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Body dysmorphia is occasionally still called dysmorphophobia, is a mental disorder characterized by the obsessive idea that some aspect of one’s own appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it.

Body image is an intellectual or idealized image of what one’s body is or should be like that is sometimes misconceived in such mental disorders as anorexia nervosa.

Depression is a real and debilitating condition that is often misunderstood by family and friends. Its meaning can range from a prolonged period of sadness to an actual mental illness with specific symptoms. Find and share experiences with others who are going through the same struggles.

Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an.

Self-esteem reflects a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self.

Lose Weight and Don’t Stress About It

We’re regularly flooded with information on the importance of being slender. “Being thin or losing weight is the No. 1 desire of most girls and women because it is associated with being in control, desirable and s[...]

How Thin is Too Thin? – Unhealthy Models Campaign

Magazines and ads that use emaciated models have long been cited as an exacerbating factor linked to the rise in eating disorders in recent years. And while the fashion industry may often pay lip service to using mode[...]

Keanu Reeves and castmates raise awareness of eating disorders in PSA for first-ever World Eating Disorders Action Day

May 31,2016 (Toronto, ON) – In support of World Eating Disorders Action Day on June 2, Keanu Reeves and other cast members of an upcoming feature film about anorexia will appear in a public service announcement (PSA)[...]

Body Image And Self-esteem: Do you or someone you know struggle with low self-esteem?

Body Image And Self-esteem: Do you or someone you know struggle with low self-esteem?

  Do you or someone you know struggle with low self-esteem? Are you preoccupied with food or exercise? Obsessed with being thinner, more toned or buff? These are only a few of the warning signs of an eatin[...]

Book Chronicles Young Woman’s Battle With Anorexia

Book Chronicles Young Woman’s Battle With Anorexia

At the age of 19, Marina Abdel Malak weighed 55 pounds — the average weight of a 9-year-old. The young Mississauga woman was wasting away from an eating disorder that was ravaging her body. Her ordeal started in [...]