eating disorder

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Here's What MDMA Did for My Anxiety That Meds Couldn't

"I don’t have an opinion on what anyone else should do, but numbing the fear was not the answer for me."
Suzannah Weiss
mental health

Why Eating Disorders Affect Body Odour

Some sufferers say they observe a smell like play-doh, others say it's more like ammonia.
Maggie Coggan
mental health

Why Are So Many Nutrition Students Struggling With Eating Disorders?

We spoke to four people involved in health education about why studying nutrition can be so unhealthy.
Sam Nichols
mental health

Body Positivity Hasn't Defeated the Thinspo Blog

To find out why, we spoke to a teen running one of Tumblr's most popular pro-anorexia pages.
Maggie Coggan
The VICE Guide to Uni Life

Uni Doctors Talk About the Worst Student Diets They've Seen

Turns out your KFC diet isn't good for you.
Sam Nichols

My Mother, the Shrinking Woman

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

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

How My Diabetes Gave Me An Eating Disorder

For Type 1 diabetics, restricting insulin is like a magic bullet for weight loss. But the consequences can be devastating and deadly.
Helena Busiakiewicz

The Unhealthy Truth Behind 'Wellness' and 'Clean Eating'

My eating disorder had once looked very different, and then I found wellness—but I was not well.
Ruby Tandoh

Why That Saint Laurent Ad Is Banned in the UK

We talked with an official at the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK about how they determine whether an ad could cause offense or harm, and what happens when they try to stop it from getting printed.
Roisin Kiberd

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
the vice reader

Read an Excerpt from Sarah Gerard's New Novel About Bulimia

Read a selection from Sarah Gerard's new, fearlessly blunt novel about a young woman struggling with bulimia.
Sarah Gerard