Perfectionists are rarely satisfied with their performance or appearance and engage in harsh self-criticism when their efforts fall short. Perfectionists are also more likely to develop the eating disorder bulimia nervosa, according to new research.
Perfectionists have a higher chance of developing bulimia nervosa. Rather than treating symptoms of binge eating and vomiting, therapists should address this underlying personality trait.
People with anorexia nervosa often see themselves as overweight when in fact they are not. This image depicts a young, thin woman who sees herself as larger than she is.
Anorexia nervosa can be a deadly disease. A recent analysis of several studies showed that it may be even harder to treat than previously believed. But the news isn't all bad.
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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.
Research shows that Instagram photos tagged with #eatingdisorderrecovery tend to feature thin, young, white, women. They also show stylized versions of food, reflecting a certain class status and engagement with “foodie” cultures.
Instagram can offer a supportive online community to people recovering from eating disorders. It can also reinforce stereotypes of eating disordered bodies.
New research shows that even previously obstructive parents can be coached into providing vital support for their children with eating disorders.
A new psychological intervention can help any parents - even those crippled by fear and self-blame - to become powerful recovery coaches to children with eating disorders.
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.
Eating disorders are among the leading causes of hospitalisation for mental-health-related issues in Australia.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has asked the Medicare review taskforce to consider increasing the number of subsidised mental health sessions for those with eating disorders. Why is that necessary?
Bulimia is a debilitating condition.
Can new ways of using electric currents to stimulate the brain help reduce symptoms of one of the most debilitating eating disorders?
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.
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