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

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

First known epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in farmed mink

First known epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in farmed mink

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

Mortality rate and risk among hospitalized COVID-19 patients during different surges of the pandemic

Mortality rate and risk among hospitalized COVID-19 patients during different surges of the pandemic

Weekly weight loss drug reduces BMI in teens

Weekly weight loss drug reduces BMI in teens

Probiotics and prebiotics can reduce the risk of frailty syndrome among the elderly

Probiotics and prebiotics can reduce the risk of frailty syndrome among the elderly

SARS-CoV-2 transmission from infected owner to pet rats

SARS-CoV-2 transmission from infected owner to pet rats

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

Circadian rhythm disruption is shared by a broad range of mental illnesses, study finds

Circadian rhythm disruption is shared by a broad range of mental illnesses, study finds

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

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

Novel zoonotic Langya virus identified in China

Novel zoonotic Langya virus identified in China

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

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues