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Free Eating Disorder Screening

If you are concerned that you, or a loved one, is suffering from an eating disorder - consider taking this simple five question screening.  It can help you determine if a full assessment by a physician or mental health professional is the right choice for you.

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"Old Talk" - Just as Dangerous as "Fat Talk"?

Synopsis of a 2013 research study focusing on the correlation between "old talk" (speech focusing ont how old someone perceives that they look), body image problems, and eating disorder behaviors.

Don't Talk to Your Kids About Weight

Synopsis of a 2013 research study examining how parental conversations about weight and/or size can lead to disordered eating behaviors while conversations about healthful eating may actually be protective.

Plus Sized Images Can Change Body Size Preferences

Synopsis of a 2012 research study examining the effect of viewing plus-sized bodies on body size preferences.

Do Our Utensils Affect How We Perceive Our Food?

A research study examining how the size, weight, and shape of our utensils can affect the way we perceive our food.

Eating Disorders in Middle-Aged Women

Synopsis of a research study examining the prevalence of eating disorders and 'subthreshold' eating disorder symptoms among middle-aged women.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating - Is it Right for You?

Synopsis of a research study examining the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in the treatment of binge eating disorder.

Gender Role Endorsement Affects Male Body-Image Concerns

Synopsis of research study examining the relationship between masculinity and femininity withbody-image concerns among males.

What Factors Influence Recovery in Anorexia?

Given that the outcome of anorexia nervosa is highly variable, researchers have been looking at what factors are predictive of either full recovery or chronic illness.

Purging Disorder

Definition and symptoms of purging disorder, an eating disorder distinct from bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa.

Health at Every Size

Review of Health at Every Size: The Suprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon, PhD - abook that dispels common myths related to health and weight and gives an easy-to-read account of nutrition and metabolism.

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