By On February 1st, 2018

Researchers Find “Psychological Pathway” That Leads to Body Dysmorphia

Body dysmorphia is a widely recognized condition which affects how people perceive their own bodies. Over time, the dissatisfaction from this misperception is known to contribute to the development of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Despite being accepted by the medical community, little is actually known about how body dysmorphia develops or the…


By On January 29th, 2018

Michael Phelps looks back at his issues with depression, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts

Most would assume winning 28 Olympic medals – 23 of which were gold medals – would be the most rewarding part of Michael Phelps’ life. However, he says helping others with depression has been even more fulfilling. As part of The Kennedy Forum in Chicago addressing depression, suicide, and mental illness, Phelps spoke with political…


By On January 25th, 2018

LGBTQ people face unique eating disorder risks

While awareness of eating disorders has grown over the past decade, many groups vulnerable to eating disorders still get overlooked because they don’t fit the stereotype. Young, heterosexual, white women now have wider access to treatment, and face less stigma when openly talking about their eating disorders. Meanwhile, men, people of color, and especially LGBTQ+…


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