Social media influencers have been working with experts at Harvard Chan School to share science-based information aimed at improving mental health.
Social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), and YouTube collectively derived nearly $11 billion in advertising revenue from U.S.-based users younger than 18 in 2022, according to a new Harvard Chan School study.
New York has become the first state to ban the sale of over-the-counter weight loss and muscle building supplements to minors.
Exposure to videos and photos on social media platforms can contribute to body dissatisfaction and eating disorders among teen and adolescent girls, and can lead to serious mental health issues, including suicidal behavior, according to experts.
Artificial intelligence chatbots created to help people with eating disorders have the potential to backfire, instead promoting harmful views of weight loss and diet culture, experts say.
To halt the rise of eating disorders among Americans, experts say policymakers must focus not only on improving treatment quality and accessibility, but also on prevention. One key tactic toward this goal would be to regulate social media,…
The repercussions of body dissatisfaction and appearance-based discrimination are costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars annually, according to a new report.
Lawmakers in several states are considering bills restricting the sale of non-prescription diet supplements to minors.
Researchers hope that a rise in eating disorders during the pandemic will shine a light on the need for nationally representative data on disordered eating in adolescents.
Eating disorders expert Bryn Austin discusses the recent revelation that Facebook has long known that its Instagram app is harming teens’ mental health.