The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. - (ANAD): Since 1976, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. has had a mission to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Their mission is to advocate for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies, and behaviors, and to promote eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.
ANAD has a variety of resources that patients and families can chose from in order to gain valuable information about eating disorders, treatment, and recovery:
Support Groups – ANAD offers support group accreditation in every state and internationally, Rogers Memorial Hospital is accredited by ANAD for its eating disorders support groups in Milwaukee and Madison.
Online Forum – Being exposed to un-edited web content can be graphic, however, this is a great tool for people looking for the experiences of others who have had eating disorders and family members or friends with eating disorders.
Scientific and Medical Advisory Board – ANAD has corralled some of the top eating disorders physicians to assist in producing ANADS eating disorders studies and information including Rogers very own Dr. Theodore Weltzin, MD.
ANAD is also very active in issues relating to insurance coverage and has detailed information for people who have been denied coverage and provides information on how to appeal and coping with coverage issues.
ANAD continues to be a source of education, hope, and inspiration to those affected by eating disorders and even those that encourage real health in all people. ANAD is a beacon of hope that recovery is possible and wellness is attainable. As more and more people are affected by eating disorders, or disordered eating, this message is imperative.