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If you or a loved one is struggling this holiday season, these resources may help. Helplines National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7) Call 1-800-273-8255 Select the...
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WHY PARTICIPANT DIVERSITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR GENETIC STUDIES OF EATING DISORDERS

Originally published here by Cynthia Bulik, Casey MacDermod, Susana Cruz García, and Christina Sanzari Truth #5. Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races,...
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THE FIELD OF EATING DISORDERS HAS A PROBLEM: LET’S FIX IT!

Originally published here by Cynthia Bulik, PhD The field of eating disorders has a problem. Well, to be honest, more than one problem, but for...
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Participant stories

Stacey, 48, North Carolina

Stacey’s story

Avid reader & kayaker who battled anorexia nervosa for more than 25 years, NORTH CAROLINA   Avid reader and kayaker, Stacey, 48, North Carolina, was...
Kelly Byram

Kelly’s story

Nursing student who has battled anorexia nervosa for the past 16 years, FLORIDA   From as early as she can recall, Kelly, 29, Florida, has...
Shira Charpentier

Shira’s story

Nurse, eating disorder mentor & avid hiker who has lived with  three eating disorders for 23 years, MINNESOTA   Nurse, eating disorder mentor, and avid...

Latest Research

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Evaluating disorders of gut-brain interaction in eating disorders

Authors: Camilla A Wiklund, Marianna Rania, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Laura M Thornton, Cynthia M Bulik Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders Main research question addressed: To document the frequency of...
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Anorexia nervosa and inflammatory bowel diseases – diagnostic and genetic associations

Authors: Janne Tidselbak Larsen, Zeynep Yilmaz, Bjarni Jóhann Vilhjálmsson, Laura M. Thornton, Michael Eriksen Benros, Katherine L. Musliner, Eating Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics...
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Reframing anorexia nervosa as a metabo-psychiatric disorder

Authors: Cynthia M. Bulik, Ian M. Carroll, Phil Mehler Journal: Cell Press. 2021 Oct;32(10):752-761. doi: 10.1016 Main research question addressed: What is the role of...

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