Our History

Established in 2006 by Christopher Clark, M.A., N.A.M.E.D. is the only organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to representing and providing support to males with eating disorders. With a lack of attention, research, support, and prevention directed to boys and men with eating disorders, N.A.M.E.D. was developed to play a vital role in filling this gap by offering information and resources about and support to this underrepresented population and their families.

In 2014, Tom Wooldridge, Psy.D, and Stuart Murray, DClinPsych, Ph.D became co-directors of the organization with the intention of making N.A.M.E.D. an active force in providing support for males affected by eating disorders, providing access to collective expertise, and promoting the development of effective clinical intervention and research in this population.

New Projects Include:

  • Enhance the NAMED website
  • Treatment referrals
  • Creation of an advisory board
  • Increased cooperation with the treatment community
  • International social networking
  • Collaboration with researchers.