Thinking about food all day, feeling guilty when you eat, not knowing when you’re actually hungry: these could be signs you need to work on your relationship with food.
Although under represented in research, about one third of people with an eating disorder are male. Netflix show Heartstopper explores this in season two.
When it comes to treating people with eating disorders, we may need to look more widely than what studies tell us work.
It’s important to establish regular and adequate eating so your body and brain are well-fuelled and you can make sensible decisions around the food you consume.
We analysed the primary care records of more than 9 million young patients across the UK.
Research shows that social media, with it endless promotion of unrealistic standards of beauty, has had a negative impact on millions of young people.
Many studies show that consistent meditation practice lowers depression, anxiety and self-criticism.
Eating disorders in teens are common and dangerous, and parents and loved ones play a crucial role in helping to both identify concerning behaviors and promote healthy ones.
Older adults find it hard to get help for eating disorders.
About a quarter of those with body dysmorphic disorder attempt suicide or struggle with ideas of suicide. Fortunately, medication and therapy have proved highly effective at treating the disorder.
An estimated 1-5% of people globally suffer from avoidant restrictive food intake disorder.
Detox diets and cleanses supposedly clear the body of allegedly toxic substances. But the evidence suggests otherwise.
By only discussing fatphobia in the context of eating disorders, Taylor Swift illustrates how deeply individualized and depoliticized white feminism is.
Television personality Jonathan Van Ness is the latest celebrity to speak candidly about their struggles with the condition.
What’s the connection between #EatWithMe videos and mukbang? And what are we to make of claims they could help people overcome a fear of eating?
Research has confirmed higher rates of body dysmorphic disorder among people seeking cosmetic procedures, but we don’t know as much about other mental health issues.
Some eaters have strong sensory sensitivities. Others find eating a chore or develop rigid beliefs around ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods.
Too sleepy? In a rush? Or something more concerning? Teenagers often get turned off breakfast. Chat to them to find out why and offer some easy options.
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.
Rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia both surged among young people over the past two years. Scholars explain why, and how parents can support kids dealing with body shame.