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'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'
# Pandemic Impact
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# Pandemic Impact

'More and more students are coping with anxiety through either restricting their eating or binge eating'

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,156 Views 12 Comments

Dr Aoife O’Sullivan, a GP treating UCC students, writes about the impact of the pandemic on her patients.

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
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People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic

Feb 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 15,451 Views 8 Comments

Rises in acute presentations and significant increases in referrals to specialist teams also reported.

There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland
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There's been a 66% increase in eating disorder hospital admissions during pandemic in Ireland

Jan 21st 2021, 5:26 PM 18,851 Views 24 Comments

That’s according to an article published in this month’s Irish Medical Journal.

Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere
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Extra funding promised for eating disorder services last year was spent elsewhere

Jan 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,119 Views 7 Comments

Since 2018, just over 3% of money allocated to improve supports and treatment was actually spent on this by HSE.

Advice for people with eating disorders, and their loved ones, this Christmas
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Advice for people with eating disorders, and their loved ones, this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:30 PM 13,441 Views 0 Comments

Some people start to deny themselves food in the weeks leading up to Christmas, while others binge eat.

Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find
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Opinion: Eating disorders are ruthless but specialised regional care is hard to find

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,880 Views 8 Comments

One mother, who has seen her daughter suffer, feels the Government and HSE are badly failing people with eating disorders.

Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas
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Opinion: Stop diverting funding allocated for eating disorders to other areas

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 18,614 Views 18 Comments

The Mental Health Reform are calling on the Government to spend the money for eating disorder services on eating disorder services.

'People are afraid of relapsing': Dealing with an eating disorder during this time of uncertainty
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'People are afraid of relapsing': Dealing with an eating disorder during this time of uncertainty

Apr 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,406 Views 0 Comments

Disruption to routine and normality can add undue stress to those dealing with disordered eating.

Compromise and having a 'code word': How to make Christmas easier for people with eating disorders
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Compromise and having a 'code word': How to make Christmas easier for people with eating disorders

Dec 24th 2019, 11:00 AM 12,813 Views 10 Comments

This time of year can be very difficult for a person with an eating disorder, but there are ways to help.

This is what you should do to support a friend with an eating disorder, according to the experts
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# Edaw 2019

This is what you should do to support a friend with an eating disorder, according to the experts

Feb 26th 2019, 3:28 PM 2,790 Views 0 Comments

How to broach the conversation with those you love.

Eating disorder centre criticised for not having a psychiatric nurse on duty at all times
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Eating disorder centre criticised for not having a psychiatric nurse on duty at all times

Sep 1st 2017, 12:42 PM 7,838 Views 7 Comments

The facility was criticised for having no input from a medical specialist or medical facility.

'Recovery is possible': A third of people seeking help for eating disorders have had one for over 10 years
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'Recovery is possible': A third of people seeking help for eating disorders have had one for over 10 years

Aug 12th 2017, 9:00 PM 17,295 Views 9 Comments

Charity Bodywhys said that a large number seeking help 10 years on have never accessed any form of treatment.

Here's the problem with To The Bone, the new Netflix film about eating disorders
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# To The Bone

Here's the problem with To The Bone, the new Netflix film about eating disorders

Jul 3rd 2017, 8:00 PM 11,167 Views 2 Comments

It’s not even out yet and people are already complaining.

'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'
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# Darkness Into Light

'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'

Apr 25th 2017, 8:00 PM 700 Views 7 Comments

Ireland rugby international Hannah Tyrrell on the eating disorder that overshadowed her teenage years

Getting help: What to do if you or someone you know has an eating disorder
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Getting help: What to do if you or someone you know has an eating disorder

Aug 14th 2016, 12:00 PM 752 Views 2 Comments

Eating disorders can affect anyone.

Increasing numbers of older people are suffering from eating disorders
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Increasing numbers of older people are suffering from eating disorders

Aug 9th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,673 Views 5 Comments

The Bodywhys group has reported a 9% increase in helpline calls and a 19% increase in email contact from those aged 36-55.

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
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Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Jul 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 14,554 Views 68 Comments

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

89% increase in middle-aged people seeking help for eating disorders
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89% increase in middle-aged people seeking help for eating disorders

Feb 22nd 2016, 7:30 PM 11,075 Views 5 Comments

“Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. They are not about food nor are they a diet.”

'An eating disorder is often an incredibly isolating experience'
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'An eating disorder is often an incredibly isolating experience'

Jun 8th 2015, 12:15 PM 6,672 Views 3 Comments

Most people seeking help have been unwell for over a decade.

Woman walks 364k in a bikini to raise awareness of eating disorders
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Woman walks 364k in a bikini to raise awareness of eating disorders

May 17th 2014, 10:30 AM 22,640 Views 23 Comments

There are 200,000 people in Ireland registered with eating disorders.

Men being treated for eating disorders up 67% in the last five years
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Men being treated for eating disorders up 67% in the last five years

Apr 16th 2014, 8:01 PM 11,671 Views 25 Comments

Bodywhys says the misconception that eating disorders are a ‘female issue’ can sometimes make it harder for a man to acknowledge there is a problem.

Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'
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Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'

Mar 19th 2014, 1:00 PM 753 Views 20 Comments

For years, my eating disorder controlled my life; no matter how thin I got, I wouldn’t be satisfied. It’s this symptom of anorexia that makes it so dangerous, writes Vicky Kavanagh.

Column: Cut the 'fat talk' in front of kids
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Column: Cut the 'fat talk' in front of kids

Jan 11th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,412 Views 68 Comments

Discussing diets and weight loss resolutions may seem normal during January, but remember that impressionable young minds are taking it all in, writes Laura Larkin.

Lisa McInerney: Why are we so offhand about what's influencing male body image?
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Lisa McInerney: Why are we so offhand about what's influencing male body image?

Nov 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 81 Views 57 Comments

Actors like Chris Hemsworth are praised for their dedication when they lose weight for roles, while female actors are chided for being poor role models. But the reverential obsession with actors slimming radically for jobs is harmful.

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia
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Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia

Mar 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,487 Views 5 Comments

Neurological implants are being tested on patients whose conditions have not responded to other treatment.

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image
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Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image

Feb 17th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,217 Views 26 Comments

Bodywhys said the books can also act as a trigger for those who already have an eating disorder.

Column: Dying to be thin - what you should know about eating disorders
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Column: Dying to be thin - what you should know about eating disorders

Feb 13th 2013, 6:30 PM 697 Views 24 Comments

As part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, psychologist Deirdre Ryan removes the misconceptions surrounding this group of devastating illnesses – and explains how to approach a loved one in pain.

Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues
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# Self Esteem

Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues

Feb 11th 2013, 4:05 PM 4,190 Views 3 Comments

The launch of the programme is to coincide with Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Vogue editors sign pact to promote healthy body image in the magazine
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Vogue editors sign pact to promote healthy body image in the magazine

May 5th 2012, 2:38 PM 3,436 Views 6 Comments

The 19 international editors of the influential fashion magazine have signed a 6-point plan saying they won’t work with models who appear to have eating disorders.

New Israeli law bans underweight models in ads
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New Israeli law bans underweight models in ads

Mar 20th 2012, 2:19 PM 4,341 Views 16 Comments

New law in Israel will ban agents from hiring underweight models or retouching photographs to make models appear thinner.

TD calls for debate on blocking eating disorder websites
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TD calls for debate on blocking eating disorder websites

Feb 24th 2012, 5:16 PM 3,951 Views 42 Comments

Sites featuring images of underweight models and ‘The Thin Commandments’ are putting vulnerable people in danger, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said.

Column: The media is selling insecurity – but we don’t have to buy it
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Column: The media is selling insecurity – but we don’t have to buy it

Dec 13th 2011, 7:30 AM 706 Views 18 Comments

Eating disorders therapist Emma Murphy describes how images in the media affect her patients – and suggests a simple task for anyone considering a trip to the newsagent.

Pocock struggles with eating disorder
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Pocock struggles with eating disorder

Nov 14th 2011, 8:14 PM 1,751 Views 1 Comment

The Wallabies flanker has revealed the surprising extent to which obsessive anxiety about food and physical fitness have impacted his development.

Children as young as five suffering from eating disorders
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Children as young as five suffering from eating disorders

Feb 14th 2011, 11:46 AM 1,967 Views 0 Comments

Children are developing eating disorders at younger ages because of a mixture of peer pressure, media influences and negative messages from parents.

Picky eater? Wrong - you're a supertaster
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# Supertasters

Picky eater? Wrong - you're a supertaster

Nov 30th 2010, 2:00 PM 1,045 Views 0 Comments

New research suggests those with specific diets aren’t fussy – they actually have a more developed sense of taste.