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#Eating Disorders

# eating-disorders - This year 2022

More than three-fold increase in number of children being admitted for eating disorders
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

More than three-fold increase in number of children being admitted for eating disorders

Oct 5th 2022, 10:12 AM 7,784 Views 6 Comments

The number of psychiatric admissions related to eating disorders increased from 33 in 2018 to 116 in 2021.

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 6,514 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.

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit

May 24th 2022, 4:07 PM 9,549 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the situation at Linn Dara is regrettable.

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told

May 17th 2022, 6:30 AM 4,571 Views 0 Comments

Presentations of eating disorders in the health service have significantly increased over the last several years.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How is inadequate care impacting people with eating disorders?
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How is inadequate care impacting people with eating disorders?

Updated Mar 5th 2022, 10:00 AM 5,350 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about the chaotic state of services through people’s experiences.

People waiting longer to access specialist eating disorder care
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

People waiting longer to access specialist eating disorder care

Mar 1st 2022, 6:10 PM 6,264 Views 2 Comments

The latest data shows an increase in people waiting more than eight weeks for assessments and treatment.

'Eating disorders don't just stop': Teenagers losing services on transition to adult care
# Lost In Transition
# Lost In Transition

'Eating disorders don't just stop': Teenagers losing services on transition to adult care

Feb 27th 2022, 1:05 PM 11,623 Views 5 Comments

Noteworthy finds that many children are being blocked from specialist treatment once they turn 18.

Delays, distress, deterioration: Health system failing people with eating disorders
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

Delays, distress, deterioration: Health system failing people with eating disorders

Feb 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,293 Views 2 Comments
  • Noteworthy investigates the chaotic state of services and reveals that most cannot access adequate care
  • Only 55% of the staff for three new teams promised for 2021 have been recruited, reports Maria Delaney
  • People with eating disorders reporting that specialised care reserved for those at 'brink of death'
HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services

Feb 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 9,650 Views 1 Comment

Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.

Criticism as Dept of Health spends €230k sponsoring Operation Transformation series
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

Criticism as Dept of Health spends €230k sponsoring Operation Transformation series

Jan 9th 2022, 6:45 AM 32,346 Views 34 Comments

Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns said services for people with eating disorders are virtually non-existent due to successive government failures.

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation criticised over 'dieting culture' ahead of its return tonight
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation criticised over 'dieting culture' ahead of its return tonight

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 9:10 PM 71,973 Views 103 Comments

RTÉ claims the programme has “evolved considerably over the years”.

# eating-disorders - Last year 2021

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'

Nov 17th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,416 Views 1 Comment

Former Dublin minor hurler Cormac Ryan will appear in a gripping documentary about eating disorders among men this week.

'The eating disorder crept in': Kilkenny twins on their experience dealing with anorexia during lockdown
# Aislinn And Roisin
# Aislinn And Roisin

'The eating disorder crept in': Kilkenny twins on their experience dealing with anorexia during lockdown

May 3rd 2021, 10:30 AM 44,618 Views 0 Comments

Aislinn and Roisin Duggan (23) are in recovery after several years dealing with their eating disorders.

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,432 Views 12 Comments

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan, a GP treating UCC students, writes about the impact of the pandemic on her patients.

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic

Feb 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 15,762 Views 8 Comments

Rises in acute presentations and significant increases in referrals to specialist teams also reported.

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 5:26 PM 19,740 Views 24 Comments

That’s according to an article published in this month’s Irish Medical Journal.

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere

Jan 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,708 Views 7 Comments

Since 2018, just over 3% of money allocated to improve supports and treatment was actually spent on this by HSE.

# eating-disorders - All time

Advice for people with eating disorders, and their loved ones, this Christmas
# Food
# Food

Advice for people with eating disorders, and their loved ones, this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:30 PM 13,502 Views 0 Comments

Some people start to deny themselves food in the weeks leading up to Christmas, while others binge eat.

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,226 Views 8 Comments

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas
# Funding Failure
# Funding Failure

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 18,753 Views 18 Comments

The Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to spend the money for eating disorder services on eating disorder services.

'People are afraid of relapsing': Dealing with an eating disorder during this time of uncertainty
# Advice
# Advice

'People are afraid of relapsing': Dealing with an eating disorder during this time of uncertainty

Apr 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,445 Views 0 Comments

Disruption to routine and normality can add undue stress to those dealing with disordered eating.

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 12,864 Views 10 Comments

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

This is what you should do to support a friend with an eating disorder, according to the experts
# Edaw 2019
From The Daily Edge
# Edaw 2019

This is what you should do to support a friend with an eating disorder, according to the experts

Feb 26th 2019, 3:28 PM 2,831 Views 0 Comments

How to broach the conversation with those you love.

Eating disorder centre criticised for not having a psychiatric nurse on duty at all times
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Eating disorder centre criticised for not having a psychiatric nurse on duty at all times

Sep 1st 2017, 12:42 PM 7,888 Views 7 Comments

The facility was criticised for having no input from a medical specialist or medical facility.

'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 17,346 Views 9 Comments

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

Here's the problem with To The Bone, the new Netflix film about eating disorders
# To The Bone
From The Daily Edge
# To The Bone

Here's the problem with To The Bone, the new Netflix film about eating disorders

Jul 3rd 2017, 8:00 PM 11,527 Views 2 Comments

It’s not even out yet and people are already complaining.

'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'
# Darkness Into Light
# Darkness Into Light

'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'

Apr 25th 2017, 8:00 PM 942 Views 7 Comments

Ireland rugby international Hannah Tyrrell on the eating disorder that overshadowed her teenage years

Getting help: What to do if you or someone you know has an eating disorder
# Column
# Column

Getting help: What to do if you or someone you know has an eating disorder

Aug 14th 2016, 12:00 PM 836 Views 2 Comments

Eating disorders can affect anyone.

Increasing numbers of older people are suffering from eating disorders
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Increasing numbers of older people are suffering from eating disorders

Aug 9th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,725 Views 5 Comments

The Bodywhys group has reported a 9% increase in helpline calls and a 19% increase in email contact from those aged 36-55.

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Jul 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 14,592 Views 68 Comments

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

89% increase in middle-aged people seeking help for eating disorders
# Bodywhys
# Bodywhys

89% increase in middle-aged people seeking help for eating disorders

Feb 22nd 2016, 7:30 PM 11,099 Views 5 Comments

“Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. They are not about food nor are they a diet.”

'An eating disorder is often an incredibly isolating experience'
# Bodywhys
# Bodywhys

'An eating disorder is often an incredibly isolating experience'

Jun 8th 2015, 12:15 PM 6,809 Views 3 Comments

Most people seeking help have been unwell for over a decade.

Woman walks 364k in a bikini to raise awareness of eating disorders
# Finish Line
# Finish Line

Woman walks 364k in a bikini to raise awareness of eating disorders

May 17th 2014, 10:30 AM 22,737 Views 23 Comments

There are 200,000 people in Ireland registered with eating disorders.

Men being treated for eating disorders up 67% in the last five years
# Muscle Dysmorphia
# Muscle Dysmorphia

Men being treated for eating disorders up 67% in the last five years

Apr 16th 2014, 8:01 PM 11,720 Views 25 Comments

Bodywhys says the misconception that eating disorders are a ‘female issue’ can sometimes make it harder for a man to acknowledge there is a problem.

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 842 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.

Column: Cut the 'fat talk' in front of kids
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Cut the 'fat talk' in front of kids

Jan 11th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,551 Views 68 Comments

Discussing diets and weight loss resolutions may seem normal during January, but remember that impressionable young minds are taking it all in, writes Laura Larkin.

Lisa McInerney: Why are we so offhand about what's influencing male body image?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Why are we so offhand about what's influencing male body image?

Nov 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 111 Views 57 Comments

Actors like Chris Hemsworth are praised for their dedication when they lose weight for roles, while female actors are chided for being poor role models. But the reverential obsession with actors slimming radically for jobs is harmful.

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia
# Anorexia
# Anorexia

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia

Mar 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,512 Views 5 Comments

Neurological implants are being tested on patients whose conditions have not responded to other treatment.

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image

Feb 17th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,242 Views 26 Comments

Bodywhys said the books can also act as a trigger for those who already have an eating disorder.

Column: Dying to be thin - what you should know about eating disorders
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Dying to be thin - what you should know about eating disorders

Feb 13th 2013, 6:30 PM 745 Views 24 Comments

As part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, psychologist Deirdre Ryan removes the misconceptions surrounding this group of devastating illnesses – and explains how to approach a loved one in pain.

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