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Profiteering Off the Body Insecurity of Teens

Keep dangerous supplements out of kids' hands

May 17, 2023
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Eating Disorders Are More Common Than You Think

Misconceptions can pose barriers to screening and treatment

Feb 15, 2023
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Lawmakers Hash Out Ways to Protect Kids From Internet Bullies, Predators

During hearing, witnesses recounted the dangers of social media

Feb 15, 2023
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Cosmetic Surgery Goes Viral

Cosmetic surgery on social media is a "double-edged sword," says Charlotte Markey, PhD

Dec 29, 2022
Taylor Swift, Lizzo, and Others Are Changing the Messaging on Mental Health

Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, explains how providers can use celebs to connect with patients

Nov 17, 2022
It's Time to Retire BMI as a Clinical Metric

An undue focus on weight can lead to patient distrust and delayed care

Oct 19, 2022
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'There Is Something Wrong With My Body'

Failing to practice weight neutral care can trigger distress or disordered behaviors in patients

Jun 11, 2022
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Muscle Dysmorphia in Men: The Han Swolo Effect

Relatively new form of body dysmorphic disorder pumped up by advertising and media

May 10, 2022
COVID Secondary Brain Changes; Screening Normal-Weight People for Eating Disorders

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Mar 19, 2022
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USPSTF: Data Isn't There to Back Broad Screening for Eating Disorders

But lack of firm recommendation shouldn't be "misconstrued," experts say

Mar 15, 2022
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NewYork-Presbyterian Sued for Allegedly Ignoring Child Sexual Abuse

Former patient says anorexia specialist Joseph Silverman abused her when she was 11

Aug 02, 2021
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Obesity Is a Disease, Recognize It as Such

Failure to recognize this has led to delays in prevention, treatment, and policy change

Jul 18, 2021
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Tooth Loss and Dementia; The Cost of Schizophrenia; Tarantula Venom for Pain?

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

Jul 14, 2021
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Kids Who Can't Regulate Emotions May Be at Later Risk for Anorexia

Interventions for dealing with discomfort and frustration may help, U.K. researchers say

Jul 07, 2021
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