About us

Middle East Eating Disorder Association

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 at all. ‘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 the wide variety of eating disorders, having a better understanding of them and their causes, and being able to identify the early signs in yourself and loved ones, as well as knowing 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 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. However, there have been several studies on eating disorders in the Middle East that are available 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 if you have any suggestions, please contact us!