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# Anorexia

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Secrecy, shame, and getting help: Men and eating disorders in Ireland
Psychologists and men who have had eating disorders explain the warning signs and what can be done to treat EDs.
All time
Cork woman with eating disorder forced to go public to pay for treatment
“I’m really feeling the physical consequences of it this past year more than ever, like my body is just not working properly,” Lisa Murphy told PA news.
'I don't want to crowdfund for my life': Young woman with serious eating disorder appeals for in-patient treatment
The young woman’s story went viral recently on Twitter.
Advice for people with eating disorders, and their loved ones, this Christmas
Some people start to deny themselves food in the weeks leading up to Christmas, while others binge eat.
Compromise and having a 'code word': How to make Christmas easier for people with eating disorders
This time of year can be very difficult for a person with an eating disorder, but there are ways to help.
Court grants HSE order allowing it to take steps aimed at saving life of woman with eating disorder
She is described as being currently very underweight with a dangerously low Body Mass Index (BMI).
'My love for fighting came from battling anorexia and battling my own mind'
Mary-Kate Slattery shares her inspiring story.
Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital
Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.
High Court rules that woman weighing five stone and refusing food in HSE care may be force-fed
The court heard that the woman has a long history of anorexia nervosa.
Hospital receives High Court order to feed 'critically ill' woman with anorexia through tube
The hospital says her life is in danger unless it is permitted to feed her via the tube.
Eating disorder centre criticised for not having a psychiatric nurse on duty at all times
The facility was criticised for having no input from a medical specialist or medical facility.
'To The Bone does not elevate disordered eating behaviours as something to aspire to'
There is no doubt that the new Netlix film will continue to generate debate, writes Barry Murphy.
Column: How to get through Christmas if you're recovering from an eating disorder
Christmas is tough if you’re struggling with food issues, writes Cora McEvoy.
US judge rules that anorexic patient can refuse forced feedings
The court also granted her request for care to relieve pain or discomfort.
Getting help: What to do if you or someone you know has an eating disorder
Eating disorders can affect anyone.
Increasing numbers of older people are suffering from eating disorders
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
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
“Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. They are not about food nor are they a diet.”
'I fed myself through looking or smelling, but never eating. I'm not over anorexia; I'm living with it'
When I finally got it, I still didn’t think I deserved help. I checked into hospital still believing I was “too fat”, writes an anonymous contributor.
Three apples and Diet Coke: the food diary of a top model
In her memoir, Victoire Macon Dauxerre recounts the pressures of such high-stakes dieting.
‘Having anorexia is harder than you can possibly imagine. I lived through hell.’
Pippa Newcomb writes about how an eating disorder took over her life from the age of 14.
'Too thin' models are now banned from the runways of the world's fashion capital
Photoshopped images in France will now also have to be labelled as such.
Here's why Ireland doesn't need a ban on 'too thin' models
Agencies in Ireland say models smaller than a size 8 can’t get work here.
Poll: Should models who are 'too thin' be banned from runways?
France is looking at bringing in new laws which could change Paris Fashion Week.
Opinion: I thought my eating disorder gave me control, but it was really controlling me
Talking to people is so important – keeping everything bottled up inside only leads to disaster.
Column: 'I was in a secret, emotionally abusive relationship with myself'
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.
Link between anorexia and dental braces needs to be explored - report
A study of the condition in an Irish hospital found that it is developing a younger age and becoming more common in males
Column: I can’t pinpoint the moment I decided I wasn’t going to eat anymore
Suffering from anorexia as a teenager, Jenny Conlon’s weight dropped to just 6 stone before. While speaking about her experience for the first time is difficult, she says if it helps one person, it will be worth it.
Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia
Neurological implants are being tested on patients whose conditions have not responded to other treatment.
Column: Dying to be thin - what you should know about eating disorders
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.
Poll: Should Ireland introduce an opt-in filter for online pornography?
A child protection expert has argued that parents should be given a choice over explicit content online. So what do you think?
Vogue editors sign pact to promote healthy body image in the magazine
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
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
Sites featuring images of underweight models and ‘The Thin Commandments’ are putting vulnerable people in danger, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said.
Legendary ballet school denies claims of 'rife' anorexia
A former prima ballerina at Milan’s La Scala theatre had said one in five dancers suffered from the eating disorder.
Column: The media is selling insecurity – but we don’t have to buy it
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.
Website censured over Moss 'skinny' slogan T-shirts
The ad showed children’s T-shirts bearing a motto once mentioned by model Kate Moss in an interview – “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”.
Brendan Lillis transferred to hospital from Maghaberry Prison
Former IRA member has been transferred to hospital for medical assessment after being refused early release or parole.
Topshop removes controversial image of thin model from website
The model in question has hit out at criticism about her appearance, saying that she is “naturally skinny” and is hurt that people were discussing her as if she was “not a real person”.
Children as young as five suffering from eating disorders
Children are developing eating disorders at younger ages because of a mixture of peer pressure, media influences and negative messages from parents.