Eating Disorders

Bullying Linked To Eating Disorders

Getting pushed around on the playground isn’t just a childhood cliché. In fact, it’s a serious problem that experts say can be linked to deep psychological trauma and problems for a developing child’s self-esteem, sense of worth and ability to form healthy relationships. More bullying, more eating disorders than two years ago Now a new …

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Coping With An Eating Disorder During The Holidays

The holidays can be tough when you have an eating disorder. After all, most activities are centered around food–whether it’s family dinners, cookie exchanges or festive cocktails with friends. This extreme exposure to food can often send those with eating disorders into a state of panic. In fact, experts say the stress can cause relapses …

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Do Religion And Eating Disorders Intersect?

Behind every eating disorder is the deep desire for spiritual connection. At least that’s what Barbara Moore believes. Moore, the dean of the Program for Study of Women and Gender in Church and Society at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in New York, is convinced that eating disorders are a relevant topic, albeit a “quiet” …

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Eating Disorders: Look No Further Than The ER

Diagnosing an eating disorder can be challenging. But a new study suggests there may be a specific location to target when trying to spot one: the emergency room. Eating disorders, substance abuse and depression The University of Michigan research found that 16 percent of young people aged 14-20 who were admitted to the ER for …

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Evidence Of Anorexia In The Middle Ages

Anorexia is widely considered a disease of the modern age, with most cases being diagnosed in the past 50 years. However, historians have found evidence that women, many of them Saints of the Catholic Church, suffered from eating disorders in the 1300s and 1400s. Umiliana de ‘Cerchi, Margherita de Cortona, and a woman known as …

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Extreme Childhood Eating Disorders Increase In Number According To Report

A new report by CNN has highlighted the problem of serious eating disorders among children, some as young as ten. Equally surprising are some of the reasons behind this alarming new trend. While experts point out that certain personality traits may predispose youngsters to develop eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, external pressures such …

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Gaga Defends Her Weight Gain, Reveals Eating Disorder

Lady Gaga has recently been criticized in the tabloids for her weight gain. While she is still a very normal weight and beautiful, the media attacked her. In response to critics, Gaga revealed that she has been suffering from “bulimia and anorexia since [she] was 15.” Most would agree that Gaga’s new curvy look is …

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Male Eating Disorders On The Rise

In mainstream media, women are the ones traditionally singled out as the gender that suffers from eating disorders. Males who struggle with body image issues are largely ignored, but according to new research in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, they’re a rapidly growing population. Pressure to be perfect Dr. Ted Weltzin, medical …

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Olympic Athletes Among Those At Increased Risk For Eating Disorders

Olympic athletes are among those elite athletes at increased risk for eating disorders. While many people around the world enjoy watching the Olympic games events, some former Olympians are reminding the public that the pressure to be the fastest and the best, can result in some athletes developing eating disorders in order to appear competitive. …

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Opinion Is Divided On Model Weight Regulations

You’re standing in line at the grocery store unloading your groceries onto the conveyor, surrounded by glossy magazine covers. Each magazine features a Photoshopped image of an exceptionally thin model. We are surrounded by these images everyday. Critics have long worried that constant exposure to images of overly thin models gives us unrealistic expectations for …

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