Some eaters have strong sensory sensitivities. Others find eating a chore or develop rigid beliefs around ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods.
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.
Boys, LGBTQ youth and people with normal body mass index are often overlooked when it comes to recognizing eating disorders, a physician and psychotherapist explain.
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.
Data from around the world, including Australia, indicate the pandemic has made things more difficult for people with eating disorders for a variety of reasons.
Anxious teenage girls are more likely to fast – one of the symptoms of anorexia nervosa.
As Australia considers its next national mental health survey, it’s crucial to include eating disorders. If we don’t have good data on how many people are suffering, we can’t come up with solutions.
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.
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.
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
Instagram can offer a supportive online community to people recovering from eating disorders. It can also reinforce stereotypes of eating disordered bodies.
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.
Netflix’s new film To The Bone simplifies the social causes of anorexia.
Criminalising websites that celebrate extreme, unhealthy thinness is deeply problematic.
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?
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.
Staring at one thing for a long time can cause you to see the next thing in the opposite fashion. This neural adaptation could be the underlying physiological basis of body-size misperception.
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.