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.

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When Does 'Clean Eating' Become a Disorder?

It is possible to overdo healthy eating. A new study pinpoints risk factors for the eating disorder orthorexia.

By Lara DeSanto

Your Partner's Porn Habit Could Fuel an Eating Disorder

Women whose husband or boyfriend regularly watches pornography are more likely to develop an eating disorder, according to a study that shows a link.

By Diane Domina

8 Things You Might Not Know About Eating Disorders

Many people think of anorexia nervosa when they think of eating disorders but these illnesses are much more complicated than they appear.

By Eileen Bailey

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

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.

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

Understanding Eating Disorders

How much do you know about eating disorders? Learn about the symptoms and treatments for several different types of eating disorders.

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

FAQ About Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder differs from over-eating and is closely related to body shape, weight, and a greater psychiatric comorbidity.

By My Bariatric Life