The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. is a non-profit corporation which seeks to alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. ANAD strives to educate the general public and professionals in the health care field to be more aware of the illnesses relating to eating disorders and methods of treatment. ANAD encourages and provides research to investigate the causes of eating disorders, methods of prevention, types of treatments and effectiveness, basic facts about those affected by eating disorders and formulate relevant statistics relating to their illness. ANAD seeks to act as a resource center, gathering and providing information about eating disorders, including sources and facilities for treatment. ANAD strives to provide funds to aid individuals affected by eating disorders in their recovery.