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Posts Tagged ‘eating disorders and social media’

By On February 20th, 2017

Eating Disorder Survivors Are Removing The Stigma Using Social Media

If you asked the average person to say the first word that pops into their mind when they think of eating disorders, they would likely answer with words like “weight” or “thin”. But, if you asked a person who has actually lived with an eating disorder, their answers may be quite different. Instead you would…

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By On June 6th, 2016

“Fitspiration” May Not Be As Healthy As It Seems

The link between social media use and eating disorders is controversial, but more evidence is appearing every day that suggests social media may be fueling unhealthy eating and exercising habits that often characterize or contribute to disorders like anorexia and bulimia. The latest trend of social media that may be driving dangerous behaviors doesn’t seem…

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By On May 16th, 2016

Social Media and Eating Disorders – A Dangerous Association

Social media is often criticized for its role in eating disorders and the proliferation of communities that encourage young women to give up healthy eating habits in the pursuit of being thin. Some platforms like Instagram have even taken direct efforts to censor pro-eating disorder content, but even those efforts have seemed to only make…

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