Tag Archives: research

Not just small adults: eating disorders in young children

More and more researchers and clinicians are becoming aware of the presence of eating disorders in young children (defined here and in most of the research literature as ED onset at less than 13 years). I have known five-year-olds with full-blown anorexia nervosa. Whether this awareness is due to people developing EDs at an earlier […]

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Guest Post: NEDA Responds to Recent Criticisms

Carrie’s Note: One of the reasons I started ED Bites was to create a dialog between different people in the eating disorder field. I don’t expect everyone to agree all the time, and frankly, that would be kind of boring. I posted Holly’s piece a few days ago because I thought she raised some good, […]

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Guest Post: Caveat walker–Why ED charity has lost the plot

It’s very rare that I do guest posts here at ED Bites, but occasionally I do make an exception, and this is one of them. The post stemmed from a discussion at the ED Bites Facebook page, and after reading Holly’s eloquent thoughts and views on the subject, I asked her to explain them in […]

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Evidence-Based Medicine and How to Read Research Like a Pro: Part 1

My good friend IrishUp posted an article she wrote on evidence-based medicine in an ED support forum, which will be part of a series on learning how to read and interpret medical research. It’s something we’ve both learned from experience, and Irish graciously allowed me to share her series here at ED Bites. All of […]

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We’ve only just begun: 30 years of ED after Karen Carpenter

Thirty years ago this week, singer Karen Carpenter died as a result of anorexia nervosa. In the history of EDs, there aren’t a lot of historic moments. The first medical description of anorexia nervosa in the 1870s, perhaps, and the first formal description of bulimia in 1979, are likely candidates. But Carpenter’s death was a […]

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