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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How many people have eating disorders?

Last week, federal health minister Greg Hunt announced that more than 60,000 Australians will be asked about their mental health and well-being as part of the Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study.

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