Eating disorders are mental illnesses, and although they revolve around eating and body weight, they aren't entirely about food but also about feelings and self-expression. READ MORE

I Struggled With Obesity. Then I Lost the Weight … and Nearly Died From Anorexia and Bulimia.

These eating disorders may look like opposites from the outside, but they are two sides of the same coin

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Thanksgiving Will Always Be Difficult For Me. Here’s How I Cope.

The holiday that celebrates food is triggering when you're overcoming an eating disorder

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8 Ways to Manage Body Image Anxiety After Lockdown

Engaging with people who accept and appreciate your body as it is can help you feel more at peace with how you look


Suffering in Silence: Middle-Aged Women and Eating Disorders

Shedding light on a condition that's more common than you think

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I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

My childhood abuse caused disordered eating and weight gain, but I learned how to heal

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You Can't Put a Band-Aid Over a Bullet Hole: How I Healed From Sexual Trauma and Substance Abuse

I realized I had to deal with the painful secrets and trauma underlying my addiction in order to find a pathway to recovery.

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I Didn’t Know I Had an Eating Disorder

For 30 years I suffered from compulsive overeating, never realizing that food was my coping mechanism.

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I Recovered From Anorexia in My 20s, but I’m Still Coping With the Damage to My Bones at 50

I’m 50 now, and I have osteopenia, which is low bone density that’s less severe than osteoporosis. I have it because I had an eating disorder starting when I was a teenager, for about ten years.

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Spotting Eating Disorders in Loved Ones

It can be difficult for family and friends to detect these problems, a doctor warns. Meta Keywords: family, anorexia, bulimia, weight loss, eating disorders, binge eating disorder, family members, eating disorder specialist, signs of binge eating disorder

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Hope for Women With Eating Disorders

The media often portrays women with the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia as untreatable, and sadly, in about one-third of cases that may be true, new research suggests.

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