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#Eating Disorders

# eating-disorders - Friday 17 June, 2022

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018
# HSE
# HSE

6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital have received specialist care since 2018

Jun 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,460 Views 0 Comments

46 patients have received treatment in the dedicated eating disorder service at St Vincent’s University Hospital in the last five years.

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

Staff vacancies behind the decision to close 11 beds at Dublin CAMHS unit

May 24th 2022, 4:07 PM 9,531 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin says the situation at Linn Dara is regrettable.

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told

May 17th 2022, 6:30 AM 4,549 Views 0 Comments

Presentations of eating disorders in the health service have significantly increased over the last several years.

# eating-disorders - Saturday 5 March, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How is inadequate care impacting people with eating disorders?
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How is inadequate care impacting people with eating disorders?

Updated Mar 5th 2022, 10:00 AM 5,319 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about the chaotic state of services through people’s experiences.

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

People waiting longer to access specialist eating disorder care
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

People waiting longer to access specialist eating disorder care

Mar 1st 2022, 6:10 PM 6,235 Views 2 Comments

The latest data shows an increase in people waiting more than eight weeks for assessments and treatment.

# eating-disorders - Sunday 27 February, 2022

'Eating disorders don't just stop': Teenagers losing services on transition to adult care
# Lost In Transition
# Lost In Transition

'Eating disorders don't just stop': Teenagers losing services on transition to adult care

Feb 27th 2022, 1:05 PM 11,537 Views 5 Comments

Noteworthy finds that many children are being blocked from specialist treatment once they turn 18.

Delays, distress, deterioration: Health system failing people with eating disorders
# Silent Treatment
# Silent Treatment

Delays, distress, deterioration: Health system failing people with eating disorders

Feb 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,125 Views 2 Comments
  • Noteworthy investigates the chaotic state of services and reveals that most cannot access adequate care
  • Only 55% of the staff for three new teams promised for 2021 have been recruited, reports Maria Delaney
  • People with eating disorders reporting that specialised care reserved for those at 'brink of death'

# eating-disorders - Friday 11 February, 2022

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services
# Health Crisis
# Health Crisis

HSE reports 'surge' in referrals to adult eating disorder services

Feb 11th 2022, 7:01 AM 9,610 Views 1 Comment

Referrals to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin increased by more than 120% last year.

# eating-disorders - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Criticism as Dept of Health spends €230k sponsoring Operation Transformation series
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

Criticism as Dept of Health spends €230k sponsoring Operation Transformation series

Jan 9th 2022, 6:45 AM 32,267 Views 34 Comments

Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns said services for people with eating disorders are virtually non-existent due to successive government failures.

# eating-disorders - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation criticised over 'dieting culture' ahead of its return tonight
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

RTÉ’s Operation Transformation criticised over 'dieting culture' ahead of its return tonight

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 9:10 PM 71,912 Views 103 Comments

RTÉ claims the programme has “evolved considerably over the years”.

# eating-disorders - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

'I had gotten to the stage where I was starting to think about making myself sick'

Nov 17th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,206 Views 1 Comment

Former Dublin minor hurler Cormac Ryan will appear in a gripping documentary about eating disorders among men this week.

# eating-disorders - Monday 3 May, 2021

'The eating disorder crept in': Kilkenny twins on their experience dealing with anorexia during lockdown
# Aislinn And Roisin
# Aislinn And Roisin

'The eating disorder crept in': Kilkenny twins on their experience dealing with anorexia during lockdown

May 3rd 2021, 10:30 AM 43,894 Views 0 Comments

Aislinn and Roisin Duggan (23) are in recovery after several years dealing with their eating disorders.

# eating-disorders - Saturday 20 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 PM 21,401 Views 12 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Saturday 13 February, 2021

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic
# Pandemic Impact
# Pandemic Impact

People with eating disorders presenting more unwell since pandemic

Feb 13th 2021, 7:01 AM 15,738 Views 8 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Thursday 21 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 21st 2021, 5:26 PM 19,525 Views 24 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Thursday 14 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 14,662 Views 8 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 22nd 2020, 6:30 PM 13,485 Views 0 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Monday 26 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,182 Views 8 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Saturday 10 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 18,729 Views 18 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Sunday 12 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 12th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,431 Views 0 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 24th 2019, 11:00 AM 12,852 Views 10 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

This is what you should do to support a friend with an eating disorder, according to the experts
# Edaw 2019
From The Daily Edge
# 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 2,825 Views 0 Comments

How to broach the conversation with those you love.

# eating-disorders - Friday 1 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 1st 2017, 12:42 PM 7,882 Views 7 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Saturday 12 August, 2017

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

'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 17,335 Views 9 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Monday 3 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 8:00 PM 11,467 Views 2 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'
# Darkness Into Light
# 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 893 Views 7 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Sunday 14 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 14th 2016, 12:00 PM 817 Views 2 Comments

Eating disorders can affect anyone.

# eating-disorders - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

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

Increasing numbers of older people are suffering from eating disorders

Aug 9th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,707 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.

# eating-disorders - Saturday 23 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 14,579 Views 68 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Monday 22 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 22nd 2016, 7:30 PM 11,091 Views 5 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Monday 8 June, 2015

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

'An eating disorder is often an incredibly isolating experience'

Jun 8th 2015, 12:15 PM 6,795 Views 3 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Saturday 17 May, 2014

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

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

May 17th 2014, 10:30 AM 22,720 Views 23 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 16th 2014, 8:01 PM 11,707 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.

# eating-disorders - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 19th 2014, 1:00 PM 827 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.

# eating-disorders - Saturday 11 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 11th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,521 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.

# eating-disorders - Thursday 14 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 100 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.

# eating-disorders - Thursday 7 March, 2013

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

Experimental brain implants may help patients with severe anorexia

Mar 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,507 Views 5 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image
# Eating Disorders
# Eating Disorders

Fad diet books encouraging "dangerous thinking" about body image

Feb 17th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,237 Views 26 Comments

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

# eating-disorders - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 13th 2013, 6:30 PM 735 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.

# eating-disorders - Monday 11 February, 2013

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

Online programme to support teens with self-esteem issues

Feb 11th 2013, 4:05 PM 4,214 Views 3 Comments

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

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