Eating Disorders Library

  • Eating Too Quickly May Encourage Weight Gain
    Researchers studying food behavior have discovered that eating too quickly may be an important contributor to becoming overweight. Eating quickly previously has been linked to a higher body mass index, according to Prof. Hiroyasu ...
  • Overeating: It’s All In Your Head
    The following is an excerpt from the book Three Minute Therapy and focuses on the topic of overeating and how cognitive-behavioral techniques can be used to help a person overcome this concern. They say that inside ...
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder: When the Reflection Is Revolting
    Fifteen-year-old Joel wakes up two hours before school to begin cleaning his face and covering up his bad skin. Many days this means he’s either late to school or doesn’t show up at all. He ...
  • Suicide Junkie
    Approximately one million people commit suicide every year, according to the World Health Organization. Despite his best efforts, Steve Westwood is not one of them. “Suicide Junkie," Westwood's autobiography, details his long-term struggles with body ...
  • Restrained Eaters May ‘Let Go’ During Pregnancy
    Women who usually are restrained eaters tend to gain more weight than other women when they're pregnant, say researchers. Excess weight gain may be linked to child obesity, so a team from the University of ...
  • The Psychology of Diets
    Evidence suggests that our dietary habits and the decisions we make about what we eat are acquired over several years, but what psychological processes underpin this kind of learning? And why do preferences vary across ...
  • Excess Carbs May Alter Appetite Regulation
    The ability to regulate appetite may decline with age if we overdo the carbohydrates, a recent study suggests. A team led by Dr. Zane Andrews of Monash University in Victoria, Australia, says that appetite-suppressing cells ...
  • The Anorexia Workbook
    The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life Despite ever-widening media attention and public awareness of the problem, American women continue to suffer from anorexia nervosa in greater numbers than ...
  • Perfect: Anorexia & Me
    Emily Halban developed anorexia in her final year of high school. She went on to college at an Ivy League school where her disease took on a powerful dimension. By her final year she was ...
  • Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
    In this classic from Marya Hornbacher, she tells the story of dealing with her anorexia and bulimia over a course of many years, including the multiple hospitalizations, endless therapy, and the loss of family. By ...
  • Body Image and Reality: Changing Perspectives?
    More than 300 million adults worldwide are overweight, and they're increasingly failing to recognize the problem, a recent survey has found. The data comes from 853 men and 944 women living in Great Britain in ...
  • Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Healing Therapy or Just Hype?
    Whether it’s a nuzzle of their wet nose, a game of fetch or a walk around the block, spending time with our pets can make us feel better, calmer and even happier. Indeed, studies suggest ...
  • Preventing Obesity in Children
    Researchers have found that an educational program designed to help children stop drinking soda has had no long-term impact on obesity. An estimated ten percent of children worldwide are overweight. Drinking sugared soda seems to ...
  • Learning More About Obesity
    Obesity is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most troubling health problems. Unless you act to address the emotions behind why you overeat, you could be facing long-term problems. Obesity is one of the nation’s fastest-growing ...
  • A Brief Overview of Eating Disorders
    In a society that continues to prize thinness even as Americans become heavier than ever before, almost everyone worries about their weight at least occasionally. People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing ...
  • Why Are You Overeating?
    I believe that the basis of compulsive eating is emotional and that people really need to learn to listen to their hungers. It's important for them to eat when they're hungry, to stop when they've ...
  • Obesity and Mental Health
    The world population is becoming rounder, and each year the situation is worsening. The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that we are in the grip of a global epidemic, and it is estimated by the ...
  • Get Ready To Diet
    Being ready to lose weight involves many things. There is definite preparation to be done, and without the right kind of preparation, it is unlikely that you will be able to maintain your weight-loss effort. ...
  • Study Gives Hope for Anorexics’ Future
    Previous research has indicated a high rate of mortality and illness for patients with anorexia nervosa. A recent Swedish study, however, found positive long-term outcomes for adolescent anorexics. Dr. Frank Lindblad and colleagues at ...
  • A Family Guide to Eating Disorders, Part 2: Identification and Treatment
    In Part 1 of this Guide, we focused on strategies for preventing the development of eating disorders in children. In Part 2, we will turn to the warning signs of eating disorders, how to get ...
  • A Family Guide to Eating Disorders, Part 1: Prevention
    How much should you worry if your teenager starts to claim she's not hungry, eliminates foods from her diet, or expresses worry about becoming fat? When does "fussy" or diet-like eating go too far? How ...
  • What To Do if a Family Member Has an Eating Disorder
    Accept that there are no quick and easy solutions for recovery from an eating disorder. Therapists, physicians and other eating disorder experts have no magic cure. If your loved one is to get lasting recovery, ...
  • Treatment and Management of Eating Disorders
    Persons with eating disorders often have difficulty admitting that they have a serious problem, and in many cases, particularly with anorexia, family or friends must persuade the individual to seek treatment. In treating anorexia nervosa, the ...
  • Overeating vs. Binge Eating
    About one-third of all Americans are overweight, and not all of them are binge eaters. Most of us find ourselves eating too much at one time or another. At Thanksgiving, or other special occasions, it ...
  • Fitness Magazines and Eating Disorders: Is There a Relationship?
    It's long been held that waif-thin models posing in fashion and beauty magazines encourage young women to follow unhealthy eating habits—possibly bulimia and anorexia nervosa. Now, researchers at Brigham Young University have discovered "thin is ...