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Asian American women face unique barriers keeping them from eating disorder treatment

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Eating disorders are often thought of as a “white girl” problem, but new research suggests young Asian American women are equally likely to live with an eating disorder. Unfortunately, they just aren’t receiving treatment due to a number of cultural and social issues, says Yuying Tsong, associate professor in human services at California State University, […]

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Disordered eating leads to overall poorer well-being according to new study

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Eating disorders are often thought about in a vacuum. We talk about the behaviors and mental conditions that can contribute to the development of disordered eating, but we typically forget to discuss the cornucopia of health issues that can develop out of eating disorders themselves. However, as a new European study shows, disordered eating is […]

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Brian Cuban describes what it’s like being a man with an eating disorder

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Despite accounting for approximately one-third of those with eating disorders in America, men still face a unique stigma that keeps many from ever speaking out or seeking help. Brian Cuban knows this. Before he recovered in 2007, Cuban was an addict struggling with bulimia and anorexia in silence. But, unlike many, Cuban has since become […]

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Silicon Valley’s Amanda Crew uses her experiences with eating disorder to advocate for change

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These days, Amanda Crew is known for her role as Monica Hall on HBO’s Silicon Valley. But, before she got her big break in Hollywood, she was a young girl who struggled with an eating disorder while trying to make her name known. In a recent interview with People, the actress opened up about how […]

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How to make Thanksgiving safe for those with eating disorders

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For most, Thanksgiving is a time to relax with family and feast on a variety of homecooked food. But, for the 30 million men and women living with eating disorders in America, the holiday is considerably less simple. Thanksgiving can be a precarious, stressful, and potentially triggering to those living with or recovering from an […]

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Lack of ‘feel good’ neurosteroid may contribute to depression or anxiety in anorexic or obese women

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Women who live with anorexia or obesity exhibit low levels of a neurosteroid that may explain why both conditions are associated with an increased risk for depression and anxiety, according to a small study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The study found low levels of allopregnanolone (all), which has been tied to heightened rates of […]

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Discussing the cultural parts of eating disorders may make treatment more effective

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Eating disorders are often viewed through a singular lens. Either people think of them as “social issues” brought on by the pressures people face to maintain or achieve a specific body type, or they are seen as a mental health issue. Of course, the truth is that eating disorders are both of these and more. […]

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Study suggests autoimmune disease could increase risk for eating disorders

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While eating disorders are categorized as a mental illness, researchers are finding new links to physical diseases like immune system disorders that may help us understand how eating disorders develop. In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, a team of researchers says they have found evidence that immune system issues may make an individual […]

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What does “full recovery” from an eating disorder actually look like?

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When you talk to survivors of eating disorders, there is a recurring theme. Many say they will “always be recovering,” while others say, “every day is a battle.” Even years after their worst times, survivors live with the knowledge that a relapse could happen at any time. Of course, these words can sound very disheartening […]

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Riverdale star Camila Mendes shares how eating disorders have affected her family

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A star of the Archie Comics-inspired TV show Riverdale is partnering with Project HEAL to raise money and awareness for an issue that has affected her throughout her life. Camila Mendes, who plays the mysterious Veronica Lodge, revealed that eating disorders have been an issue in her family since she was young. Her sister suffered […]

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