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.
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.
New information Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children about their online lives, and encourage positive habits.
After over a year of stress eating and seeing each other only through screens, anxiety over changes in physical appearance can make socializing again a daunting prospect.
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.