A small body of research has started to explore how fitness trackers and calorie counting apps might be linked to disordered eating and exercise.
Data from England has found no link between increased social media use and a rise in diagnosed eating disorders.
New research has found several physical and mental health indicators that often appear before an eating disorder diagnosis.
Is the belief in art’s healing power just wishful thinking, or is there something to it?
Eating disorders are very hard to treat, and those who have them often severely limit their food intake.
In a diet-obsessed culture, eating disorders pose a severe threat. While the reasons for the disorders are varied, a consistent approach in treatment can help people stop dieting and feel safe.
Lily Collins in To the Bone.
Netflix's new film To The Bone simplifies the social causes of anorexia.
The new Netflix film To the Bone missed some opportunities to dispel myths about eating disorders.
To the Bone has attracted comment from mental health professionals and advocates. Critics have concerns it could cause or worsen eating disorder symptoms.
People with anorexia and bulimia often have a strange desire to be near the very thing that is being avoided.
Labor MP Mark Butler, speaking on Q&A.
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler told Q&A that eating disorders "are the mental illness type which has the highest mortality rate". We check the research.
Anorexia is often seen as an assertion of autonomy and control by a young woman who is engaged in a battle with her family and therapists.
Young women (and men) have been dramatically restricting their calorie intake for centuries, but not all the symptoms of modern anorexia have always been present.
Lost in the crowd.
Anorexia and bulimia only account for around half of eating disorders yet too often they're the only ones we take seriously.
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How an evolutionary psychologist sees our obsession with being thin.
Catwalk size doesn’t affect anorexia as much as you think.
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Biological and psychological factors are implicated in anorexia. If it was just about media, why are many more people obese?
Leonard Nimoy, who by anyone’s standards lived long (83) and prospered.
The internet and social media has turned a private death into a very public one.
Valeria Lukyanova: a ‘thinspiration’ pin up.
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Autism is believed to affect more men but women should also be in the picture.
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Anorexia affects about 2% of women in their lifetime, although one in every ten sufferers is male.
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Unrealistic advertising can severely damage individual self-esteem.
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Images of different body shapes and sizes have a major influence on women’s preferences for their ideal weight.
The images women see play a more critical role than aspirational goals in determining their preference for a particular body…