Eating Disorders

There's an Urgent Need For Better Anorexia Treatments

For more than half of those afflicted, the disorder can last several decades.
Stuart Murray
Living With It

This Is What it's Like to Have the World's Most Deadly Eating Disorder

For one teen, the turning point came when her heart stopped beating for half a minute.
Amy Mackinnon
Eating Disorders

How to Be a Good Partner to Someone With an Eating Disorder

It can be hard to strike a balance between being helpful and being the food police.
Melissa Meinzer

MDMA Could Help Treat Eating Disorders

Ironic, given that people used to use it as an anorexia aid.
Natasha Preskey

This Is What It's Like to be Pregnant and Anorexic

Just because you're terrified of gaining weight doesn't mean you don't want to be a mom.
Adriana Ivanova
Living With It

Recovering From an Eating Disorder Can be More Complicated Than Going Sober

“It’s easy to say, ‘I’m not going to drink or take Xanax.’ But you still have to eat.”
Melissa Meinzer
mental health

This Is What It's Like to Be a Drunkorexic

The term refers to the practice of eating less so you can drink more.
Melissa Meinzer
Living With It

I Stopped Bingeing and Purging When I Became a Vegan

"Arresting my bulimia took making a radical and mindful change in what I did and didn't eat."
Melissa Meinzer
mental health

You May Not Ever Fully Recover From an Eating Disorder

I don't meet the clinical definition anymore, but my relationship with food is still fraught.
Michelle Malia
Open Minds

Do You Ever Actually ‘Recover’ From a Mental Illness?

When someone says their cancer is in remission, we understand it's not cured. But we tend to lack that grasp of nuance when the disease is psychological.
Kastalia Medrano
Phys Ed

‘Bigorexia’ Is Plaguing the Bodybuilding Community

There's a thin line between fitness and obsession.
Jessie Gill

Implanting Electrodes in the Brain Can Help Treat Anorexia

It's a promising first step in treating the deadliest psychiatric disorder.
Jesse Hicks