Eating disorders

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Club Zero review – not much to chew on in this baffling non-satire
Jessica Hausner’s baffling film, which avoids spelling out its obvious subject, focuses on a group of schoolgirls encouraged to live without food

Peter Bradshaw

22, May, 2023 @7:20 PM

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Susie Orbach: ‘Body uniformity is out of control – there’s no right way to have labia!’
The psychotherapist on body hatred, what’s changed since she wrote Fat Is a Feminist Issue – and the smell of her clients

Hephzibah Anderson

23, Apr, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Good Girls: A Story and Study of Anorexia by Hadley Freeman – review
This searing memoir from a recovered anorexic, which explores the warped thinking around the illness, should be required reading

Kate Kellaway

18, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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I’m sure my friend has an eating disorder. Should I try to talk to her about it? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
I understand your urge to help but, as you say, the fact that you don’t bring it up could be what makes you a valued friend

Annalisa Barbieri

07, Apr, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Good Girls by Hadley Freeman review – anorexia from within
The journalist and former in-patient offers a clear-eyed view of a debilitating and misunderstood illness

Fiona Sturges

05, Apr, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘I worry my young patients will die’: UK’s eating disorder services not fit, say GPs
Exclusive: doctors surveyed say young people forced to endure long waits as NHS services overwhelmed

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Mar, 2023 @6:31 PM

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Unregulated ‘eating disorder coaches’ putting people at risk, say experts
Exclusive: inadequately qualified coaches charging thousands claiming to offer support to people with eating disorders

Sarah Marsh

21, Mar, 2023 @4:30 PM

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The Whale is not a masterpiece – it’s a joyless, harmful fantasy of fat squalor
The Oscar nomination for The Whale must mean it’s great, right? Wrong! It is a shallow and stigmatising reflection of thin people’s assumptions about fat bodies

Lindy West

10, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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UK eating disorder patients face rationing of care, psychiatrists say
Exclusive: union says severely ill patients being discharged as they are not getting better quickly enough

Sarah Marsh

10, Mar, 2023 @10:10 AM

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‘Addiction can be funny’: the standups tackling drugs, booze, psychosis and self-harm on stage
Rich Hardisty cut himself, Harriet Dyer numbed her pain with drugs. A new wave of comics are working out their issues in their acts. But is it really helping them? And should we be laughing?

Rachael Healy

06, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘She was no submissive puppet’: how I discovered the real Karen Carpenter’s determination and drive
Since her death 40 years ago, the singer has been cast as a victim. But she had a strong, ambitious side – as I found out

Lucy O'Brien

05, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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TikTok ‘acting too slow’ to tackle self-harm and eating disorder content
Organisations including NSPCC say app has chosen to deny the problem and must take meaningful action

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

03, Mar, 2023 @4:22 PM

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