What if anorexia wasn't a disorder, but a passion?

After a century of treating patients with anorexia nervosa, psychiatrists remain stymied as to how to loosen its grip.

Eating disorders cause more Canadian girls to be hospitalized: About 28% of visits to emergency departments for eating disorders included admissions

Hospitalizations for eating disorders increased dramatically among preteen and teenage girls in Canada between 2006 and 2013, according to a new report.

The Canadian Institute for Health Information examined use of hospital services for eating disorders.

"From 2006–2007 to 2012–2013, the rate of females hospitalized in Canada for an eating disorder was stable — except among 10- to 19-year-olds," the institute said Thursday.

In that group, the rate increased by 42 per cent in just the last two years, with older teens experiencing an even sharper increase.

Back to School: Langley university increasing course selections -Eating Disorders

This fall, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is launching a whole roster of continuing and professional studies.

Proposed Anti-Anorexia Law Causes Debate in Italy

A proposed law in Italy that aims to jail or fine promoters of eating disorders is causing controversy this week because of the people it specifically targets: owners of pro-anorexia and bulimia websites, who can often be young sufferers themselves.

Serious Restrictive Eating Disorders Occur at Any Weight

Although the words “anorexia nervosa” typically conjure up images of emaciated bodies, eating disorders characterized by dietary restriction or weight loss can — and do — occur at any weight. However, precisely because anorexia nervosa is associated with underweight, doctors are less likely to identify eating disorders among individuals who are in the so-called “normal” or above normal weight range, even if they have all the other symptoms of anorexia nervosa.

Clearly, this is a problem.

Eating disorder funding welcome, but not enough, advocates say

New provincial funding to address eating disorders could signal the issue is becoming more of a priority for the government, advocates say.

The province says it has earmarked $165,000 over three years to a support organization that will use the money to help patients and their families after treatment.

Anita Simon's teenage daughter struggled with an eating disorder for five years.

"She got incredibly sick. She was on the brink of death,” Simon said.

School-based screening for eating disorders could improve detection and outcomes

A brief screening survey to identify teens at risk for an eating disorder could lead to earlier diagnosis and help find hard-to-detect cases, which could lower overall treatment costs and improve outcomes, Boston Children's Hospital researchers report today in American Journal of Public Health.

Now Recruiting Pilot Test Participants for New Online Weight Bias & Stigma Resource for Health Care Professionals!

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services has developed a new resource about weight bias and stigma for health care professionals in BC, and we want your feedback

Suicide Rates High Among Eating Disorder Sufferers

Suicide rates are abnormally high among people who suffer from eating disorders according to a recent study. Published in the Journal of Eating Disorders, the study reviewed current literature on self-injury and suicide in reference to people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

Vancouver artist wins body image mural contest

An art submission by Vancouver resident Jessica Terezakis took first place in a province-wide mural contest held by the by the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness  (PEDAW) campaign and the Vancouver Graffiti Management Team.