The Middle East Eating Disorders Association was established in 2009.
Eating disorders are neither well known to many people in the Middle East or simply not understood. ‘Eating Disorders’ are typically associated with someone that does not eat i.e. ‘anorexia’ or, someone that overeats i.e. ‘Bulimia’, however there are many other types.
Knowing about them, having a better understanding of them, their causes and being able to identify the early signs in yourself and loved ones as well as know what to do,will help prevent a struggle that can in some cases last a lifetime.
Our association is here to support you and help guide you towards a healthier lifestyle. We are currently located in Lebanon and will be having representatives in each country in the Middle East in order to provide a cohesive and structured support system.
The Middle East is composed of numerous countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt. Until now, we still do not have an accurate prevalence rate for all the different kinds of eating disorders within each individual country in the Middle East, yet alone the entire region; although there have been several studies that have been made, which you could review in the research section of this website.
We are always seeking for voluntary help by anyone in the community who would like to help the cause as well as make a difference.
It is only when we are altogether, that we can make this difference.
If you would like to help us in our mission or have any suggestions, please contact us!
Jeremy Alford (PhD)
Founder & President