Helping people with eating disorders is a burning issue these days. This is especially important since early diagnosis and treatment can significantly reduce the risk of negative health effects and give a positive prognosis for a full recovery.

Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating, etc.) combine both genetic and psychological causes. This group of disorders can affect people of any gender, age, nationality and socio-economic status. Scientific researches and practical work related to eating disorders have been constantly evolving in recent years.

In 2015, the Association of Doctors and Psychologists “Eating Disorders: Therapy and Prevention” was created in Ukraine. Its purpose is to unite doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists and other specialists to create a common professional field, with the aim of sharing experience and providing quality care to patients with eating disorders and the prevention of eating disorders.

Activities of the Association:

  • promoting the development of treatment and prevention of eating disorders and informing specialists of various profiles about the specifics of this type of disorder;
  • cooperation and exchange of experience with international organizations and specialists in various areas of psychotherapy in the treatment of eating disorders, psychiatrists, nutritionists, doctors of various specialties;
  • development and implementation of teaching materials, treatment protocols for specialists working with eating disorders;
  • development of relations with international organizations, conferences, symposia, seminars;
  • drawing public attention to the problem of eating disorders. Promoting international training programs that meet professional community standards


In 2022, the Association of Doctors and Psychologists «Eating disorders: Therapy and Prevention» receives the status of a National Association. Thus, starting from 2021, 18 branches of the Association were opened in various regions of Ukraine.



  1. Volyn region. Head – Olha Lazarenko
  2. Donetsk/Luhansk region. Head – Yuliia Yashchyshyna
  3. Kyiv region. Head – Maryna Fatieieva
  4. Sumy region. Head – Nadiia Chalova
  5. Zakarpattia region. Head – Serhii Skrypynets
  6. Odesa region. Head – Oksana Prykhodska
  7. Mykolayiv region. Head – Maryna Sabeska
  8. Lviv region. Head – Anna Mozgova
  9. Zaporozhye region. Head – Iryna Nomerovska
  10. Dnipropetrovsk region. Head – Tara Konrad
  11. Kharkiv region. Head – Yuliya Onyshchenko
  12. Zhytomyr region. Head – Daria Boiko
  13. Ivano-Frankivsk region. Head – Liudmyla Tykhokhod
  14. Chernihiv region. Head – Tetiana Lakusta
  15. Poltava region. Head – Nataliya Rudko
  16. Ternopil region. Head – Andrii Bondarchuk
  17. Vinnytsia region. Head – Nadiia Volchenska
  18. Cherkasy region. Head – Maryna Bilousova