Category: Bulimia

Russell Brand’s Battle with an Eating Disorder

Russell Brand Russell Brand has talked openly about his mental health struggles, including his struggle with bulimia [1]. It can be helpful for celebrities to talk about their struggles with mental health because it brings awareness to conditions that are often kept secret. While several celebrities have been more open about having an eating disorder or negative [...]
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Male Professional Athletes & Eating Disorder: A Lesser Told Story

Picture of Male Athletes with Eating Disorders The struggle of men with eating disorder diagnoses is a topic that is not spoken about enough. Male athletes in particular often struggle with eating disorder in silence. For many that struggle with mental illness, conversations that increase the visibility of their disorder help to normalize their pain and allow them to feel more comfortable [...]
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The Impact of Elton John’s Courageous Battle with Eating Disorders

Elton John is a music legend and icon known for so much, including, but not at all limited to, his talent, timelessness, advocacy, and charity work. While he has undoubtedly had many impactful life experiences and encounters in his illustrious career and lifetime, Elton John reports that three simple words changed his life – “I [...]
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Bulimia Struggles During a Pandemic

Woman thinking about anorexia treatment The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated ED behaviors and triggered relapses for many people with eating disorders like bulimia. A recent study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals with bulimia reported more binge eating urges and episodes [1]. Participants in the study also [...]
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Dental Issues in Eating Disorders

Woman feeling shame from her eating disorder Eating disorders are serious illnesses affecting an estimated 30 million people in the United States alone [1]. While many people know that eating disorder behaviors can lead to numerous health complications like malnourishment, heart problems, and osteoporosis (just to name a few), many are unaware of one of the most common (and sometimes irreversible) side [...]
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Lady Gaga’s Battle with an Eating Disorder—Just Bulimia?

Woman's hand on the fence Even though it seems like we know so much about celebrities, public information is only one piece of the puzzle. This makes it impossible to understand the full story. However, we can gain a more realistic picture if the individual chooses to share their life’s intimate details. One celebrity who has demonstrated authentic vulnerability about [...]
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