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6 Things a Psychologist Wants You to Know About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are difficult to diagnose and have the highest death rate of all mental disorders. According to Eating Disorder Hope, eating disorders do not discriminate. These disorders are complex mental afflictions that can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex or race. While this is true, globally there is a high prevalence of eating disorders among young children [...]

By |2018-06-18T17:38:51+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

From A Teenage Boy With Anorexia

Not all silence on mental health problems is down to stigma. Sometimes it’s difficult to articulate what’s wrong. You can’t talk about mental health without talking about stigma. Personally, I don’t like talking about stigma – the more you talk about something, the more you entrench it. People often cite fear of stigma as the [...]

By |2017-10-23T12:29:35+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why People With Eating Disorders Are Often Obsessed With Food

Lorraine Pascale, a chef and regular guest on the BBC’s cooking programme, Saturday Kitchen, recently admitted that she struggled with an eating disorder. For many, it would seem counter-intuitive that a person with an eating disorder would spend so much time around food. But an obsession with food is often linked with eating disorders, highlighting [...]

Children As Young As Four Are Suffering From Mental Health Problems

Schools are struggling to access support to deal with a surge in the number of children and young people suffering from mental health issues. Evidence given from teachers across the country suggests children as young as four are suffering from mental health problems such as panic attacks, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. Responding to a [...]

Early Puberty In Girls Raises The Risk Of Depression

Pexel Images When girls come in for their physical exams, one of the questions I routinely ask is “Do you get your period?” I try to ask before I expect the answer to be yes, so that if a girl doesn’t seem to know about the changes of puberty that lie ahead, I [...]

I’m A Man And I Have An Eating Disorder. That’s Not A Contradiction

‘It all came flooding back when I read Wentworth Miller’s post on being body-shamed by a meme making fun of his weight.’ Photograph: Mitch Jenkins/five I don’t remember the first time I purged. I remember it being a habit, a nightly ritual. I remember the pattern of the bathroom tiles in my parents’ [...]

Anorexia’s More Insidious Scourge

Often masked as a health-kick a new form of the eating disorder, anorexia, is manifesting itself in teenagers. When John and Julie Armstrong's 12-year-old son, Jed, told them that he wanted to get fit in the summer of 2014, neither thought anything of it. A keen footballer, Jed designed a regime of exercise for himself [...]

Stop Worrying About Falling Off The ‘Diet Wagon’

If you started the year with the resolve to lose weight, then right about now your good intentions are most likely a distant, unwelcome memory. And good on you! Because diets are bad for you. But don’t just take my word for it. "Almost everyone who goes on a weight loss diet puts the weight back [...]

Brain Size Linked To Eating Disorders?

Is brain size related to eating disorders? University of Colorado researchers discovered that girls with anorexia nervosa had a larger insula, a part of the brain that is active when tasting food, in comparison to girls without the disorder. They also found evidence of a larger orbitofrontal cortex, a part of the brain that signals [...]

Girl Mag Watch Dolly June 2013

Only half the mag is worth reading Melinda Tankard Reist Readers wanting something of substance from Dolly’s June issue would do best to skip the first half and go straight to the second.  Articles on self-harm, hate pages and unhealthy attitudes toward food redeem the insubstantial nature of the pages that go before. ‘Would you [...]