bulimia

Health

People Share How They Overcame Their Eating Disorder

"I realised that my body was not—​and never will be—​a problem to be solved."
Rebecca Kamm
6.14.18
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
7.24.17
Health

We Asked Men About Their Eating Disorders

I knew that I couldn’t be the only one in my peer group who’s had trouble with food.
Graham Isador
3.7.17
Stuff

My Mother, the Shrinking Woman

What it's like growing up as the daughter of a mum with anorexia.
Rose Thomas
7.14.16
so sad today

Eating Gives Me Anxiety and Not Eating Gives Me Anxiety

Lately, I feel that the way I've lived for years—in hyperconscious, hypervigilant awareness of everything I put in my mouth—no longer serves to quell my depression and anxiety. It actually exacerbates it.
So Sad Today
7.8.16
News

The Rise of Bigorexia: the Unachievable Quest for the Perfect Male Body

A new study from the University of Sydney examines the way that body dissatisfaction affects men.
Scott Renton
7.5.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Australia's Only Support Service for Eating Disorders Could Be Shutting Down

The Butterfly Foundation is worried it may lose its funding under the Turnbull Government's plan to "streamline" mental health services.
Katherine Gillespie
5.17.16
Stuff

Should Weed Be Used to Treat Eating Disorders?

Marijuana is used as a medicine for everything from anxiety to cancer—and some experts believe it could treat eating disorders, too.
Arielle Pardes
8.10.15
Stuff

I Spent a Week Undercover in a Pro-Anorexia WhatsApp Group

The skeletal girls in it bowed before a mysterious leader known as "the goddess of emaciation."
Nadja Brenneisen
7.8.15
Stuff

I Catfished a Pedophile Who Was Posing as a Pro-Anorexia Coach

While researching the pro-ana community for an article, I stumbled across some evidence that these forums have become a hunting ground for sexual predators.
Nadja Brenneisen
6.10.15
Stuff

My Eating Disorder Had Nothing to Do with Barbie or the Media

A lot of people with an eating disorder will find the idea that it's caused by Barbies or supermodels insulting and patronizing. It's a mental illness, not a bad case of vanity.
Amelia Tait
2.20.15
Stuff

Why It's So Hard to Talk About Male Anorexia

I was a teenage boy who thought anorexia was a "girl's problem." I was wrong.
Huw Oliver
12.9.14
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