Increasing Number of Eating Disorders
The CEDRIC Centre, (Community Eating Disorders and Related Issues Counselling), stoll serves Victoria but has made Vancouver our home base, located at 1149 west 38th Avenue, Vancouver, V6M1R4 . The phone number and internet contact information remains the same, (250-383-0797, toll free: 866-383-0797, www.cedriccentre.com).
Although Michelle Morand, MA, RCC, Director and Founder of The CEDRIC Centre still comes to Victoria to see clients, she has set up our new centre to counsel people in Vancouver as well. Our counsellor Dawn Cox counsels clients just in Victoria. Our expansion is a direct indication that eating disorders continue to thrive in Victoria and beyond and that there is an increasing number of eating disorders cases.
Recent research into eating disorders shows that instead of becoming less common, more and more people are adopting disordered eating as a coping mechanism. And, recent emphasis on the obesity crisis may in fact increase the amount of diagnosed eating disorders over the next few years, as more emphasis is placed on slenderness.
“The incidence of eating disorders has doubled since the 1960s and is increasing in younger age groups, in children as young as seven,” Morand said. “Forty percent of 9-year-old girls have dieted and even 5-year-olds are concerned about diet.”
Morand says, “Ultimately, I hope that one day there will be no need for organizations such as ours, that all eating disorders will be a thing of the past. But in the meantime, there’s a demand for our services, and we’re glad to provide them.”
The CEDRIC Centre specializes in eating disorders, and related issues such as anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. All our counsellors have recovered from an eating disorder, and possess the skills and expertise to provide our clients with the tools and support they need to create lasting change.