woman suffering from bulimia and anorexia

Bulimia and Anorexia Alter Women’s Decision-Making Processes

Several mood-related factors contribute to altered decision-making processes in women who suffer from eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are two of the three most common eating disorders in the U.S. and throughout the world. Teenage girls and young women have the highest chances of developing these conditions. At…

What Is Thinspiration and How Can “Pro-Ana” Websites Trigger Eating Disorders?

Thinspiration is a term used to describe images and writings that promote extreme slenderness as a body ideal. These materials frequently appear on pro-ana websites that treat thinspiration as a cultural norm. Research indicates that the vast majority of these websites promote eating disorders by providing detailed information on how to begin, maintain and hide…