Eating disorders

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After years of torture, I broke free of the tyranny of calorie counting | Amelia Tait
Focusing on the calories is antiquated and destructive. I wish I could have told my anorexic teenage self, says tech writer Amelia Tait

Amelia Tait

08, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Kate Moss ‘sick and angry’ at being made a scapegoat for taking cocaine
The British supermodel talks candidly on BBC radio’s Desert Island Discs about her drug use, defending Johnny Depp and being ‘objectified and scared’

Vanessa Thorpe

24, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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The mother whose daughter was sent 200 miles away for eating disorder treatment
‘It’s unjustifiable,’ says Anne Dobrée, who spends hundreds of pounds to see Sophie in hospital

Sarah Marsh

03, Jun, 2022 @1:17 PM

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Patients with eating disorders sent from England to Scotland due to lack of beds
NHS spent £10m relocating women and girls from hospitals in England since 2017, putting recovery at risk, say experts

Sarah Marsh

03, Jun, 2022 @1:16 PM

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Nobody should be dying of an eating disorder in England in 2022 | Hope Virgo
Inpatient admissions should be a last resort, but rates are soaring, says campaigner Hope Virgo

Hope Virgo

19, May, 2022 @12:34 PM

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NHS reports ‘alarming’ rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders
Experts describe increase to 24,268 in England as alarming, with particularly stark rise among males

Andrew Gregory Health editor

18, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Calories on menus will do more harm than good | Letter
Letter: It should be an opt-in, rather than an opt-out system, so that it’s not damaging to the millions of people with mental health problems, says one reader

Letters

04, Apr, 2022 @4:32 PM

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Putting calories on menus won’t solve obesity, but it will harm those of us with eating disorders | Clare Finney
For many, restaurants are a place of refuge where calories are off the table. This new labelling policy will induce anxiety, says food writer Clare Finney

Clare Finney

01, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Some people are freaked out’: how Laetitia Ky tackles abortion, sexism and race with her extraordinary hair
From vacuum cleaners to menstruation, the Ivory Coast artist and activist creates incredible sculptures with her hair to tackle taboos. She talks about how learning to love her natural hair taught her to love being a black woman – and western criticism of her work

Nesrine Malik

31, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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I had anorexia in the 1970s – and it came back in lockdown | Ask Philippa
The loneliness that triggered this was not your fault, says Philippa Perry. Have self compassion and get professional help

Philippa Perry

27, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Why don’t you just stop?’: living with Australia’s most common eating disorder
Binge-eating disorder affects many thousands of Australians, and for most it got worse over the pandemic. But few seek help – or even know they have it

Manuela Callari

26, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Lena Zavaroni: fame, anorexia and the tragedy of a 1970s child star
Zavaroni was in the charts at 11 and died after years of illness aged 35. Her father talks about their family life as a new stage show about her is about to open

Tracy McVeigh

26, Feb, 2022 @5:14 PM

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