‘Eating Addiction’ More Accurate Than ‘Food Addiction,’ Researchers Say

‘Eating Addiction’ More Accurate Than ‘Food Addiction,’ Researchers Say

Food addiction is an informally defined term that addiction specialists, doctors and the general public sometimes use to characterize the repeated, dysfunctional intake of food. Some researchers believe that this type of behavioral addiction stems from the consumption of specific food types that produce highly agreeable sensations in the brain’s pleasure center. However, according to […]

Gay Men And Eating Disorders: The Silent Epidemic

Gay Men And Eating Disorders: The Silent Epidemic

Eating disorders are devastating illnesses that affect millions of Americans. We tend to think of anorexics and bulimics as being teenagers or young adolescent women, and many are. However, it is now coming to light that a significant proportion of gay men are also struggling with eating disorders. According to researchers, men who identify as […]

What Triggers Eating Disorders?

What Triggers Eating Disorders?

Out of every 200 women between 15 and 24 suffers from anorexia, and one in 50 is bulimic. As many as 50 percent of American college women say they have binged and purged. Sometimes it’s a snowball effect of several problems, including mental illness, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and depression alongside the eating disorder. While […]

Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating disorders are serious problems with severe health complications, many times requiring hospitalization. A study found that the same eating disorders which occur in childhood or adolescence don’t always look the same. Doctors attempting to diagnose young children with eating disorders based on adolescent signs could miss the disorder, with their patients possibly spending years […]

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

Eating disorders are a form of mental illness that seriously affects a person’s relationship with food and their daily eating patterns. A person with an eating disorder (ED) may consume very little (restriction) or they may eat large amounts (binging). Most often these disorders start during the tempestuous adolescent years, but they can start later […]