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#Eating Disorders

# eating-disorders - Monday 26 October, 2020

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

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

# eating-disorders - Saturday 10 October, 2020

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

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

# eating-disorders - Sunday 12 April, 2020

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

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

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

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

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

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

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

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

How to broach the conversation with those you love.

# eating-disorders - Friday 1 September, 2017

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

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

# eating-disorders - Saturday 12 August, 2017

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

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

# eating-disorders - Monday 3 July, 2017

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

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

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

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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

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

# eating-disorders - Sunday 14 August, 2016

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

Eating disorders can affect anyone.

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Increasing numbers of older people are suffering from eating disorders

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

# eating-disorders - Saturday 23 July, 2016

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

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

# eating-disorders - Monday 22 February, 2016

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

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

# eating-disorders - Monday 8 June, 2015

'An eating disorder is often an incredibly isolating experience'

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

# eating-disorders - Saturday 17 May, 2014

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

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

# eating-disorders - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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

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.

# eating-disorders - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

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

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-disorders - Saturday 11 January, 2014

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

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.

# eating-disorders - Thursday 14 November, 2013

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

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.

# eating-disorders - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia

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

# eating-disorders - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image

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

# eating-disorders - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

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

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.

# eating-disorders - Monday 11 February, 2013

Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues

The launch of the programme is to coincide with Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

# eating-disorders - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Vogue editors sign pact to promote healthy body image in the magazine

The 19 international editors of the influential fashion magazine have signed a 6-point plan saying they won’t work with models who appear to have eating disorders.

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

New Israeli law bans underweight models in ads

New law in Israel will ban agents from hiring underweight models or retouching photographs to make models appear thinner.

# eating-disorders - Friday 24 February, 2012

TD calls for debate on blocking eating disorder websites

Sites featuring images of underweight models and ‘The Thin Commandments’ are putting vulnerable people in danger, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said.

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Column: The media is selling insecurity – but we don’t have to buy it

Eating disorders therapist Emma Murphy describes how images in the media affect her patients – and suggests a simple task for anyone considering a trip to the newsagent.

# eating-disorders - Monday 14 November, 2011

From The42 Pocock struggles with eating disorder Unexpected

Pocock struggles with eating disorder

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

# eating-disorders - Monday 14 February, 2011

Children as young as five suffering from eating disorders

Children are developing eating disorders at younger ages because of a mixture of peer pressure, media influences and negative messages from parents.

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge Picky eater? Wrong - you're a supertaster Supertasters

Picky eater? Wrong - you're a supertaster

New research suggests those with specific diets aren’t fussy – they actually have a more developed sense of taste.