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"I was a poster child for eating disorders."

“I woke up and found my photo had been shared thousands of times. At first, I loved the attention, but then I saw why people were commenting.”<p><i>Trigger</i> …

Yes, men get eating disorders, too

On Nutrition<p>Eating disorders know no gender lines<p>When most people think “eating disorder,” they think of a severely underweight female. The truth is …

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Why Eating Disorders Are About So Much More Than Food

Bella, 15, admits she is obsessed with food, hoards it in her bedroom, and binges and says she purges 30 to 40 times a day. The teen says her behavior started when she was a child and is now out of control.<p>“Your focus on food was because [your parents] made it taboo,” Dr. Phil says to Bella in the …

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I Lied About Recovering From Bulimia (Here’s Why)

By Maddie Woodstock,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1fYvVuM<p>I used to be bulimic.<p>I’ll tell you. Hell, I’ll tell anybody about my past struggles with …

Eating Disorders Don’t Just Make You Skinny: My Struggle With Binge Eating

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How Insurance Companies Are Keeping Eating-Disorder Patients Sick

Why aren't women getting the care they so desperately need?<p>"My life would have been a whole lot easier if I had just gotten sicker," says Joanna Kay, 26. "Which sounds terrible, but that's the truth."<p>Kay struggled with anorexia nervosa throughout her teens, but wasn't formally diagnosed until age …

She Just Ate Pizza, But It Makes Her Burst Into Tears. The Cause Is Devastating

EDNOS affects millions of people in the US alone, but very few have even heard of this dangerous disorder. EDNOS stands for 'Eating Disorder Not …

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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.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Alps.</i><p>Last week, while researching an article, I came across a pro-ana WhatsApp group. It basically …

Bodies come in all sizes - and so do eating disorders

<b>As I watched the anorexic girl in the burger joint I really, truly, abruptly, life-changingly recognised myself in her. While my affliction might</b> …

Inside the head of an anorexic

Elena Dunkle’s hard-hitting YA book Elena Vanishing: A Memoir tells the story of her battle with anorexia, here she tells us what it’s like to have the torturous eating disorder – and the reason why she wrote the book<p><b>(Warning: this article contains strong language and hard-hitting concepts - and is</b> …

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