Eating Disorders

Oral Roberts University's Fitbit Requirement for Freshmen is Absurd

By Kaitlin Irwin--Imagine your university demanded that you exercise, log a pre-determined number of steps each day and attain a heartbeats-per-minute goal.

Yahoo! Survey Shows That 94% of Teen Girls Have Experienced Body Shame

By Michelle Zaydlin--While body positivity has flooded social media, encouraging people to accept their bodies and love themselves for who they are, most people are far from having achieved a state of acceptance and body satisfaction.

5 Things You (Maybe) Didn’t Know About Eating Disorders

By Laura Porter--Fill in the blank: “______ has an eating disorder.”

Mythbusters: The Binge Eating Disorder Edition

By Catherine Mhloyi--Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States, and yet it was only added to the DSM-5 in 2013.

How Are You Feeling? Talking to a Friend about Eating Disorder Concerns

By Adam Pope--One cannot be certain an individual has an eating disorder solely by their appearance. In fact, several signs of disordered eating may be viewed by some people as normal behavior—for example, runners adhere to strict workout regimens and people with diabetes often need to eat at specific times. 

It is not one or several habits that make an eating disorder diagnosis, but the severity and frequency of the habits. Even then, the only person qualified to diagnose an individual with an eating disorder is a qualified medical professional.

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