eating disorder

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

The Killer Weight Loss Drug DNP Is Still Claiming Young Lives

The pills – which have killed bodybuilders and people with eating disorders – effectively cook you from the inside.
Gavin Haynes
mental health

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

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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

How SWERY’s Reactive Hypoglycaemia Manifests Itself In His Video Games

The Japanese developer was diagnosed with the eating condition in 2015 – but it was informing how his games' characters behaved long before then.
Laura Kate Dale

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

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

We Talked to the Advertising Standards Authority About Why That YSL Advert Is Not OK

What constitutes an advert that could cause offence or harm, and what happens when you try to stop it getting printed?
Roisin Kiberd

This Is What It's Like Being Addicted to Laxatives

Laxative abuse is a common manifestation of eating disorders that we rarely talk about. But with the pills so easy to buy and become addicted to, and increasing numbers of young people using them, it's about time we started.
Salvia Plath