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#Eating Disorder

# eating-disorder - Friday 17 June, 2022

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018
# HSE
# HSE

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018

Jun 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,458 Views 0 Comments

46 patients have received treatment in the dedicated eating disorder service at St Vincent’s University Hospital in the last five years.

# eating-disorder - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Cork woman with eating disorder forced to go public to pay for treatment
# Eating Disorder
# Eating Disorder

Cork woman with eating disorder forced to go public to pay for treatment

Nov 4th 2021, 9:15 PM 38,182 Views 14 Comments

“I’m really feeling the physical consequences of it this past year more than ever, like my body is just not working properly,” Lisa Murphy told PA news.

# eating-disorder - Thursday 15 April, 2021

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 20,046 Views 4 Comments

The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.

# eating-disorder - Sunday 31 January, 2021

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

What are the wider implications of Covid-19 on our overlooked health services?

Jan 31st 2021, 11:00 AM 9,121 Views 10 Comments

In your monthly update from Noteworthy, the investigative team looks at how the pandemic is shining a light on long-term deficiencies in our health system.

# eating-disorder - Saturday 22 February, 2020

'I don’t know how you’re even still alive' - The ex-Ireland international who lived a nightmare
# Resilience
From The42
# Resilience

'I don’t know how you’re even still alive' - The ex-Ireland international who lived a nightmare

Feb 22nd 2020, 10:00 AM 45,215 Views 14 Comments

Former player Caroline Thorpe on how football helped save her.

# eating-disorder - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Compromise and having a 'code word': How to make Christmas easier for people with eating disorders
# Advice
# Advice

Compromise and having a 'code word': How to make Christmas easier for people with eating disorders

Dec 24th 2019, 11:00 AM 12,848 Views 10 Comments

This time of year can be very difficult for a person with an eating disorder, but there are ways to help.

# eating-disorder - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'It takes over a person's life': How clean eating can go too far
# Orthorexia
# Orthorexia

'It takes over a person's life': How clean eating can go too far

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:00 AM 27,178 Views 13 Comments

The practice involves eating minimally processed foods that provide maximal nutritional benefits.

# eating-disorder - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Seriously ill woman with eating disorder opposes being made ward of court
# Courts
# Courts

Seriously ill woman with eating disorder opposes being made ward of court

Sep 19th 2019, 6:00 PM 18,198 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this week, the High Court made orders allowing the HSE to take steps aimed at saving the woman’s life.

# eating-disorder - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Court grants HSE order allowing it to take steps aimed at saving life of woman with eating disorder
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Court grants HSE order allowing it to take steps aimed at saving life of woman with eating disorder

Sep 17th 2019, 5:56 PM 15,768 Views 0 Comments

She is described as being currently very underweight with a dangerously low Body Mass Index (BMI).

# eating-disorder - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia
# Lois Bridges
# Lois Bridges

'Serious concerns' over private treatment centre for people with anorexia

Jun 7th 2018, 5:18 PM 20,675 Views 0 Comments

There was little evidence during inspections that the current medical, nursing, or healthcare assistant staff had eating disorder training.

# eating-disorder - Sunday 11 March, 2018

HSE says Brexit implications 'unclear' for Irish patients seeking eating disorder treatment in the UK
# Treatment Abroad
# Treatment Abroad

HSE says Brexit implications 'unclear' for Irish patients seeking eating disorder treatment in the UK

Mar 11th 2018, 8:00 AM 7,570 Views 15 Comments

There are just three specialist eating disorder beds at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin for the acute treatment of adults.

# eating-disorder - Friday 5 January, 2018

Hospital receives High Court order to feed 'critically ill' woman with anorexia through tube
# Courts
# Courts

Hospital receives High Court order to feed 'critically ill' woman with anorexia through tube

Jan 5th 2018, 3:51 PM 23,673 Views 0 Comments

The hospital says her life is in danger unless it is permitted to feed her via the tube.

# eating-disorder - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'Recovery is possible': A third of people seeking help for eating disorders have had one for over 10 years
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

'Recovery is possible': A third of people seeking help for eating disorders have had one for over 10 years

Aug 12th 2017, 9:00 PM 17,333 Views 9 Comments

Charity Bodywhys said that a large number seeking help 10 years on have never accessed any form of treatment.

# eating-disorder - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'To The Bone does not elevate disordered eating behaviours as something to aspire to'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'To The Bone does not elevate disordered eating behaviours as something to aspire to'

Jul 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 2,103 Views 6 Comments

There is no doubt that the new Netlix film will continue to generate debate, writes Barry Murphy.

# eating-disorder - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Bingeing: 'I eat until I feel sick. I don’t realise what I’ve eaten until after the binge'
# Eating Disorders Awareness Week
# Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Bingeing: 'I eat until I feel sick. I don’t realise what I’ve eaten until after the binge'

Feb 26th 2017, 8:00 PM 23,371 Views 18 Comments

Binge eating was only declared an eating disorder in May 2013 so there is still a stigma surrounding it, writes Jodie Kenny.

# eating-disorder - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Column: How to get through Christmas if you're recovering from an eating disorder
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How to get through Christmas if you're recovering from an eating disorder

Dec 22nd 2016, 7:30 PM 1,088 Views 0 Comments

Christmas is tough if you’re struggling with food issues, writes Cora McEvoy.

# eating-disorder - Monday 3 August, 2015

'Fussy eater' kids more likely to have mental health issues
# Bleugh
# Bleugh

'Fussy eater' kids more likely to have mental health issues

Aug 3rd 2015, 10:59 AM 19,800 Views 38 Comments

This is the case with children who display severe or moderate selected eating.

# eating-disorder - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'I can't remember the first time I made myself sick but it quickly went from once a week to every meal.'
# Eating Disorder
# Eating Disorder

'I can't remember the first time I made myself sick but it quickly went from once a week to every meal.'

Jun 23rd 2015, 8:42 PM 19,919 Views 8 Comments

Alexandra Potter described her battle with bulimia after being bullied in school.

# eating-disorder - Friday 10 April, 2015

‘Having anorexia is harder than you can possibly imagine. I lived through hell.’
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

‘Having anorexia is harder than you can possibly imagine. I lived through hell.’

Apr 10th 2015, 8:00 AM 5,840 Views 12 Comments

Pippa Newcomb writes about how an eating disorder took over her life from the age of 14.

# eating-disorder - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

'I'm desperately reaching out for help... but where can I get it?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I'm desperately reaching out for help... but where can I get it?'

Apr 1st 2015, 8:00 PM 8,542 Views 34 Comments

Despite being referred by my GP for a mental health problem, I could still have to wait for two months for specialist treatment.

# eating-disorder - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

'When I realised my thoughts were unhealthy, I retreated into myself even more'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'When I realised my thoughts were unhealthy, I retreated into myself even more'

Mar 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 204 Views 7 Comments

After struggling in silence for so long, the feeling of freedom that comes from talking openly about my eating disorder is indescribable.

# eating-disorder - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Here's why Ireland doesn't need a ban on 'too thin' models
# Fashion
# Fashion

Here's why Ireland doesn't need a ban on 'too thin' models

Mar 22nd 2015, 6:30 PM 55,761 Views 61 Comments

Agencies in Ireland say models smaller than a size 8 can’t get work here.

# eating-disorder - Monday 23 February, 2015

Increase in the number of men in their 20s and 30s with eating disorders
# Awareness
# Awareness

Increase in the number of men in their 20s and 30s with eating disorders

Feb 23rd 2015, 5:30 PM 14,619 Views 25 Comments

Eating Disorder Awareness Week starts today.

# eating-disorder - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Opinion: I thought my eating disorder gave me control, but it was really controlling me
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: I thought my eating disorder gave me control, but it was really controlling me

Jan 27th 2015, 2:52 PM 1,288 Views 12 Comments

Talking to people is so important – keeping everything bottled up inside only leads to disaster.

# eating-disorder - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Opinion: Discovering my daughter had an eating disorder was a devastating experience
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Opinion: Discovering my daughter had an eating disorder was a devastating experience

Sep 18th 2014, 8:00 PM 73 Views 2 Comments

My naivety blinded me to the complex mental health issues that bring about eating disorders in the first place

# eating-disorder - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn't fit into a sanitised sound bite
# Living With Mental Illness
# Living With Mental Illness

Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn't fit into a sanitised sound bite

Jul 19th 2014, 12:00 PM 415 Views 59 Comments

Although clearly well-intentioned, the irony is that in order to reduce perceived stigma the media has given us a palatable portrayal of mental illness.

# eating-disorder - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Opinion: I had to drop out of Gaelic football training. Why? Because I was bulimic
# Eating Disorder
# Eating Disorder

Opinion: I had to drop out of Gaelic football training. Why? Because I was bulimic

May 10th 2014, 12:01 PM 140 Views 8 Comments

Alexandra Potter said she dreamed of playing for her county like her heroes Bernard Brogan and Stephen Cluxton, but Bulimia Nervosa soon took over.

# eating-disorder - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'

Mar 19th 2014, 1:00 PM 824 Views 20 Comments

For years, my eating disorder controlled my life; no matter how thin I got, I wouldn’t be satisfied. It’s this symptom of anorexia that makes it so dangerous, writes Vicky Kavanagh.

# eating-disorder - Monday 24 February, 2014

Column: Eating disorders are not about food – they're about emotional distress
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Column: Eating disorders are not about food – they're about emotional distress

Feb 24th 2014, 1:53 PM 715 Views 28 Comments

We need to understand that an eating disorder is a person’s coping mechanism, not an issue about their weight, writes Louise Dolphin.

# eating-disorder - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Singer Ke$ha seeking help with eating disorder
# Rehab
From The Daily Edge
# Rehab

Singer Ke$ha seeking help with eating disorder

Jan 4th 2014, 3:30 PM 23,081 Views 5 Comments

She entered rehab yesterday and released statement to fans.

# eating-disorder - Sunday 27 May, 2012

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting

May 27th 2012, 8:17 AM 469 Views 0 Comments

Take your time, cool off in the shade with some of our favourite articles from the past seven days.

# eating-disorder - Monday 14 November, 2011

Pocock struggles with eating disorder
# Unexpected
From The42
# Unexpected

Pocock struggles with eating disorder

Nov 14th 2011, 8:14 PM 1,768 Views 1 Comment

The Wallabies flanker has revealed the surprising extent to which obsessive anxiety about food and physical fitness have impacted his development.

# eating-disorder - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Topshop removes controversial image of thin model from website
# Topshop
From The Daily Edge
# Topshop

Topshop removes controversial image of thin model from website

Jul 13th 2011, 2:33 PM 1,121 Views 1 Comment

The model in question has hit out at criticism about her appearance, saying that she is “naturally skinny” and is hurt that people were discussing her as if she was “not a real person”.

# eating-disorder - Thursday 30 December, 2010

Anti-anorexia model Isabelle Caro dies at 28
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Anti-anorexia model Isabelle Caro dies at 28

Dec 30th 2010, 1:24 PM 6,376 Views 0 Comments

Isabelle Caro, who brought attention to anorexia by taking part in a controversial billboard campaign, has passed away.

# eating-disorder - Saturday 14 August, 2010

Picky eating: farce or phobia?
# Fussy Eaters
From The Daily Edge
# Fussy Eaters

Picky eating: farce or phobia?

Aug 14th 2010, 8:30 AM 367 Views 0 Comments

Scientists are investigating whether being a “picky eater” is actually a eating disorder.