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Actress Shares Story of Eating Disorder Recovery

With ongoing pressure to live up to the ideals of beauty created by the media, celebrities often struggle with eating disorders. One of the latest actors to discuss their battle with an eating disorder is Christina Ricci, critically acclaimed star of movies like Penelope, Casper, Monster and many others.more...

Is Anorexia in Your Genes?

Scientists are continually learning more about the origins of anorexia and other eating disorders. In a study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discovered that anorexia nervosa may be linked to particular DNA variations.more...

Who Is Most at Risk for Eating Disorders?

Given any number of biological, psychological or emotional risk factors, anyone can develop an eating disorder. Some of the risk factors include: more...

Teenage Girls and Body Image

A lot of people, especially women, have a love-hate relationship with their bodies we love to think about how much we hate the way we look. And though having a negative body image is quite common, body dissatisfaction can contribute to a number of unhealthy practices and conditions, including eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. more...

Eating Disorder Prevention

American culture tends to emphasize treatment of illness after-the-fact rather than prevention. Instead of eating well and exercising, we prefer to take a pill once sickness has already set in. And while we may be able to get away with this strategy in rare cases, prevention is the key when it comes to eating disorders. more...

Celebrity on a 'Campaign Against Photoshop'

Body image issues are at the core of many eating disorders. Even girls with healthy bodies may begin to see themselves in a negative light after poring over magazines filled with glamorous, stick-thin celebrities. more...

Binge Eating and the Holidays

The holiday season is prime time for shameless overeating in the name of tradition and celebratory fun. But for many people, the holidays present a special kind of challenge. more...