Posts Tagged ‘orthorexia’

By On May 22nd, 2017

Eating disorders are a mental illness, not a social media trend

In the past week, I’ve seen several reports suggesting Instagram could potentially put you at an increased risk for an eating disorder known as orthorexia. It is the latest in a long line of reports blaming eating disorders are everything from ads, the fashion industry, and even parents. While there may be some truth underlying…


By On November 6th, 2015

What Is Orthorexia and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

While it has yet to be recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a new eating disorder has been receiving widespread attention since an article about it from Broadly went viral recently. Orthorexia, an eating disorder characterized by an unhealthy obsession with healthy food, has been around since the term was…

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