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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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

Study shows COVID-19 pandemic has profound, negative impact on people with eating disorders

Study shows COVID-19 pandemic has profound, negative impact on people with eating disorders

Girls with anorexia nervosa can have stunted growth

Girls with anorexia nervosa can have stunted growth

FDA approves CBD oral solution for treatment of seizures related to tuberous sclerosis complex

FDA approves CBD oral solution for treatment of seizures related to tuberous sclerosis complex

New review provides an update on management of premenopausal osteoporosis

New review provides an update on management of premenopausal osteoporosis

Study investigates the causes and effects of excessive exercise in people with eating disorders

Study investigates the causes and effects of excessive exercise in people with eating disorders

New studies examine outcomes of kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19

New studies examine outcomes of kidney transplant recipients with COVID-19

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Novel radioisotope therapy could provide favorable prognosis in neuroblastoma patients

Novel radioisotope therapy could provide favorable prognosis in neuroblastoma patients

Research highlights nutritional risks among female athletes

Research highlights nutritional risks among female athletes

COVID-19 negatively impacts people with eating disorders

COVID-19 negatively impacts people with eating disorders

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

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