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By On January 25th, 2018

LGBTQ people face unique eating disorder risks

While awareness of eating disorders has grown over the past decade, many groups vulnerable to eating disorders still get overlooked because they don’t fit the stereotype. Young, heterosexual, white women now have wider access to treatment, and face less stigma when openly talking about their eating disorders. Meanwhile, men, people of color, and especially LGBTQ+…

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By On December 15th, 2017

National Eating Disorder Association awards $50,000 grant to develop eating disorder treatment app

People seeking treatment for an eating disorder run into an alarming number of roadblocks, detours, and complications on their way to recovery. Many encounter physicians who are poorly trained and underequipped to properly recognize and treat these disorders. Even worse, a significant number of people don’t respond to the currently available treatment methods. Researchers from…

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By On November 6th, 2017

What does “full recovery” from an eating disorder actually look like?

When you talk to survivors of eating disorders, there is a recurring theme. Many say they will “always be recovering,” while others say, “every day is a battle.” Even years after their worst times, survivors live with the knowledge that a relapse could happen at any time. Of course, these words can sound very disheartening…

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By On August 3rd, 2017

In-person therapy remains the best way to treat binge eating disorder

While internet based therapies may be helpful for some people with binge eating disorder, a new study shows that traditional face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains the most effective way to treat the eating disorder. “Although there is evidence that structured self-help treatments based on cognitive-behavioral therapy may be effective for patients, it was unclear…

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By On June 28th, 2017

What One Eating Disorder Survivor Wishes Other Men Knew

More than 10 million men in the United States will experience an eating disorder during their lifetime. Unfortunately, stigma prevents 90% of these men from ever seeking help for their illness. Instead, they frequently hide their eating disorders out of fear of being labeled “effeminate” or “weak.” Additionally, many who live with eating disorders fail…

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By On June 8th, 2017

4 out of 5 teens with eating disorders go untreated

Eating disorders are frequently treated like a rare disease. Most people assume they will never know anyone living with anorexia or bulimia. The truth is they are wrong. Almost everyone in the United States knows someone who struggles with an eating disorder, but few talk about it. Even fewer seek treatment. In the US alone,…

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