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NHS reports ‘alarming’ rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders

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Hospital admissions for people with eating disorders in England have risen 84% in the last five years, official NHS figures reveal. There were 11,049 more admissions for illnesses such as bulimia and anorexia in 2020-...

Amber Heard evaluation revealed two personality disorders, psychologist says

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An expert in intimate partner violence called to give evidence in Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard has testified that her evaluation of the actor revealed two psychiatric diagnoses – borderline per...

Putting calories on menus won’t solve obesity, but it will harm those of us with eating disorders

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There was a time when counting my calorie intake was as easy as breathing. Though practically innumerate in maths classes, I could quickly tot up the calories I’d resisted, succumbed to and burned in a day. If restaur...

Eating disorders among teen girls doubled during pandemic, CDC study shows

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Emergency room visits for eating disorders among 12- to 17-year-old girls doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – a troubling existin...

Covid infection increases risk of mental health disorders, study finds

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Having Covid-19 puts people at a significantly increased chance of developing new mental health conditions, potentially adding to existing crises of suicide and overdoses, according to new research looking at millions...

Simple DNA test could detect common neurological disorders, study says

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A simple test could end years of uncertainty for people with relatively common neurological conditions, new research has found. Historically, obtaining a definitive diagnosis for conditions including Huntingdon’s dise...

‘She opens the app and gets bombarded’: parents on Instagram, teens and eating disorders

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Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, Michelle noticed her teenage daughters were spending substantially more time on Instagram. The girls were feeling isolated and bored during lockdown, the Arizona mom, who has asked to o...

Gaming disorders triple among young during year of UK lockdowns

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The number of children and young adults entering treatment for gaming addictions and disorders tripled over the last year, with experts believing that the pandemic and lockdowns play a key role in the increase. The cl...

Eating disorders: families tube-feeding patients at home amid NHS bed shortage

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Extremely unwell eating disorder patients are having to be tube fed at home by their families owing to a lack of hospital beds, as the Royal College of Psychiatrists reports a rise in people being treated in units wit...

BMI is no way to diagnose eating disorders. So why is it still being used?

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Eating disorders are one of the deadliest mental illnesses, but they are also highly treatable. The key is ensuring people can access the help they need as early as possible. Many people who have eating disorders are ...

Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders

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Instagram has apologised for a “mistake” which saw it promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders. A new feature on the social network provides users with suggested search terms based on their interes...

‘My intuition told me something was wrong’: three women denied help for their eating disorders

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As a personal trainer, Chloe Hodgkinson was considered the epitome of good health but when she came off the contraceptive pill, her period stopped. Months passed and, despite her doctor saying it was normal for menst...

‘So much pressure to look a certain way’: why eating disorders are rife in pop music

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For eight years of her life, Demi Lovato was served a watermelon cake for her birthday. This wasn’t a watermelon-flavoured version of a proper cake with all the good stuff like butter, sugar and flour, but rather an a...