Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person's physical or mental health.
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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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

COVID-19's long-term effects on chemosensory functions

COVID-19's long-term effects on chemosensory functions

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

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

Enzyme in fat tissue helps control the production of new bone and fat cells, study shows

Enzyme in fat tissue helps control the production of new bone and fat cells, study shows

Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality

Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality

Study focuses on understanding the origin of neuronal diversity

Study focuses on understanding the origin of neuronal diversity

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

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

Study shows how leptin suppresses appetite

Study shows how leptin suppresses appetite

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 California law makes it easier to get care for mental health and substance abuse

New California law makes it easier to get care for mental health and substance abuse

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