Ella Dunkerley

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We need to reject the false narratives around anorexia.

My parents have a small framed photograph of E and me in their upstairs hall. We must be 6 or 7. We are smiling in someone’s backyard, our heads damp …

Literature

Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women | Alyson McGregor | TED Talks

Why your doctor should care about social justice | Mary Bassett

America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker - The Huffington Post

By Steven Brill<p>Letter From the Editors<p>Backstage at Johnson & Johnson<p>On May 20, about 100 stock analysts gathered in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to hear good news from top executives at Johnson & Johnson: The company had 10 new drugs in the pipeline that …

The Hidden Toll of Drug-Resistant Superbugs

How I Recovered From Anorexia—And How I’ll Always Be In Recovery

Four years ago I acknowledged and accepted that I needed to pause everything in my life to focus on my mental health. I was struggling with anorexia …

Mental Health

Girls Are More Likely to Develop Eating Disorders in This Type of School

New research points to where young women are more susceptible.<p>Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating: These are all scary and serious eating disorders that affect approximately 20 million women in the U.S. at one point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). And now, …

Girls' schools and highly educated parents up risk of anorexia and bulimia

Teenage girls attending schools where more pupils are female and more parents have gone through university education have a higher risk of developing …

Woman with severe anorexia has right to starve to death, US court finds

A court in America has ruled that a woman with severe anorexia has the right to refuse force-feedings and starve to death.<p>The 29-year-old, who weighs …

Doctors warned: don't tell girls with anorexia to come back when thinner

Doctors have been warned not to tell patients with anorexia to come back for help when they are thinner, following new advice from watchdogs.<p>The NHS guidance also tells GPs to look out for the condition in patients working in “high risk” professions like fashion, dance, modelling, where eating …

Mental Health

Mind over matter: The biology of how anorexics and bulimics override normal urges to eat

Alterations in white matter connectivity and the role of the hypothalamus were observed.<p>Scientists have identified neurological differences in the …

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.<p>Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence.<p>I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, …

Inside the National Suicide Hotline: Preventing the Next Tragedy

Instead, she was a tourist wanting Hines to take her picture. The look of desperation on his face apparently didn’t register. Elation crumpled into …

Leana Wen: What your doctor won’t disclose

Paula Johnson: His and hers ... healthcare

Blind Curve

By Debbie Hagan<p>I pause at the bottom of the stairs leading up to the teenage residents hall in this psychiatric hospital where my thirteen-year-old …

The Evolution of Diet

Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter, and rock salt (Pakistan). Middle row: dried-apricot soup (Pakistan); boiled plantains …

Abortion: Not Easy, Not Sorry

Nearly one in three American women will have an abortion by age 45. Why are we so afraid to talk about it—or to acknowledge that our lives would have been so much less than we hoped for without it? Why are we pressured to feel that we should regret our choice, and that there's something wrong with …

Feminism

If suicide is signalled on social media, should you intervene? – Megan Moreno

She sat before me, feet in combat boots tapping an irregular rhythm on our muted yellow clinic floor. She was twirling a strand of long black hair …

Social Media

A Young Student Athlete’s Depression, Hidden on Social Media

The day after Madison jumped, Jim walked to the top of the parking garage. He read the phrase, She had wings on. He spoke with Madison’s friends. He …

At last, American psychiatrists speak out on euthanasia

Euthanasia has been permissible in Belgium and the Netherlands since early in the 21st century, and the practice has expanded rapidly beyond cases of terminal physical illness, such as cancer, to encompass non-terminal illnesses including psychiatric conditions such as depression or bipolar …

The bridge between suicide and life | Kevin Briggs

The Resurrection of Wonder Woman

Pink from her bath and aglow with excitement, three-year-old Maya perched on the edge of the bathtub. I stretched out my arms and she jumped, landing …