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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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

Eating disorder emergency room visits and hospitalizations increased during COVID-19 pandemic

Eating disorder emergency room visits and hospitalizations increased during COVID-19 pandemic

New brain biomarker predicts recovery from treatment-resistant depression

New brain biomarker predicts recovery from treatment-resistant depression

Cyberbullying victimization and perpetration associated with eating disorder symptoms in adolescents

Cyberbullying victimization and perpetration associated with eating disorder symptoms in adolescents

ADHD linked to risk for several common and serious mental health issues

ADHD linked to risk for several common and serious mental health issues

Floatation therapy may be a novel treatment for anorexia nervosa

Floatation therapy may be a novel treatment for anorexia nervosa

Can CBT help type 2 diabetes and obesity patients implement lifestyle alterations?

Can CBT help type 2 diabetes and obesity patients implement lifestyle alterations?

Eating disorder and self-harm diagnosis surged during the COVID-19 pandemic: an urgent need for intervention

Eating disorder and self-harm diagnosis surged during the COVID-19 pandemic: an urgent need for intervention

KU researcher awarded $4.2 million grant to address eating disorders in active-duty military members

KU researcher awarded $4.2 million grant to address eating disorders in active-duty military members

What does a chatbot know about eating disorders? Users of a help line are about to find out

What does a chatbot know about eating disorders? Users of a help line are about to find out

Unpacking negative body talk: Fat talk holds stronger impact on mental health, while old talk still raises concerns

Unpacking negative body talk: Fat talk holds stronger impact on mental health, while old talk still raises concerns

Mental disorders in adults aged 20–39 years linked to elevated risk of heart attack and stroke

Mental disorders in adults aged 20–39 years linked to elevated risk of heart attack and stroke

Diabetes drug may help recover from short periods of severe food insecurity or anorexia

Diabetes drug may help recover from short periods of severe food insecurity or anorexia

Can a disrupted gut microbiota contribute to anorexia nervosa pathogenesis?

Can a disrupted gut microbiota contribute to anorexia nervosa pathogenesis?

Is social media fueling body image issues and disordered eating?

Is social media fueling body image issues and disordered eating?

Exposure therapy could be a promising treatment for adolescents with eating disorders

Exposure therapy could be a promising treatment for adolescents with eating disorders

A review on two novel eating disorders

A review on two novel eating disorders