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The Causes of Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Substance Abuse

Eating disorders—anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders—are serious but treatable mental illnesses that feature disturbances in both eating behavior and weight regulation. They are associated with significant adverse psychological, physical, and social consequences. It is not uncommon for people with eating disorders to also abuse drugs or alcohol. People who struggle with both a […]

Things to Know About Sports & Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex, destructive disorders that can impact people of all ages and demographics. When inadequately treated, eating disorders can be life-threatening, which is particularly concerning given their prevalence. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) estimates that 20 million women and 10 million men in America meet criteria for an eating disorder at some […]

Social Media and Body Image

As social media continues to play a central role in the lives of adolescent girls and young women, its influence on body image and the perception of beauty continues to grow. Social media not only exposes young girls to certain beauty standards and cultural ideals of womanhood, but emerging research shows it may contribute to […]

Other Eating Disorders (OSFED)

When people think of eating disorders, conditions such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder usually come to mind. But in reality, there are many types of eating disorders that do not fit neatly into these mental health diagnostic categories. In fact, statistics indicate that between 32% and 53% of people with eating disorders fall […]