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By On April 10th, 2018

Disney star Dove Cameron says she had a “bad case of anorexia”

The danger of eating disorders in Hollywood has been an open secret for decades, but one Disney actress is coming clean about her experience with anorexia. “Descendants 2” and “Liv and Maddie” star Dove Cameron recently decided to admit her own struggles with eating disorders to be more honest with her fans. “I’ve never said…

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By On February 1st, 2018

Researchers Find “Psychological Pathway” That Leads to Body Dysmorphia

Body dysmorphia is a widely recognized condition which affects how people perceive their own bodies. Over time, the dissatisfaction from this misperception is known to contribute to the development of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Despite being accepted by the medical community, little is actually known about how body dysmorphia develops or the…

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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 January 23rd, 2018

Tom Petty’s death ruled an accidental opioid overdose

Tom Petty is one of the latest high-profile victims of America’s opioid crisis, according to the rock star’s autopsy results released over the weekend. Los Angeles County coroner spokesperson Ed Winter confirmed that Petty died of an accidental overdose of opiates at the age of 66 in October of last year. Coroners found a mixture…

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By On January 19th, 2018

Stress and hunger hormones make evening a risky time for binge eating

The late-night urge to snack is something we all encounter from time to time, but new research suggests this phenomenon is the result of riding “hunger hormone” levels and decreasing “satiety (or fullness) hormones” in the evening. More so, the impact of these hormone changes may have an even greater impact on people prone to…

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By On January 16th, 2018

5 Tips for overcoming the urge to restrict while recovering from anorexia

Even when you’ve started your path to recovery, people with anorexia live with an urge that hangs around anytime food is present – the voice constantly calculating calories and telling you what is “safe” or “unsafe” to eat. It can seem like these urges are inescapable or overwhelming, but learning to control these impulses and…

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By On January 12th, 2018

Depression tests may not account for black teens

Mental illness can affect anyone. Depression can strike no matter what age you are, or what race you are. Additionally, depression tends to present in one of only a few different ways across all races or other demographics. However, a new study suggests one vulnerable group may be the exception. According to a report published…

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