Psychology & Psychiatry

Eating disorders are about emotional pain, not food

In her documentary "Miss Americana," music icon Taylor Swift disclosed her history of eating disorders. Her revelation underscores the fact these disorders do not discriminate. According to the advocacy and awareness organization ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Getting at underlying factors of eating disorders

Subtle differences in brain activity may be the key to unlocking the cause of eating disorders and lead to a more proactive approach in tackling the disease.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mayo Clinic Q and A: understanding binge eating disorder

What is binge eating disorder? I've heard of anorexia and bulimia. But I'd never heard binge eating described as a disorder until my nephew was diagnosed with it. How is it treated?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teens must 'get smart' about social media

New research indicates that social media is leading young adolescent girls and boys down a worrying path towards developing body image issues and eating disorder behaviours—even though they are smartphone savvy.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows PTSD link to binge eating

Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report a higher number of binge eating symptoms than individuals who were exposed to trauma but did not develop PTSD symptoms, says a study by University of Manitoba ...

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