Eating Disorder Information Directory
Eating disorders are becoming ever more prevalent, but remain a taboo subject in most circles. It can be hard to find accurate, relevant information when you or someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder. Gathering from both my studies in psychology and my personal struggle, I've put together some resources below, including pieces on often-overlooked disorders like EDNOS and Night Eating Syndrome, as well as the more commonly known diseases of anorexia and bulimia.
If you are looking for information on something in particular and don't see it here, let me a comment or contact me through my profile, and I will address it in a later piece.
- The Signs And Symptoms of Eating Disorders
As many as ten million women and one million men are fighting a life-and-death battle with anorexia or bulimia every day. The signs and symptoms are easy to recognize; it's just a matter of knowing where to look.
- Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)
Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, or EDNOS, is a mental illness characterized by disordered eating patterns that do not meet the full diagnostic criteria for anorexia or bulimia.
- Common Myths About Eating Disorders Debunked
The amount of misinformation about eating disorders floating around is staggering. So I'm doing my part. I've listed the most common myths I've come up against, and laid out the facts in response.
- Top Ten Worst Things to Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder
As someone with insight, I've compiled a list of the top ten worst things to say to someone with an eating disorder, both from my own experience, and horror stories from other eating-disordered women
- Comprehensive List of Food Phobias
While particularly common among people diagnosed with eating disorders, food phobias can also be found in otherwise mentally healthy people.
- Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery
Because the causes of eating disorders are so various and so intertwined, successful treatment is always multi-disciplinary...
- Pro-Anorexia: The New Online Predator
Thousands of young women log on every day to glean tips and tricks from their fellow disordered, post "progress" pictures and update their weight stats. Do you know what they're looking at?
- Books About Eating Disorders
There are many books on eating disorders: dozens of true-life narratives, hundreds of workbooks, thousands of essays. These are my favorites, those that provided the most insight for me, and provide a cross-section of the types of literature availabl
- Movies And Documentaries About Eating Disorders
Summaries and credits for movies and documentaries about eating disorders, and where to find at the lowest price.
- Songs About Eating Disorders
Songs about eating disorders from Filter, Silverchair, Alanis Morissette, Saves the Day, and Manic Street Preachers.
- Celebrities with Eating Disorders - List and Pics
Brief bios and pics of eating disordered celebrities.
- What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by severe preoccupation with a perceived physical flaw or defect in the sufferer's appearance.
- Eating During Sleep? - Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder
What is sleep-eating? Who does it affect? Why does it happen? How is it treated? Information on nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder (NS-RED).