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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

Jacob

Jacob’s story

Student, avid hiker & writer who battled anorexia nervosa for nine years, NEBRASKA   Jacob, 25, Nebraska, was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at 15 years...
Maris Degener, CALIFORNIA

Maris Degener’s story

Yoga teacher, writer & mental health advocate who battled an eating disorder as a teenager, CALIFORNIA   Maris Degener, 22, is a California-based yoga teacher,...
Amy Safko

Amy’s story

Mom who has waged a more than 30-year-long battle with  anorexia nervosa, NEW JERSEY   Mom-to-3, Amy, 50, New Jersey, has been living with anorexia...

Latest Research

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Eating disorder behaviors and treatment seeking in self-identified military personnel and veterans: Results of the National Eating Disorders Association online screening

Authors: Rachael E. Flatt, Elliott Norman, Laura M. Thornton, Ellen E. Fitzsimmons-Craft, Katherine N. Balantekin, Lauren Smolar, Claire Mysko, Denise E. Wifley, C. Barr Taylor, Cynthia...
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Association between food addiction and body dissatisfaction among college students: The mediating role of eating expectancies

Summary: Eating expectancies are a self reported measure that assesses participants’ cognitive expectancies for reinforcement from eating, comprising of five subscales: Eating Helps Manage Negative...
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Prenatal and perinatal factors and risk of eating disorders

Summary: This study examines whether there is an association between complications during pregnancy and later eating disorder risk in offspring. The results showed an association between...

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