eating disorder


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."


Why Eating Disorders Affect Body Odour

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


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.


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.


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

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


My Mother, the Shrinking Woman

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.