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First National Eating Disorders Brain Bank Launched

Observing a need to help determine causes and impact of eating disorders and advance treatment approaches, the Our non-profit affiliate, Foundation for Research and Education in Eating Disorders (FREED) and the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital have established the first and only national brain bank dedicated to research in eating disorders.

How Eating Disorders Can Affect Young Athletes

The 2018 Games are producing dazzling displays of athleticism, but they’re also a reminder that many young athletes at all levels of their sport grapple with eating disorders. Several high-profile Olympic athletes, such as U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon and Canadian figure skater Gabrielle Daleman, have recently spoken publicly about their struggles with an eating disorder.

After ‘To the Bone’: How Hollywood should change its portrayal of eating disorders

Netflix’s new film To the Bone tells two stories. The first one, about the central character’s near-fatal struggle with anorexia, is what the filmmaker intended to share with her audience. ‘To the Bone’ lacks the courage to tackle anorexia in a meaningful way. The second story is about the missed opportunities, omissions, and tropes that remind a skeptical viewer just how much Hollywood needs to rethink the way it portrays eating disorders in film and television.