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Will I Ever Get Better?

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Herzog

Many of the patients and families who sought our help had struggled with the illness for a long time, some for nearly a decade.

Fiction: 'She's Modest, But It's No Secret How Beautiful She Is'

| Posted 04.28.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by, an online community writing site for young p...

Male Anorexia

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

According to NEDA, at least one million males in the United States have an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.

Feeding Tube Diet: Shut Up, and Eat

Greg Archer | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Greg Archer

The recent news about a new diet fad among brides-to-be has generated a flood of headlines and outrage.

Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Older Women Increases as Awareness Grows

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

When it comes to eating disorders, the conventional wisdom -- or the belief that anorexia, bulimia and other related disorders are a "teenage girl's disease" -- isn't so wise. In fact, it's just plain wrong.

The Joy of Eating: How Overcoming Anorexia Taught Me to Love Food Again

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

Once I trained myself to accept the permission to eat whatever I wanted (eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full), I found once again how physically wonderful the experience of food can be.

The Good News About Treating Eating Disorders

Los Angeles Times | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

April Dunlap was 17 and weighed 165 pounds when she began a diet and exercise regimen. After three months, the 5-foot-5 teen had lost the 20 pounds sh...

Why Becoming Zeroes Won't Make Us Heroes

Elizabeth Plank | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Elizabeth Plank

What if I told you I thought negatively about my bottom, just as much as I thought about food, friends, self-care and even sex? It's not intentional, it just happens. Every. Single. Day. Shocking, right? Not really.

Breaking the Silence

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Herzog

It will not be easy to reduce the stigma associated with anorexia nervosa, but doing so will help improve the lives of countless individuals and their families.

Eating Disorders Aren't Just A Women's Issue

The Atlantic | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

Teen girls aspiring to look like their favorite celebrity or women starving themselves for weeks trying to fit into their favorite dress are the stere...

Victoria Secret's Doutzen Kroes and Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani Get Personal About Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

When I read who was coming to Harvard's public forum, "Health Is Beauty: Defining Ourselves," I knew I was going. The Harris Center's 15th annual forum offered a rare insider's view of an issue near and dear my professional heart -- body image and the media.

When Compliments Backfire

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Melanie Curtin

It's nice to get compliments. Just make sure you don't give them -- or take them -- too seriously.

My Harvard Speech

Franca Sozzani | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

The media is so numerous today and they all convey the image of a thin woman. We will do our best, but it will be impossible to fight this widespread idea of thinness all by ourselves. Everybody must do their part.

Facebook Study Shows Surprising Link Between Social Media, Self-Esteem

Posted 04.02.2012 | Science

By: Leslie Meredith Published: 03/30/2012 05:16 PM EDT on TechNewsDaily   "Do I look fat?" The answer is a resounding yes if you're on ...

'Thinspo' Finds A New Home On Instagram

The Huffingon Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.28.2012 | Teen

Online 'thinspiration' communities -- where members share photos of emaciated women, weight loss tips, and 'motivational' quotes -- have recently been...

Pinned: Porn on Pinterest

Susan Harrow | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Susan Harrow

I'm in love with Pinterest the new hot social network where images are digital coke -- addictive, unlimited pleasure with just a few side effects -- l...

Thinspo Blogging Continues On Everyone's Favorite Site: Pinterest

Hayley Krischer | Posted 05.25.2012 | Women
Hayley Krischer

When I was 15, I went through a bulimic episode.

Surviving Anorexia

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Amalia Negreponti

I used the iron will and discipline anorexia had given me, to master myself. To become one of those who survived the illness. Who beat it.

Food Is a Family Issue

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Like it or not, our children learn by modeling our behavior. Girls with eating disorders are highly likely to have mothers who fear food, too. Genetics? Maybe. Or perhaps your daughter has picked up your message that being a few pounds overweight is dreadful.

'I No Longer Think About Whether Or Not I Deserve Food'

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

Many of us don't like to talk about eating disorders because we've been very close to a sufferer. In my case, me.

Should The Government Intervene In Use Of Overly Skinny Models?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.02.2012 | Style

When the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) released its health guidelines earlier this year, the body addressed the problems of anorexia ...

It's Brutal Honesty Time

Rita Schiano | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

For years I've written, spoke, taught and trained about the importance of understanding one's self-worth. I even coined the phrase that self-worth is one element of the equation that makes for self-esteem: Self-confidence plus self-worth equals self-esteem.

Tumblr Revises Policy On Self-Harm Content, Bans 'Hunger Blogs'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

In the wake of the Huffington Post's recent exposé on the rapidly growing teenage "thinspo" community on Tumblr, which promotes and glorifies anorexi...

A Mother's Plea: Shut The 'Hunger Blogs', They Are Killing Our Children

Harriet Brown | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Harriet Brown

If my older daughter had never developed anorexia, I might be more sympathetic to the notion that thinspo is a genuine form of self-expression. That it's every girl's right to want to be skinny.

Down The Rabbit Hole: The Mysterious World Parents Must Explore

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Each year since you left high school makes you that much more likely to see the "latest" technological thing as a bit of a mystery that you leave, with a resigned smile, to the next group in line. So your assignment today is to immerse yourself in something that doesn't seem like something you would "get."