Eating Disorders

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about eating disorders, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Eating Disorders Not Uncommon in Teens with Diabetes

Some teens with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes seem to gravitate to eating disorders – a dangerous combo.


Does Your Teen Have Acid Reflux or an Eating Disorder?

Could potential signs of an eating disorder simply just indicate acid reflux in your child? Learn why these two conditions may get confused.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Why Narcolepsy and Eating Disorders Go Hand-in-Hand

It makes sense, really — sleep has a big influence on how hungry we feel and the type of food we choose to eat. So, when our sleep is erratic it can mess with our metabolism and urges to binge.

By Martin Reed

How Eating Disorders Can Affect Your Reproductive Health

You may not think of a gynecologist as someone who could help you deal with eating disorder symptoms, but in fact, they can play a key role.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Understanding Eating Disorders

Learn about the symptoms and treatments for several different types of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

What Netflix's “To the Bone” Can Teach Parents

Does the movie about anorexia glamorize eating disorders for teens, or highlight the dangers in a relatable way?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Older Adults Can Have Eating Disorders Too

Although eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are most common in young women, they also can develop later in life and may last for decades.

By Jeff Bauer

8 Things You Might Not Know About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are psychological disorders that have physical symptoms and complications and can, in some cases, be life-threatening. Many people think of anorexia nervosa when they think of an eating disorder. They might envision a very skinny tee...

By Eileen Bailey

An FAQ About Binge Eating Disorder

Although most people with BED are overweight or obese, binge eating differs from over-eating. There is a greater concern regarding shape and weight with binge eating disorder (BED) and a greater psychiatric comorbidity. As such, there are different t...

By My Bariatric Life

What to Ask Your Doctor About Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

If you find yourself consuming large quantities of food and feel unable to stop even if you feel quite full, then you may have binge eating disorder or BED.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Do You Have Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by eating large quantities of food and feel powerless to stop. Those who binge eat might eat when not hungry or feel uncomfortably full. Many people with BED are overweight, however it is possible to have ...

By Eileen Bailey