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It’s Time to Bring Eating Disorders Out of the Shadows

Most African Americans are surely aware of the worsening obesity rates in this country, especially among poorer and underserved communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans are the most overweight racial group, with 47 percent classified as obese—defined as a body mass index of 30 or higher.

Normal Barbie Hits the Market, Aims Not to Give Young Girls an Eating Disorder

Over the past several months, we've documented cases of multiple woman who bill themselves as Human Barbie, from Lacey Wildd to Valeria Lukyanova. But now Nickolay Lamm has come out with a Barbie doll that is shaped like an actual human,...Show More Summary

Demi Lovato Defends Those With Eating Disorders on Twitter

5 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The former Disney star once again took to her Twitter account to rail against public perception of the "isolating" disease.

Primary Care Docs Diagnose, but Don't Refer, Eating Disorders

Research suggests more referrals needed from primary care doctors to mental health professionals when dealing with eating disorders.

Demi Lovato Slams The Idea That Eating Disorders Are A Choice

Demi Lovato has once again proven herself a staunch advocate of correctly understanding and discussing body image and mental health. On Wednesday, the star took to Twitter to address commonly held misconceptions about eating disorders...Show More Summary

Demi Lovato Speaks Out on Eating Disorders: 'They Do Not Discriminate'

Demi Lovato waves to the cameras as she leaves her hotel in London on Thursday morning (November 13). The 22-year-old singer stopped to say hi to some fans on her way out for rehearsals for the Royal Variety Performance, which will be held later in the evening. Just the day before, Demi sounded off on [...]

Trying To Lose My Baby Weight Triggered My Eating Disorder

Most of us want to reclaim some semblance of our former selves after we’ve had a baby. We want to tone up, slim down, feel like we could possibly (maybe?) attempt a bikini in public again. So, what do you do when you’re not allowed to...Show More Summary

Demi Lovato Sets Everyone Straight On Exactly Which Kinds Of People Have Eating Disorders

"Eating disorders do not discriminate." More » Demi Lovato Sets Everyone Straight On Exactly Which Kinds Of People Have Eating Disorders is a post from TheGloss - Get the best women's beauty, make up, hairstyles tips. Get sex, dating advice, culture news and hot trends for women..

Demi Lovato SLAMS Meghan Trainor For Her Comments About 'Not Being Strong Enough' To Have An Eating Disorder!

YAAAASSSSSS! PREACH, gurl! Demi Lovato has endured a lot of struggles during her time in the spotlight, but she's been able to overcome them and shine like the diamond that she is. Most notably, Demicorn suffered from a horrible eating disorder — so it's a no-brainer why she would be on the defense about this. [ Related: Megan [...]

Demi Lovato Talking About Eating Disorders Is Somehow Still Super Inspirational

I don't know how Demi Lovato does it. She issues statements about eating disorders and what's it's like to go to rehab and be addicted to drugs constantly, and somehow she still manages to make it inspirational instead of depressing....Show More Summary

Navigating Holiday Meals with an Eating Disorder

Psychologist Stacey Cahn offers thoughts, tips for those in treatment for or recovering from an eating disorder, and their loved ones.

Demi Lovato Talks Inner Beauty, Outer Beauty, and How Being Latina Affects Her Self-Esteem

This was the year that Demi Lovato shifted her career into high gear. Gone was the chatter about the setbacks that surrounded her in 2010, when she checked into a treatment center for eating disorders. Instead the actress and singerShow More Summary

Demi Lovato Talks About Eating Disorders: ‘Starving Is Not A Diet’

Demi Lovato came out on Wednesday with some pretty harsh words on Twitter, regarding common misconceptions facing people who suffer from eating disorders. Lovato, who is a self-proclaimed “positive role model,” clearly relates to the...Show More Summary

Self-Mutilation, Eating Disorders and Suicide:

Using attachment theory to explain how addictive connections to pain and suffering develop, I discuss various kinds and functions of self-harm behavior. From eating disorders to self- mutilation and body modifications such as tattooing, I explore the language of self-harm, and the translation of that language and its psychological functions. read more

‘Girls’ Star Allison Williams Soars Into ‘Peter Pan Live’ Lead Role Amid Weight Loss Worries [Video]

NBC hopes that casting Girls actress Allison Williams in the live musical version of Peter Pan will become a ratings dream. But as the slender star takes flying lessons for the lead role, she battles anorexia and eating disorder accusations...Show More Summary

There Is Help for Relapse

This postcard from PostSecret made me so sad for the person who sent it in. It reads: I can’t bear to tell my family I relapsed so instead I quietly suffer… alone. I wouldn’t have thought this was about an eating disorder until I saw the “food+body wisdom” circle pasted in the middle. After a [...]

Food Frenzies: Healthy Eating Obsessions Are Newest Eating Disorder

Could it be that concentrating on eating healthy foods for your body might actually be hurting your mind? A group of researchers is now saying that it might. What do we call this latest eating disorder? How about orthorexia nervosa? That’s what University of Northern Colorado professor Thom Dunn calls the disorder he is also... Continue Reading

Lena Dunham Humorously Bares Her Dark Past in New Memoir

3 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Girls star revealed her struggles with OCD, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

British Teen Petitions Government to Tackle 'Thinspiration' Blogs

3 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Diagnosed with anorexia, 18-year-old Alice Taylor has recovered from her eating disorder and wants help educating others about the disease.

Is Kate Middleton Too Skinny, Copying Angelina Jolie? Queen Elizabeth Is Worried About Her, Report Says

Kate Middleton may suffer from an eating disorder that has Queen Elizabeth worried that the Duchess is taking after movie star and social activist Angelina Jolie — and that Kate might harm the royal baby she is now carrying by failing to eat property. Show More Summary

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