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

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

OCD patients with psychiatric comorbidities can benefit from deep brain stimulation

OCD patients with psychiatric comorbidities can benefit from deep brain stimulation

Adverse childhood experiences linked to adolescents' delinquent behaviors

Adverse childhood experiences linked to adolescents' delinquent behaviors

'Hunger Hormone' may play key role in impulsive choices and behaviors

'Hunger Hormone' may play key role in impulsive choices and behaviors

Rumination syndrome often confused with other gastrointestinal conditions

Rumination syndrome often confused with other gastrointestinal conditions

Social support for mothers of patients with eating disorders may help improve mothers' mental health

Social support for mothers of patients with eating disorders may help improve mothers' mental health

Excessive screen time, social media use may lead to binge-eating disorder in children

Excessive screen time, social media use may lead to binge-eating disorder in children

Study discovers similarities between the genetic bases of various eating disorders

Study discovers similarities between the genetic bases of various eating disorders

New analysis shows lack of strong evidence to support anorexia nervosa treatment guidelines

New analysis shows lack of strong evidence to support anorexia nervosa treatment guidelines

Study: Marching bands need access to athletic trainers just as players do

Study: Marching bands need access to athletic trainers just as players do

Children of low-income families have greater risk of developing mental disorders later in life

Children of low-income families have greater risk of developing mental disorders later in life

Study investigates link between socio-economic position and risk of mental disorders

Study investigates link between socio-economic position and risk of mental disorders

Study looks at how culture can influence women's experiences of disordered eating

Study looks at how culture can influence women's experiences of disordered eating

New phone app may help address eating disorders in college students

New phone app may help address eating disorders in college students

Study: COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on people with eating disorders

Study: COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on people with eating disorders

Study shows COVID-19 pandemic has profound, negative impact on people with eating disorders

Study shows COVID-19 pandemic has profound, negative impact on people with eating disorders

Study investigates the causes and effects of excessive exercise in people with eating disorders

Study investigates the causes and effects of excessive exercise in people with eating disorders

Research highlights nutritional risks among female athletes

Research highlights nutritional risks among female athletes

COVID-19 negatively impacts people with eating disorders

COVID-19 negatively impacts people with eating disorders

CBT found to be effective in treating binge eating disorders in adolescents

CBT found to be effective in treating binge eating disorders in adolescents