The great underfunding of eating disorders research

Australian and UK researchers (1) have recently reported on the strikingly low funding provided for eating disorders research.   Much more research is needed to address fundamental questions about eating disorders. We still know little about the...

Surge of people reaching out for eating disorder help

There is mounting information to show that more people are experiencing disordered eating, especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our response to the pandemic has created an space for eating disorders to emerge or worsen. Because of the pandemic, we are likely to experience increased negative...

Eating disorders during COVID lockdown

Well here we are again NZ, in level 4 lockdown. We know it can be extremely challenging for people with eating disorders during COVID lockdown....

Bringing binge eating disorder out of the shadows 

Though often in the news, eating disorders are poorly understood. When thinking about eating disorders, people usually think of anorexia nervosa or sometimes bulimia nervosa,...

Are my ovaries making me eat?

Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder you have never heard of. Studies estimate that 2-3.5% of the population suffer from this...

A closer look at the mukbang phenomenon

Mukbang, which translates to ‘eating show’, refers to an online trend in which hosts share video recordings of themselves eating large quantities of food. Videos...

K-Pop and Disordered Eating

K-Pop, short for Korean popular music, has a growing international following. Not only does K-Pop have a distinct sound, but it is often packaged with...
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Impact of social media on people living with eating disorders during COVID-19

The unprecedented consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have meant that majority of the population have been working from, and confined to their homes for many...

Eating disorder health service delivery in the Māori population

A new study reveals systemic gaps in the health system make it more difficult for Maori people with eating disorders to access specialist support services....
Hijacked Without Warning – Searching for signs of impending anorexia nervosa.

Hijacked Without Warning – Searching for signs of impending anorexia nervosa.

Originally published here and written by Cynthia M. Bulik Ph.D Professor Cynthia M.Bulik, Lead Investigator of EDGI NZ Being fairly long-in-the-tooth...
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Participant stories

Samantha 1

Samantha’s story

Café assistant & keen horse rider who spent her teens battling anorexia nervosa, CHRISTCHURCH Café assistant Samantha, 22, Christchurch has a passion for the arts,...
Maddie Schipper 1

Maddie’s story

Youth support worker & nature lover who waged a decade-long battle with anorexia nervosa, together with her twin, AUCKLAND Youth support worker and nature lover,...
Libby Schipper

Libby’s story

Personal trainer who spent her childhood & teens wrestling anorexia nervosa alongside her twin, WELLINGTON Personal trainer, Libby, 24, Wellington, has been battling anorexia nervosa...

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