Columbus, OH, March 02, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Center for Balanced Living launched a crowdfunding campaign this morning to fund development of technology to improve the quality and effectiveness of treatment for eating disorders. The application, which uses smartphone technology to collect nutrition and symptom-related information, is the first of its kind.
“Eating disorders are a deadly brain disease affecting more than 30 million people in the U.S. alone. Food intake is simultaneously one of the most important and most complicated factors in eating disorder treatment worldwide,” said The Center’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Jason McCray, PhD.
“The sad truth is only 1/3 of those with an eating disorder will receive treatment and 20% of those who don’t get treatment will die from their disease. We know that, with high quality treatment, most people can eventually recover. This tool provides hope for even better outcomes in the treatment of eating disorders,” Dr. Jason McCray added.
Currently in beta testing, the project concept was funded by an anonymous gift for the application’s development. Initial findings show great promise for those in the eating disorder treatment field. The Center’s application may also be an equally useful tool in treatment of other conditions in later stages of development.
“Our treatment philosophy helps patients find the road to recovery and saves lives every day. To think the technology we’ve developed could have that kind of human impact on a global scale is breathtaking. And we are so close,” said Kelly Trautner, The Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Center’s campaign will run for 60 days. More information about The Center’s campaign can be found at www.youcaring.com/BalancedLifeMovement.
The Center for Balanced Living is an internationally recognized provider of cutting edge treatment to people with eating disorders. The only freestanding nonprofit provider of eating disorder treatment in Ohio, The Center is driven by its mission of treatment, research, education and outreach related to eating disorders.
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