About This Resource
This Web site provides a one-stop comprehensive resource on bulimia nervosa for anyone who wants to understand the disorder and how to support a family member or friend with bulimia nervosa. This information was developed in response to questions and concerns voiced by patients and families affected by bulimia nervosa and clinicians treating bulimia nervosa. Patients seeking treatment for bulimia nervosa may also find this Web site useful. Included here are scientific findings on how well various treatments for bulimia nervosa work based on an in-depth analysis on treatments for bulimia nervosa. You’ll also find easy-to-use check lists and tips on how to start a discussion about bulimia nervosa with a friend or family member who might have bulimia.
About ECRI Institute
The content presented here on bulimia nervosa was researched and developed by ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org) an international independent nonprofit agency, under a grant from a private foundation, The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation. An external advisory committee of bulimia nervosa patients, families, and clinical experts reviewed various portions of the content. ECRI Institute is designated as an Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute’s mission is to improve the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. It is widely recognized by the healthcare community as one of the world’s leading independent organizations committed to advancing the quality and safety of healthcare
About The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
The late Hilda and Preston Davis established the Hilda and Preston Davis foundation in 1998. Preston had a distinguished career as first general counsel, Officer and Director of United Parcel Service. Together they created this foundation to support programs that strengthen the spiritual, moral, intellectual, and physical development of children and young adults. The Foundation channels most of its financial resources toward charitable organizations whose attention is concentrated on preventing and treating eating disorders, and education for the underprivileged. Through this project, the Foundation ensured the fulfillment of Hilda Preston’s dream—to provide a comprehensive, objective resource guide for families and friends of loved ones with bulimia nervosa so they can understand how to best support someone with the disorder.