Common infections such as strep throat might have a mysterious link to anorexia and bulimia.
Research has for a long time highlighted how monitoring behaviours can help to lead to positive changes in our lifestyles. It can be an effective way to help increase physical activity, and to achieve weight loss.
But monitoring physical activity and food intake may not be useful for everyone. Indeed, people with eating disorders often have unhealthy relationships with food and exercise. Obsessive behaviours such as calorie counting, rigid, driven exercise and unhealthy perfectionism are common among those with eating issues.
Despite our lack of prevalence data, there is evidence showing eating disorders are an increasing problem and should be regarded as a national priority.
Consecutive population surveys in South Australia showed the numbers of people with eating disorders climbed over a ten-year period.
With a combination of VR and traditional therapy, psychologists are helping patients work through anxieties related to body image
Experts say an eating disorder should not be considered normal adolescent behavior, and they urge adults to try to stop the problem before it becomes entrenched.
At least 9% of both the U.S. and worldwide populations are affected by eating disorders. Additionally, the illnesses continue to be stigmatized, making it harder for people to seek treatment—which means the number of cases may be higher.
Eating disorders thrive on secrecy and very few people and celebrities come out and admit they have weight problems, food issues or disorders of any sort. Kate Moss inadvertently let her dieting philosophy slip, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels".
Puncturing the dangerous myth that only white women get eating disorders.
Aesthetic and endurance athletes are most at risk of eating disorders. Sports such as cycling, dance and high jump, often perceive a slender body and a very low fat percentage as crucial for optimal performance. Here the expectation of a defined, trim body may lead to an exaggerated preoccupation with body shape, diet and weight loss – the precursors to disordered eating and extreme weight loss.
A new study shows how sites like Instagram and Pinterest struggle to moderate pro-ED content—or even keep their recommendation algorithms from surfacing it.
Eating disorders are a serious problem in the LGBTQ community—one we too often ignore.
To those who’ve had a brush (or worse) with the twisted, upside-down universe of eating disorders, To the Bone bears the unmistakable ring of truth, even in the midst of its humor and warmth. There are the obsessive patterns, the insistence that everything’s fine when it obviously isn’t. There are the furtive attempts to pass along “tricks” and contraband substances to help others with eating disorders slowly make themselves disappear.
Brian Cuban, younger brother of relentless billionaire Mark Cuban, on a life of shame and rejection—and what turned it around.
Romantic partners of someone with an eating disorder often want to help, but simply don’t know how.
But it’s important to remember that the family of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder, are not just problems of the young. While they can often start in early adulthood, the teenage years, or even in childhood, they often extend into middle-age or later, as doctors are seeing more and more.
Here's how to decide if you should say something.
I have beaten my disorder, and I know there are others like me out there. I just want them to know that they aren't alone. If I can do it so can they.
Eating disorders are more than just "extreme dieting," they are psychological disorders that stem from complex underlying issues. There are many stereotypes and myths surrounding eating disorders, and the resulting stigma can make it more difficult for those affected to seek treatment.
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
If you’re looking for eating disorder help, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll tell you how to find the eating disorder treatment you need, try to answer all your questions and provide you with all the eating disorders information you need, including some relevant eating disorder statistics that may shock you. We want you to be fully informed so you can begin the recovery process.
Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live is the largest nonprofit in the U.S. delivering prevention, treatment financing, and recovery support for people suffering from eating disorders.
We are a nonprofit working with individuals and partners to empower eating disorder prevention and strengthen support for recovery, providing simple and accessible tools that help people act. Whether on proactive paths or in crisis moments, we provide services and resources to help all create and recover health.
Modern. Convenient. Clinically-Superior. We work with individuals suffering with every form of eating disorder, everywhere, in every body.
Eating Disorder Hope’s mission is to offer hope, information, and resources to individual eating disorder sufferers, their family members, and treatment providers. The organization began with the help and advice of colleagues, professors, and other organizations specializing in eating disorders.
The mission of Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC) is to increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders for the general public and for health professionals; to promote early diagnosis, effective treatment, and recovery; and to advocate for mental health parity legislation and effective insurance coverage.
Links and referrals to resources for eating disorders.
IJED’s mission is to advance the scientific knowledge needed for understanding, treating, and preventing eating disorders. The journal achieves its mission by publishing rigorously evaluated, high-quality manuscripts for distribution through print and electronic platforms to an international readership of health professionals, scientists, and advocates.
The National Centre For Eating Disorders, established in 1984, is an independent organisation set up to provide solutions for all eating problems, compulsive or "binge" eating, failed or "yo-yo" dieting, bulimia and anorexia.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
Making sense of the latest findings in eating disorders research.
The Eating Disorder Institute is a space of applied science—the research is synthesized and evaluated with complete transparency so that you can make some decisions for yourself. The Eating Disorder Institute is an utterly independent organization with no sponsorship, funding or financial conflicts-of-interest.
ANRED...Numerous articles with definitions, symptoms, treatments, causes and more.
Integrative Treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorders.
ANAD... seeks to prevent and alleviate the problems of eating disorders, especially including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
Almost everyone worries about their weight occasionally. People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes. Learn more about eating disorders and how psychologists treat them.
Definitions, warning signs and resources for eating disorders.
Basic information and numerous resources for eating disorders.
Definitions, symptoms,treatments and information.