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Through advocacy work, community and professional events, and media outreach, Veritas is helping to bring cutting-edge research, best-practice care, and scientifically backed information into the national eating disorder conversation. Here in our blog you can learn about the work we and others are doing to advance the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. You’ll also find interesting articles and helpful insights that can support you or a loved one on the journey to lasting recovery. We want to hear your story. Email us (blog@veritascollaborative.com) and ask how you can become a contributor!

October 3, 2018

One of the most challenging center situations faced by a medical provider can be discerning when an eating disorder is present if accompanied by a co-morbid psychiatric disorder.

At times, patients will struggle overtly with weight or eating issues in the face of known mental illnesses including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and substance use. In fact, diagnostic criteria for depression include changes in appetite, eating, and weight. Individuals with OCD or anxiety may limit their food intake or binge eat in response to their emotional and physiologic states. Substance use can also alter appetite leading to changes in eating and weight. When first getting to know a patient, symptom overlap may make it difficult for a medical practitioner to ascertain if changes in weight or issues with eating are secondary to such psychiatric diagnoses, or if the patient has a primary eating disorder with comorbid diagnoses.

September 18, 2018

Veritas Collaborative, a specialty healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders, kickstarted its seventh annual symposium on eating disorders by curating a collective of eating disorder experts from around the country to address the role community and collaboration play in patient outcomes. Held in Atlanta Sept. 13-15, the panel discussion and symposium were attended by more than 200 medical and mental health professionals from 15 states.

August 1, 2018

Veritas Collaborative, a specialty healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders, today celebrates Gov. Nathan Deal’s Access to Eating Disorder Care Awareness Day at the grand opening of Georgia’s first eating disorder hospital. The hospital, which admitted its first patient June 4, celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by hospital tours and a grand opening celebration. Attendees included community dignitaries, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce members, eating disorder specialists, and the Veritas Collaborative executive team and multidisciplinary staff.

July 17, 2018

No age or gender is immune to eating disorders. Eating disorders can flare up repeatedly throughout a person’s life, or even make a first-time appearance at middle age. In fact, at Veritas Collaborative, we are seeing an increase in people at midlife and beyond seeking treatment for disordered eating.

July 10, 2018

When the majority of people think about those diagnosed with eating disorders, the stereotype that comes to mind is usually a straight, white, female adolescent. Based on our own experience at Veritas Collaborative, the reality is that eating disorders can cross any cultural, racial, sexual orientation, or financial lines, affecting people of virtually any walk of life.

June 4, 2018

Veritas Collaborative, a specialty healthcare system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced the opening of its new center in Atlanta. The facility provides multidisciplinary care for children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 21 impacted by eating disorders, and it is the first of its kind in Georgia and surrounding states. Services will benefit many of the 30 million Americans who suffer from eating disorders.

January 9, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Veritas Collaborative’s Laurea Glusman McAllister, MSW, MDiv, LCSW, has been credentialed as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp).

December 14, 2017

Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced that Dr. Jonathan Levy has joined the organization as medical director of its Atlanta clinic.

November 22, 2017

The changing seasons often trigger a myriad of emotions in individuals with eating disorders. These emotions can range from excitement, anticipation, and joy, to fear, worry, and dread. Many of these emotions revolve around the seasonal variety of foods that are served during the fall and winter holidays. Holiday foods can often be “fear foods” or “trigger foods” for patients with eating disorders. In addition, many holidays are centered around social eating.

November 13, 2017

Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced that Jim Standish has joined its executive team as chief financial officer.

October 10, 2017

For persons recovering from an eating disorder, it can feel unsettling and sometimes impossible to stay in one place. There is a certain restlessness and inquietude that often accompanies an eating disorder – a desire to escape or run away from the discomfort you may feel within your own body.

October 6, 2017

Normalizing eating behaviors is one of the main goals during eating disorder treatment and recovery, and a process that is particularly challenging. Individuals with eating disorders often have elevated anxiety and describe extreme beliefs about the potential consequences of eating.

August 14, 2017

It can be mighty frustrating to be a male with an eating disorder. On top of battling a life-threatening illness, you’re faced with limitations in treatment options, stereotypes from the general public, and a lack of understanding that males suffer from eating disorders, too.

June 29, 2017

Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced that Dr. Anna Tanner and Dr. Carrie Poline have been named ‘Top Doctors’ by Atlanta Magazine.

May 26, 2017

Chase Bannister will bid a loving farewell to Veritas Collaborative in June of 2017. He departs to form a consultancy practice, positioned to effect meaningful change across the field of eating disorders and to catalyze advancement in the broader health & mental healthcare landscape.

April 25, 2017

Whether you are in recovery from an eating disorder or someone simply entering college for the first time, the first year of university life can be a scary and stressful experience.

April 19, 2017

Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, today announced the appointment of Cindy Skocik as Chief Operating Officer.

“Cindy has been an integral member of our executive team for the past several years,” stated Stacie McEntyre, founder, president, and CEO of Veritas Collaborative. “Her transition into the COO role will not only help build the infrastructure we need to reach operational maturity, but also ensure that we continue to provide premier care as we expand to new locations.”

February 1, 2017

Atlanta native and Veritas Collaborative CEO, Stacie McEntyre, and her team have opened the city’s first outpatient medical center for eating disorders.

McEntyre began her career in Atlanta as a social worker treating patients with eating disorders over 25 years ago.

“I’m proud to bring Veritas’ services to my hometown,” said McEntyre. “We seek to meet a critical need in Atlanta by providing specialty medical services for those suffering from eating disorders.”

January 19, 2017

With the new year in full swing, we are bombarded with post-holiday diet talk and “new year, new you” messages that inevitably encourage New Year resolutions centered on outward transformation. We see this trend year after year, yet, research suggests that 95% of diets fail (note: diets fail, not you).  In addition, for individuals in recovery from an eating disorder, these messages can be triggering and can quickly interrupt hopes for freedom from disordered eating.

January 18, 2017

Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, has hired Dr. Anna Tanner on the brink of opening a new center in Atlanta.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Anna Tanner to our team,” said Stacie McEntyre, founder, president, and CEO of Veritas Collaborative. “I believe her center acumen and robust leadership skills will be extremely valuable to Veritas as we continue to grow and provide premier care in Atlanta.”