Amelia Murat

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Rise in hospital admissions for young people with eating disorders

Most of the 2,560 who went to hospital as inpatients were very young – 15 was most common age, and some were under five<p>Increasing numbers of young people are being admitted to hospital because of eating disorders, figures show, with the blame in part being put on the rise of social media that has …

Seeing the Unseen: Understanding Adolescent Eating Disorders

Anorexia, the Impossible Subject

“Just try to explain to anyone the art of fasting,” says the title character in Kafka’s short story “A Hunger Artist.” “Anyone who has no feeling for it cannot be made to understand it.” The emaciated circus freak is right: refusing food at the expense of bodily function is not an easy addiction to …

'Thinspiration' Packages Eating Disorders as a Lifestyle Choice

Rachel Cowey calls her illness "Ursula." It helped to picture an enemy, the witch in <i>The Little Mermaid</i> who manipulates Ariel into giving up her voice.<p>…