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
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
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

Ayahuasca Is Being Studied as a Treatment for Eating Disorders

"It was like my brain was reprogrammed."
Jesse Hicks
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
Living With It

I Inherited My Anorexic Mother's Fear of Food

If I ate breakfast one day, I wasn't allowed to eat until lunch the next, and then dinner the following. With swollen cheeks, I feared blood on my toothbrush. It never felt as if I got "everything" out.
Rose Thomas