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?

An eating disorder is characterized by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and emotional health. The causes of eating disorders are complex and not yet fully understood.

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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

Study examines the role of gut microbes in anorexia

Study examines the role of gut microbes in anorexia

Researchers study how anorexia nervosa modifies body awareness

Researchers study how anorexia nervosa modifies body awareness

FDA conditionally approves first oral treatment for dogs with lymphoma

FDA conditionally approves first oral treatment for dogs with lymphoma

‘Peer respites’ provide an alternative to psychiatric wards during pandemic

‘Peer respites’ provide an alternative to psychiatric wards during pandemic

Change in mental status or falls may be misinterpreted as infection in nursing homes

Change in mental status or falls may be misinterpreted as infection in nursing homes

Carrot-based Japanese herbal medicine may improve muscle complications associated with COPD

Carrot-based Japanese herbal medicine may improve muscle complications associated with COPD

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

Anxiety and stress caused by COVID-19 associated with body image issues

Anxiety and stress caused by COVID-19 associated with body image issues

Pathways contributing to hypercoagulability in severe SARS‐CoV‐2 patients

Pathways contributing to hypercoagulability in severe SARS‐CoV‐2 patients

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

Keto diet could be beneficial for elderly COVID-19 patients

Keto diet could be beneficial for elderly COVID-19 patients

Study reveals partially overlapping patterns of brain function in people with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder

Study reveals partially overlapping patterns of brain function in people with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder

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