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Does “To the Bone” hit too close to home for eating disorder survivors?

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When Netflix’s latest upcoming original movie “To the Bone” premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, it was hailed as a “deeply personal” story about the dangers of anorexia. However, some experts and eating disorder survivors suggest the film may hit dangerously close to home in its portrayal of eating disorders. The movie stars […]

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The consequences of eating disorders remain after recovery

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Survivors of eating disorders often say they will live with the disease forever. This is partially meant metaphorically; they will always struggle with the urges and body issues which initially fed the development of their eating disorder. But, this is also often very literal. Many who survived eating disorders and achieved recovery still live with […]

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What is the difference between overeating and binge eating?

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Everyone has had the experience of overindulging in their favorite foods. But, at what point does this become a dangerous habit? What separates the normal bout of overeating and binge eating? It can often be a difficult line to draw, but the distinction is important. One is something everyone does, while the other cause isolation, […]

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How Eating Disorders Affect Your Body Aside From Your Weight

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Just about everyone knows eating disorders can have extreme effects on your body. But, most of the time people are only thinking about the drastic weight changes mostly associated with severe cases of anorexia. The problem with this is that weight loss is only one of the many ways an eating disorder affects your body. […]

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Experts Say Early Identification Is Key For Children With Eating Disorder Symptoms

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Identifying and treating the signs of eating disorders as early as possible is essential for preventing children from developing a clinically diagnosable eating disorder, according to new findings published in the journal Appetite. A team of researchers from Newcastle University in England say that children who had more eating disorder symptoms at the age of […]

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What You Need To Know About Eating Disorders Among Students [Infographic]

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Having a child with an eating disorder is enormously difficult, but you and your child are not alone. The majority of eating disorder develop during adolescence and they stick around for life. But, there is hope. Early intervention is the best way to stop an eating disorder from evolving into a severe health issue, but […]

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Know The Signs Of Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are serious conditions that can carry severe consequences. Estimates suggest up to 30 million people of all ages and genders will experience an eating disorder in their lifetime, but only 1 in 10 of those will receive treatment. The most important step to ensuring you or someone you know with an eating disorder […]

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Writer Speaks Up About Dangerous and Often Forgotten Eating Disorder Side Effect

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Some symptoms and side effects of eating disorders are obvious. Extreme changes in weight, hair loss, fatigue, and immune system problems are all hallmark signs of eating disorders, but often the other symptoms related to these conditions are forgotten. There are many more subtle symptoms of eating disorders that are not visible from the outside […]

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Eating Disorder Symptoms That Go Unnoticed

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Most people think they know what an eating disorder looks like, but the truth is the majority of individuals with eating disorders live with their condition for years before others take notice. While there are some dramatic signs of these conditions, such as extreme weight loss or refusal to eat, these signs often come late […]

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A Brief Guide To The Most Common Eating Disorders

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In the U.S. alone, up to 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder every year. Only 1 in 10 of those people will receive treatment for the disorder, and only 35% of those individuals will receive treatment at a specialized facility for eating disorders. There are many reasons why treatment rates for eating disorders […]

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