Eating Disorder

An eating disorder is marked by extremes. It is present when a person experiences severe disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme reduction of food intake or extreme overeating, or feelings of extreme distress or concern about body weight or shape.
What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders are a type of serious mental health condition characterized by severe disturbances in eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions.

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Researchers debunk four common myths about the safety of intermittent fasting

Researchers debunk four common myths about the safety of intermittent fasting

Expert suggests a more integrated approach to treating people with eating disorders

Expert suggests a more integrated approach to treating people with eating disorders

Researchers investigate the feasibility of new home-administered treatment for binge eating disorder

Researchers investigate the feasibility of new home-administered treatment for binge eating disorder

Higher BMI linked to increased risk of binge-eating disorder in adolescents

Higher BMI linked to increased risk of binge-eating disorder in adolescents

Binge-eating disorder persists longer than previously thought, study shows

Binge-eating disorder persists longer than previously thought, study shows

Web-based self-help program proves effective in treating binge eating disorder

Web-based self-help program proves effective in treating binge eating disorder

Meta-analysis unveils connection between insulin-dependent diabetes and eating disorders

Meta-analysis unveils connection between insulin-dependent diabetes and eating disorders

New review explores the key gender differences in sleep, circadian rhythms and metabolism

New review explores the key gender differences in sleep, circadian rhythms and metabolism

New hope for binge eating and bulimia: GLP-1 drugs could be the key

New hope for binge eating and bulimia: GLP-1 drugs could be the key

Early childhood appetite traits linked to adolescent eating disorders, study finds

Early childhood appetite traits linked to adolescent eating disorders, study finds

Overcoming barriers to eating disorder treatment for low-income patients

Overcoming barriers to eating disorder treatment for low-income patients

Early childhood food responsiveness may predict eating disorder symptoms

Early childhood food responsiveness may predict eating disorder symptoms

Adolescent males with anorexia nervosa have higher mortality rates

Adolescent males with anorexia nervosa have higher mortality rates

What is the prevalence of use of nonprescribed and medically unapproved weight-loss products in adolescents?

What is the prevalence of use of nonprescribed and medically unapproved weight-loss products in adolescents?

The link between circadian rhythm and night eating syndrome

The link between circadian rhythm and night eating syndrome

Research identifies genetic connection between anorexia and morning chronotype

Research identifies genetic connection between anorexia and morning chronotype

Eating disorder claim lines increase significantly from 2018 to 2022

Eating disorder claim lines increase significantly from 2018 to 2022

Does narcissism drive our body image and dietary choices?

Does narcissism drive our body image and dietary choices?

Pediatric mental health crisis skyrocketed and persisted during the pandemic

Pediatric mental health crisis skyrocketed and persisted during the pandemic

New research calls for shift in thinking about ultra-processed food addiction

New research calls for shift in thinking about ultra-processed food addiction

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