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.
Mirror exposure therapy might actually exacerbate some symptoms for people with eating disorders.
Disrupted routines, inaccessible health services and triggering public behaviours made the pandemic especially difficult.
Regular eating, social interaction and decreasing stress can all help when trying to reassert control over an eating disorder.
People with eating disorders often struggle with staying in control. For many, the pandemic took away control. A health scholar shares her story of how that loss of control affected her bulimia.
New findings that alexithymia in autistic people made them more vulnerable to eating disorders.
Some people turn to a tub of ice cream. Others, to clean eating.
Exercise addiction describes an obsessive or compulsive need to exercise – even when you're injured.
The more people watch TV the more likely it is that they prefer a slimmer female body size.
Anxious teenage girls are more likely to fast – one of the symptoms of anorexia nervosa.
A small body of research has started to explore how fitness trackers and calorie counting apps might be linked to disordered eating and exercise.
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.
Queer men's comics are contributing to changing cultural narratives about what queer men’s bodies should be, and health researchers are taking note.
New research has found several physical and mental health indicators that often appear before an eating disorder diagnosis.
Interoception – the awareness of internal body signals – is important for regulating eating and interpreting emotions.
Many elite female athletes show signs of eating disorders. Does Norway hold the solution to this problem?
The results of stigma can be deeply damaging – we all need to show greater sensitivity.
TV shows that don't provide an accurate portrayal of eating disorders do a disservice to their viewers.
While thousands have called for the show to be cancelled, Insatiable actually does a good job of depicting the complex nature of disordered eating, sexuality and female pleasure.