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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How the brain makes a limb feel like it does not belong

How the brain makes a limb feel like it does not belong

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

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

Young people cite barriers to seeking help for eating disorders

Young people cite barriers to seeking help for eating disorders

Digestive symptoms are common in COVID-19 patients, study reveals

Digestive symptoms are common in COVID-19 patients, study reveals

Study sheds new light on the neurobiology of starvation in patients with anorexia nervosa

Study sheds new light on the neurobiology of starvation in patients with anorexia nervosa

New templates for improving assessment of senior cancer patients

New templates for improving assessment of senior cancer patients

King's researchers launch largest ever study into eating disorders

King's researchers launch largest ever study into eating disorders

Behavioral therapy assisted by a smartphone app helps patients with binge eating disorders

Behavioral therapy assisted by a smartphone app helps patients with binge eating disorders

Exercise addiction more common among people with eating disorder

Exercise addiction more common among people with eating disorder

UK sees sharp rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders

UK sees sharp rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders

Researchers find many psychiatric disorders share the same gene variants

Researchers find many psychiatric disorders share the same gene variants

Study examines link between social media and disordered eating behaviors in young adolescents

Study examines link between social media and disordered eating behaviors in young adolescents

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Study highlights importance of parents in defining eating disorder recovery

Study highlights importance of parents in defining eating disorder recovery

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Eating disorders increase risk of premature birth

Intermittent fasting – not just a fad for cardiac patients

Intermittent fasting – not just a fad for cardiac patients

Patients with anorexia nervosa face similar health complications as their counterparts with low BMI

Patients with anorexia nervosa face similar health complications as their counterparts with low BMI

Study: Normal body weight can hide eating disorder in teens and young adults

Study: Normal body weight can hide eating disorder in teens and young adults

Anorexia rates rising in younger children

Anorexia rates rising in younger children

Hope for stressed-out parents of extremely picky eaters

Hope for stressed-out parents of extremely picky eaters