Eating disorders

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Tom Watson reveals he has struggled with an eating disorder
Former Labour deputy leader says problems worsened in lockdown as he replaced sugar addiction with dairy

Sarah Marsh

26, Nov, 2021 @2:47 PM

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‘It spreads like a disease’: how pro-eating-disorder videos reach teens on TikTok
Although the platform bans content promoting dangerous weight loss, hashtags such as #skinnycheck can still be found

Kari Paul

16, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘She opens the app and gets bombarded’: parents on Instagram, teens and eating disorders
Mothers describe their daughters’ dangerous experiences after whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony

Kari Paul in San Francisco

12, Oct, 2021 @5:24 PM

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Ballerina Georgina Pazcoguin: ‘We owe it to younger dancers not to stay silent’
In her new memoir, New York City Ballet’s first Asian-American soloist speaks out about racism and sexual bullying in ballet. Now she wants to overhaul the industry from within

Fiona Sturges

08, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Tom Daley on love, grief and health: ‘It was hammered into me that I needed to lose weight’
Fresh from winning gold in Tokyo, the diver answers readers’ questions on everything from gay role models to his passion for knitting and the secrets of his success

Emine Saner

07, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘The hardest point in recovery’: the long wait for eating disorder treatment
Lifestyle changes and Covid anxiety have caused a spike in eating disorders, and services are stretched. New treatment is on its way, but timing is crucial

Sarah Hender

02, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘It took a year to get help’: generation Z on mental health decline
Technology and Covid lockdowns blamed for rise in eating disorders and insomnia among young

Sarah Marsh

30, Sep, 2021 @5:52 PM

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What makes me thankful? I grew up in a world before Instagram | Arwa Mahdawi
Facebook may have shelved its plans for an ‘Instagram for Kids’, but the photo-sharing app will continue to prompt complaints that it causes anxiety, depression and body image issues in teenage girls, writes the Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

28, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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One in five UK eating disorder patients forced to pay for private care
Families being forced to quit jobs and live off credit cards in order to support loved ones, report reveals

Sarah Marsh

23, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Muscling in at Muscle Beach: Haley Morris-Cafiero’s best photograph
‘I took this near where people work out for my guerrilla-style Wait Watchers series. When it went viral, I started getting hateful messages about my body’

Diane Smyth

22, Sep, 2021 @1:48 PM

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‘I felt my body wasn’t good enough’: teenage troubles with Instagram
As research emerges on the harmful effect of the app, three people discuss its impact on eating disorders

Clea Skopeliti

18, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’
The suffering of the photo-sharing app’s users came into focus this week with the leak of Facebook’s internal research

Dan Milmo and Clea Skopeliti

18, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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