dr. Alix Timko talks to KYW 1060 about identifying eating disorders in adolescents. Listen here:
In an effort to combat eating disorders among adolescents, the Eating Disorder Research Program (EDRP) at University of the Sciences is offering free treatment for families with an adolescent who struggles with eating and weight concerns.