Eating Disorders Related Content

Diet and Mental Health: How Nutrition Shapes Your Well-Being

Throughout history, we haven’t completely understood the relationship between diet and mental health in the Western world. Some people have suspected a connection between nutrition and health (mental and physical) based on observation. However, we did not have the scientific evidence to support it...

Podcast: Supporting Effectively Diagnosing and Treating Eating Disorders

Jeff talks to Dr. David J. Alperovitz about how anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and ARFID are diagnosed and treated. David also provides an overview of eating disorders, shares tips for recognizing key warning signs, and answers audience questions. David J. Alperovitz, PsyD , is currently...

Video: Effectively Diagnosing and Treating Eating Disorders

People with eating disorders struggle to maintain healthy relationships with food and their bodies. That’s a fact, and so too is this: conditions such as anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), while treatable, can be life threatening if...

Video: Facing Insecurities With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is more than being fixated on one part of your image; the preoccupation on seemingly small aspects of your appearance can be crippling. The insecurity over flaws, visible or not, can lead to serious emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and shame. So what can we do...

Klarman Eating Disorders Center Expands Services and Celebrates 20 Years

As the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at McLean celebrates two decades of providing highly specialized care for teens and women living with eating disorders, program leadership is excited about recent expansions to its residential and day treatment programs. “In addition to the Klarman Center’s 20...

Podcast: Recognizing and Addressing Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues

Jeff talks to Dr. Roberto Olivardia about different eating disorders and body image issues and ways to recognize and address them. They discuss the importance of getting help if someone is living with an eating disorder or struggling with a body image challenge. Roberto emphasizes that recovery is...

Video: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection of Eating Disorders

The connection between our minds and our bodies is more powerful than we think and can impact our overall wellness. Our thoughts and beliefs can impact our bodies, and in turn, our bodies can affect our stress levels, sleep quality, and more. For those of us with an eating disorder, this brain-body...

Everything You Need To Know About Eating Disorders

Conditions such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder keep people from maintaining a healthy weight or from having a healthy relationship with food. While often assumed to be just a phase, eating disorders can have deadly outcomes if not properly addressed. It is important to note that...

Video: Recognizing and Addressing Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues

Our relationships with food and our own bodies are often complex and fraught with challenges. At their best, they can help lead us to both physical and mental well-being. But all too often, these relationships become problematic, resulting in people having negative body image. In some, this has the...

Podcast: The Silent Battle: Men, Body Image, and Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Roberto Olivardia about the short- and long-term effects that negative self-image have on those that identify as men. Roberto discusses the impact of unaddressed image issues over a lifetime and shares ways to encourage body positivity in male populations. Roberto Olivardia, PhD...

Podcast: Facing Insecurities With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Jenn talks to Dr. Roberto Olivardia about body dysmorphic disorder. They discuss common signs and symptoms as well as conditions that occur alongside BDD. Roberto provides insight into technology’s impact on our self-image, as well as ways to support loved ones who have a BDD diagnosis. Roberto...

Video: The Silent Battle: Men, Body Image, and Mental Health

For those who identify as male, body image issues aren’t often discussed, yet still impact a major part of the population. Body positivity campaigns exist for women, but what about for men? Add in workout plans for “bulking up,” filters on social media, and Hollywood hero complexes, it can feel...

Podcast: Understanding the Mind-Body Connection of Eating Disorders

Jenn talks to Dr. Holly Peek about eating disorders and their impact on both physical and mental health. Holly shares insights into how we can better understand the role emotion can play on our eating habits, and provides advice on how we can navigate a stressful world while staying true to...

Podcast: Let’s Talk About Steroids

Trevor talks to Harrison G. Pope, MD, MPH , director of McLean’s Biological Psychiatry Laboratory. Dr. Pope talks about men’s misuse of anabolic steroids—drugs which have been used by millions to gain muscle or lose body fat—with potential long-term dangers. Dr. Pope is arguably the leading...