Eating Disorders

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.

5 Signs That Someone You Love Might Have an Eating Disorder

By Kaitlyn Oberg--For many, the holiday season is a source of great joy, bringing merriment and indulgence after a long and trying year.

New Study Reduces the Stigma of Eating Disorders

By Pooja Patel--When we learn, we create habits—whether we know it or not. We create these habitual circuits and take part in them every day. My sister has a habit of opening drawers and then leaving them open so that when I walk around I often hit my hip on one of them (ouch). My friend Sarah has the habit of swaying gently when she’s talking to someone who makes her nervous.

Poll

Does your campus have eating disorder resources?
 

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