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.
Eating disorders affect a population the size of the state of Texas, cost the economy tens of billions of dollars, and kill 10,000 Americans per year. If eating disorders are so common, expensive, and deadly, why don't we…
Experts are concerned about a dramatic rise in eating disorders among teenagers over the past year. Possible explanations for the increase include teens’ loss of familiar routines and regular connections with friends, anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic, boredom,…
Hannah Cory wants to fix the broken systems that perpetuate weight stigma and allow kids to grow up feeling as if something is wrong with their bodies.