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Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest Add Support Features to Help Users Struggling With Eating Disorders

Social media has long been the bane and the muse of anyone suffering from an eating disorder. To exist online with a pulse in the year 2012 was to understand the cesspool of “thinspiration”-style content that proliferated on platforms like Tumblr, Xanga and Pinterest, and more recently, the rise of “influencer”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Articles, Social Media, Software, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Social Issues, Human Behavior, Anorexia Nervosa, National Eating Disorders Association, Body Shape, Culture Bound Syndromes, Pro Ana, Tumblr Xanga


Doctors warn of ‘tsunami’ of pandemic eating disorders

Covid-19 isolation blamed as number of children with anorexia and bulimia in England soars amid fears for similar rise among adults Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePsychiatrists have warned of a “tsunami” of eating disorder patients amid data showing soaring numbers of people experiencing anorexia and bulimia in England during the pandemic.Dr Agnes Ayton, the chair of the Eating Disorder Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said the number of people experien...
Tags: Health, England, Children, Society, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, NHS, Young People, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Coronavirus, Agnes Ayton, Eating Disorder Faculty


I thought my eating disorder was my protector, but I have been anorexia's prey | Melis Layik

With university online and no job to go to thanks to Covid, it has become easier to spend hours in front of the mirror berating my appearanceRead Melis Layik’s most recent Dreams interrupted diaryRead how the pandemic-fuelled recession will affect Australia’s young peopleName: Melis LayikAge: 21I increased my dosage of antidepressants today. With the loosening of Victoria’s Covid restrictions and the surge of New Year’s weight loss marketing, my eating disorder has once again overwhelmed me with...
Tags: Health, Australia, Society, Australia news, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Unemployment, Young People, Victoria, Women's Health, Youth Unemployment, Melis Layik, Melis LayikAge


TikTok investigating videos promoting starvation and anorexia

Guardian found potentially harmful pro-weight-loss accounts were still available in search resultsTikTok has launched an investigation and banned some search terms after the Guardian found harmful pro-anorexia content was still easily searchable despite measures taken by the social media company to prohibit the advertising of weight-loss products.The video app – one of the most popular in the world with more than 800 million users, almost half of whom are between the ages of 16 and 24 – has impo...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, Advertising, Social Media, Society, World news, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Digital Media, Tiktok


'I was at war with my body': my year as a day patient on an eating disorders ward

At 32, I was given a choice: go to hospital every day – or risk a long wait to become an inpatient. Could I face down the demons that had stalked me since I was a child?I throw the bread. It misses the nurse and lands in the metal sink with a pathetic thud. I run out of the kitchen, through a door labelled “quiet room” and kick a beanbag. I kick it again and again, until all I can see is the red fabric and white wall blurring into pink. I want to smash something, I want to break things until I c...
Tags: Health, Society, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Homelessness, Social exclusion, NHS


I Don’t Have a Six Pack, but a Car Hit Me and I Survived: By Hannah Halvorsen

Hannah Halvorsen during the 2019 Quebec City World Cup sprint. (Photo: Doug Stephen) I’ve struggled with body satisfaction my entire life. I don’t just want to be skinnier, I want to be leaner, more defined, more like an… “athlete”. But last fall, I was hit by a car and I find myself wondering, is the body I have, not the body the insecure part of me craves, responsible for my return to sport?   Since I was little, the word “athlete” activated images of beautiful toned-muscled people in my...
Tags: Feature, General, Sport, Eating Disorders, Skiing, Anchorage Alaska, Lahti Finland, Hannah Halvorsen, Doug Stephen, Body Satisfaction, Hannah Halvorsen Hannah Halvorsen, Doug Stephen Halvorsen, U S Ski Team She


I Don’t Have a Six Pack, but a Car Hit Me and I Survived

Hannah Halvorsen during the 2019 Quebec City World Cup sprint. (Photo: Doug Stephen) I’ve struggled with body satisfaction my entire life. I don’t just want to be skinnier, I want to be leaner, more defined, more like an… “athlete”. But last fall, I was hit by a car and I find myself wondering, is the body I have, not the body the insecure part of me craves, responsible for my return to sport?   Since I was little, the word “athlete” activated images of beautiful toned-muscled people in my...
Tags: Health, Feature, Resources, Sport, Eating Disorders, Skiing, Hannah Halvorsen, Doug Stephen, Body Satisfaction


How to Talk to Teens About Weight Loss

You’ve probably heard adults complaining about the “quaran-ten” or even the “quarantine 15"—a quippy way of acknowledging the weight gained while we’ve been mostly isolated from the rest of humanity during the pandemic. I’ve heard similar sentiments from my friends and family and seen them sprinkled throughout my…Read more...
Tags: Teenagers, Weight Loss, Eating Disorders, Lifehacks, Tweens


‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform

Athletes detailed “fat talks” and eating disorders they said a prominent coach at Wesleyan had fostered. When the same coach was assigned to lead changes in the environment he created, the students protested once again.
Tags: News, Eating Disorders, Weight, Cain, Wesleyan University, Wesleyan, Diet And Nutrition, Coaches and Managers, Mary (1996-


How the healthcare system is failing people with eating disorders

One death every 52 minutes occurs in the United States as a direct result of an eating disorder, according to a report by the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders, the Academy for Eating Disorders, and Deloitte Access Economics. I have studied eating disorders for over 30 years, and I was shocked by this finding. From 2018-2019, roughly 6,910 females and 3,290 males between the ages of 15 and 64 years lost their lives due to an eating disorder. The personal traged...
Tags: Books, Death, Featured, Public Health, Eating Disorders, United States, Kaiser, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Health Psychology, HANNAH, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Deloitte Access Economics, Daan Stevens


Raising a teenager with an eating disorder in a pandemic

Many people have already written about the difficulties we’re having in the midst of COVID-19 – they are numerous and far-reaching, some as insidious as the disease itself. As researchers and clinicians in the field of eating disorders, we are now challenged to consider how we can best help those who are quarantined with a loved one experiencing symptoms of an eating problem. But for the family of a young person with an eating disorder, there are some specific concerns worth addressing.First, fa...
Tags: Books, Featured, Parenting, Teenagers, Eating Disorders, Facetime, Health & Medicine, Health Psychology, Parenting Advice, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, COVID-19


With Eating Disorders, Looks Can Be Deceiving

Distorted eating behaviors occur in young people irrespective of their weight, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Tags: Food, News, Youth, Eating Disorders, Exercise, Fasting, Weight, Anorexia Nervosa, Diet And Nutrition, Teenagers and Adolescence, Mental Health and Disorders, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Six books to help us understand eating disorders

Some   have an eating disorder and, with the prevalence of disordered eating on the rise,  it’s clear that this presents a significant public health issue. Despite this, many myths and misconceptions abound that are significant barriers to both treatment and public understanding of eating disorders. Anyone can develop an eating disorder, regardless of age, gender, or cultural background.We’ve put together a list of books that provide practical information to dispel misconceptions, as well as gui...
Tags: Books, Featured, Eating Disorders, Reading List, Health & Medicine, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Timothy Walsh, Eating Disorder Awareness, Deborah R Glasofer, Timothy Walsh Evelyn Attia, Deborah R GlasoferPractical, Pamela K KeelThis, Carolyn Black Becker Nicholas R Farrell, Glenn WallerThis, Tracy L Tylka


It's Not Healthy to Feel Super Guilty About Calories

Food can be fraught with emotion and meaning. When it’s labeled with a number of calories, even more so, because that number matches the food to your weight, your exercise habits, and your potentially complicated feelings about both. Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Lifehacks


She Ate and Ate, and Never Felt Satisfied

Susan Burton’s memoir, “Empty,” plumbs the depths of her adolescent anorexia and bingeing.
Tags: News, Eating Disorders, Burton, Susan, Books and Literature, Susan Burton, Empty: A Memoir (Book


How Many Times Can a Parent Hit You Before It’s Considered Abuse?

I’m 16 years old. I don’t remember a lot from my childhood except for panic attacks and anger. My father sometimes hurt me when I did something wrong or talked back. I’ve learned my place now and it’s a lot less frequent. My last time was a few months ago when I was disassociating and didn’t want to go to school. He pulled my hair and slammed my head against a wall. He always says sorry and I always forgive him because I don’t know what else to do. He made fun of me a lot as a kid, compared me t...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Borderline, Borderline Personality Disorder, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Eating Disorders, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Trauma, Physical Abuse, Canada


Disordered Eating in a Disordered Time

Social isolation and unstructured days add to the anxiety of those struggling to achieve a healthy relationship with food.
Tags: Food, News, Social Media, Eating Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Diet And Nutrition, Mental Health and Disorders, Quarantines, Crisis Text Line, Your-feed-science, Your-feed-health, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, National Eating Disorders Assn


Emotional Eating in Quarantined Kids

Boredom and stress are two big contributors to emotional eating, and children have a lot of both right now.
Tags: Food, News, Parenting, Eating Disorders, Emotions, Anxiety and Stress, Children and Childhood, Quarantine (Life and Culture


I Have an Eating Disorder but Can’t Escape the Kitchen

I feared that food would be the vector for the virus, the thing that sickened me or made me unknowingly symptomatic.
Tags: Food, News, Eating Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Cooking and Cookbooks, Mental Health and Disorders, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture, National Eating Disorders Assn


I’m Not Sure I Can Recover & I Don’t Know What to Do

Hi, I’m 26 years old and have struggled with depression and anorexia since I was 13. In the past 3 years, my anorexia has got particularly bad (before, I managed to maintain a BMI of 15) after an eating disorder (ED) admission which triggered some very distressing memories and I was consequently diagnosed with PTSD. My anorexia has become a coping mechanism and every time I’ve got to safer weight, my depression/ PTSD gets worse, particularly when trying to address them in therapy. I do want to b...
Tags: Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Eating Disorder, Trauma, Harvard University, Newsweek


Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight

Is it OK to be “body positive” while striving to be thinner?
Tags: News, Obesity, Diabetes, Eating Disorders, Exercise, Discrimination, Weight, Bariatric Surgery, Diet And Nutrition


Disruptions Add to Risks for Athletes With Eating Disorders

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted eating and fitness routines, potentially compounding the stress of those, including athletes, who have eating disorders.
Tags: News, Gold, Eating Disorders, Keys, Madison, Gracie, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


A Weight Watchers App for Kids Raises Concerns

Kurbo by WW promises to fight childhood obesity by teaching kids aged 8 to 17 healthy eating strategies — but is it ever a good idea to teach kids how to diet?
Tags: Food, News, Parenting, Eating Disorders, Weight, Anorexia Nervosa, Diet And Nutrition, Mobile Applications, Children and Childhood, Weight Watchers International Inc


A New Weight Watchers App for Kids Raises Concerns

Kurbo by WW promises to fight childhood obesity by teaching kids aged 8 to 17 healthy eating strategies — but is it ever a good idea to teach kids how to diet?
Tags: Food, News, Parenting, Eating Disorders, Weight, Anorexia Nervosa, Diet And Nutrition, Mobile Applications, Children and Childhood, Weight Watchers International Inc


Your Kids Don’t Have to Inherit Your Body-Image Issues

Parents who struggle with food and self-image can inadvertently pass along unhealthy behaviors. Here’s how to avoid it.
Tags: Food, News, Parenting, Obesity, Eating Disorders, Weight, American Academy of Pediatrics, Diet And Nutrition, Children and Childhood, Pregnancy and Childbirth


What Parents Should Know About Boys and Eating Disorders

Parents of girls likely know that, with all the pressure from society and peers (and sometimes even family), they need to be on the lookout for signs of eating disorders. But what experts have really only fairly recently started to figure out is that our boys might be at risk for disordered eating, as well—and their…Read more...
Tags: Health, Eating Disorders, Lifehacks, Boys


How do I leave home when I have disabled siblings?

From a teen in Argentina:  I suffered from eating disorders since I was 13 and bullying since I was 7. I used to be a very calm person, Now I get angry over small things or depressed, I don’t show it though. Usually I bottle up all my feelings inside. My mother and I usually fight over stupid things as I’m usually nervous or depressed and I think she is too. I Think the main reason she is depressed is because my younger brother and sister are mentally disabled and her work is very demanding, I a...
Tags: Family, General, Teen Issues, Eating Disorders, Parenting & Children, Disability, Special Needs, Argentina, Caregiving


Mel C speaks out: trying to be the perfect Spice Girl made me ill

Melanie Chisholm tells Desert Island Discs of her struggle to cope with fameMelanie Chisholm, the former Spice Girl Mel C, dates her past struggle with eating disorders and depression back to an incident at a Brit awards ceremony, she reveals on Desert Island Discs on 23 February.In 1996, before the girl group was officially launched, Chisholm was almost chucked out of the Spice Girls for unruly behaviour, following “a scuffle between me and Victoria” that she has only recently admitted to. Cont...
Tags: Health, Music, Society, UK News, Bbc, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Radio, Radio 4, Spice Girls, Desert Island Discs, Victoria, Mel, Chisholm, Melanie Chisholm, Mel C


Greta Thunberg’s mother reveals teenager’s troubled childhood

Swedish opera singer Malena Ernman gives emotional account of daughter’s battles with autism and an eating disorderGreta Thunberg’s extraordinary transformation from a near-mute 11-year-old into the world’s most powerful voice on the climate crisis is revealed today by her mother.In an emotional account, Malena Ernman describes how her daughter came to be diagnosed with autism, and how activism helped her overcome an eating disorder. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, World news, Eating Disorders, Autism, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Malena Ernman


When Black Girls Hear That ‘Our Bodies Are All Wrong’

Insidious messages can contribute to eating disorders for women of color.
Tags: News, Youth, Eating Disorders, United States, Black People, Weight, Women and Girls, Race and Ethnicity, Mental Health and Disorders, Beauty (Concept