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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Research supports weight-neutral care for women with binge eating disorders

Research supports weight-neutral care for women with binge eating disorders

Body dissatisfaction found to be primary cause of eating disorders

Body dissatisfaction found to be primary cause of eating disorders

New report shows increase in mental disorder rates among 17 to 19 year olds in 2022

New report shows increase in mental disorder rates among 17 to 19 year olds in 2022

Study finds differences in brain structure between boys and girls with binge eating disorders

Study finds differences in brain structure between boys and girls with binge eating disorders

Study finds link between different styles of humor and body perception in women

Study finds link between different styles of humor and body perception in women

BMI: The mismeasure of weight and the mistreatment of obesity

BMI: The mismeasure of weight and the mistreatment of obesity

What were the effects of COVID-19 on our food choices?

What were the effects of COVID-19 on our food choices?

California and New York aim to curb diet pill sales to minors

California and New York aim to curb diet pill sales to minors

Engagement in bulking and cutting is associated with symptoms of eating disorders

Engagement in bulking and cutting is associated with symptoms of eating disorders

Implanted brain-stimulating device disrupts craving-related signals and reduces bingeing episodes

Implanted brain-stimulating device disrupts craving-related signals and reduces bingeing episodes

Researchers examine how age, sex, weight and puberty were linked to disordered eating in children

Researchers examine how age, sex, weight and puberty were linked to disordered eating in children

Three things to know about insurance coverage for abortion

Three things to know about insurance coverage for abortion

Women diagnosed with anorexia nervosa are more likely to have underweight babies

Women diagnosed with anorexia nervosa are more likely to have underweight babies

Major study reveals key differences in brain structure between people with and without anorexia

Major study reveals key differences in brain structure between people with and without anorexia

Study describes the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric primary care mental health visits

Study describes the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric primary care mental health visits

As eating disorders spike during pandemic, rural treatment options lag

As eating disorders spike during pandemic, rural treatment options lag

Researchers explore experiences with compulsive exercise across social media

Researchers explore experiences with compulsive exercise across social media

Brain scans show differences in gray matter density in young children with binge eating disorder

Brain scans show differences in gray matter density in young children with binge eating disorder

Researchers emphasize on health-focused rather than a weight-focused approach to treating obesity

Researchers emphasize on health-focused rather than a weight-focused approach to treating obesity

Young people with eating disorders may have undiagnosed autism

Young people with eating disorders may have undiagnosed autism