Arfid: genetics a major factor in this little-known eating disorder
By Lisa Dinkler, Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet
From The Conversation
The first twin study ever conducted of avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, or Arfid for short, has revealed that genetic factors play a major role in its development. Exciting news for the estimated 1 – 5 percent of the world’s population suffering from the condition that is an extreme form of restrictive eating.
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Supporting Siblings: Insights and Strategies
F.E.A.S.T. Executive Director Judy Krasna and
F.E.A.S.T. Advisor Judith Banker led a webinar discussion about insights and
strategies that can help siblings (and parents) of people with eating disorders.
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The portrait of the novelist as a young athlete
By Josie Shapiro
Josie Shapiro talks
about her new novel Everything is Beautiful and Everything Hurts. She
writes “that raging shame of my own lifetime of body dysmorphia and disordered
eating fuels the emotional truth of my novel”.