Eating disorders are often misunderstood, but earlier treatment improves outcomes. Let’s dispel some myths, learn how to recognize eating disorders and what to do if someone you love is struggling.
By integrating parents and other family members in therapy, young people will have more consistent support between the therapist’s office and their home.
Presentations to a Melbourne eating disorder clinic jumped by 63% in 2020, as young people struggled with isolation, loneliness and boredom.
Eating disorder ‘communities’ online can be dangerous places for young and impressionable teens. And social media algorithms further spread harmful content.
Mirror exposure therapy might actually exacerbate some symptoms for people with eating disorders.
As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is observed Feb. 24-March 1, here are some things to consider.
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?
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.
Netflix’s new film To The Bone simplifies the social causes of anorexia.
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.
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.
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.
Anorexia and bulimia only account for around half of eating disorders yet too often they’re the only ones we take seriously.
How an evolutionary psychologist sees our obsession with being thin.
Biological and psychological factors are implicated in anorexia. If it was just about media, why are many more people obese?
The internet and social media has turned a private death into a very public one.