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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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

Incidence rates of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs in Israeli adolescents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Incidence rates of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs in Israeli adolescents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

New treatment method leads to fewer episodes of overeating in patients with morbid obesity

New treatment method leads to fewer episodes of overeating in patients with morbid obesity

Young adults with prior self-harm and eating disorders report  mental health issues during the pandemic

Young adults with prior self-harm and eating disorders report mental health issues during the pandemic

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder

Study reveals link between restrictive eating, eating disorders and increased risk of injuries

Study reveals link between restrictive eating, eating disorders and increased risk of injuries

New animated video explores how social media affects people with eating disorders

New animated video explores how social media affects people with eating disorders

Research redefines dieting and the culture of weight loss

Research redefines dieting and the culture of weight loss

Useful strategies can help alleviate mental health problems during the pandemic

Useful strategies can help alleviate mental health problems during the pandemic

Consumer checklist to support people locate effective treatment for eating disorders

Consumer checklist to support people locate effective treatment for eating disorders

Hospitalizations for eating disorders among teenagers increase during COVID-19

Hospitalizations for eating disorders among teenagers increase during COVID-19

Eating disorder behaviors modulate the brain's dopamine-related reward circuit response

Eating disorder behaviors modulate the brain's dopamine-related reward circuit response

Study finds correlation between COVID-19 pandemic and six unhealthy eating behaviors

Study finds correlation between COVID-19 pandemic and six unhealthy eating behaviors