Press and Media

Eating Disorder Press and Media [Image description: Keanu Reeves met with Dr. Muhlheim for the movie To The Bone - pictured her together in our office in Los Angeles, CA]Press: Online and Print

Dr. Muhlheim is interviewed frequently in the press as a subject matter expert on eating disorders and other mental health topics. She has been interviewed for the following stories:

Wondermind (2023) ARFID Isn’t Just Picky Eating–Let’s Talk About It

CNN (2023) Eating Disorders Run Rampant on University Campuses. How to Protect Your College-Bound Kid

i newspaper, London (2023) I didn’t believe I could be a man with an eating disorder. Like Ed Sheeran, I was ashamed

Beach Body on Demand (2023) How the Body Positivity Movement Can Change How We See Ourselves

Huffington Post (2022) Here’s Exactly How To Respond To Food-Shaming Comments During The Holidays

Insider (2022) 7 expert-recommended tips to teach your kids healthy eating habits without judgment or shame

Romper (2022) Once and For All: Do Parents Cause Eating Disorders?

The American Psychological Association Monitor (2022) The Burden of Weight Stigma

BuzzFeed News (2021) Here’s How Instagram Fails To Protect People At Risk For Eating Disorders From Pro-Anorexia Messaging

US News and World Report (2021) Fitness Gear as a Holiday Gift? Don’t Do It

The Washington Post (2021) Thanksgiving means family, food — and plenty of harmful diet talk. Here’s how to deal with it.

Burnt Toast (2021) The Strange Mythology of Noom

Bustle (2021) The Dieter’s Diet

Shape (2021) TikTok’s Viral “Weight Loss Dance” Sparks Controversy Among Health Pros

New York Times (2021) Trapped in the House With an Eating Disorder

In Style (2021) The Second Pandemic: Eating Disorders Are Surging, and They Won’t Stop When COVID Does

Huffington Post (2021) Why ‘What I Eat In A Day’ Videos Can Be Bad For Your Mental Health

Huffington Post (2020) Let’s Eat Together Videos on TikTok Help Teens Struggling With Eating Disorders

Shape (2020) Demi Lovato Says This Technique Helped Her Relinquish Control Over Her Eating Habits

USA Today (2020) Eating disorders ‘thrive in isolation’: Coronavirus quarantine has led to a nearly 80% increase in calls for help, experts say

Forbes (2020) 4 Topics to Avoid at Work

Aaptiv (2020) Is it Ever Okay to Comment on Someone’s Weight?

Women’s Health (2020) ‘Doctors Dismissed My Anorexia Because I Wasn’t Underweight

InStyle (2020) For Many People with Eating Disorders, Quarantine Is an Unexpected Trigger

Bustle (2020) What are the Symptoms of OSFED?

Paste Magazine (2020) Shrill Season 2 Gets to the Mother of All Food Stigmas

Mel Magazine (2019) Youtube’s Failure to Address “Restricted Eating” Videos is Perpetuating Eating Disorder Subculture

KQED (2019): For Those With Eating Disorders, Holiday Meals Can Trigger Panic

Vice (2019): How to Head Off an Eating Disorder Relapse During the Holidays

SheKnows (2019): Why I’ve Stopped Congratulating People on Their Weight Loss

HealthiNation (2019): The Dangers of Dieting Apps for Kids, According to a Psychologist

Shape (2018): What to Do When Intuitive Eating Just Isn’t Sticking

Fupping (2018): How To Prevent Perfectionism From Ruining Your Life

Shape (2018): Where the Body-Positivity Movement Stands and Where It Needs to Go

The Washington Post (2018): Kim Kardashian’s sisters told her she looked ‘so skinny’ and ‘anorexic.’ Her response is getting backlash

SheKnows (2018): Body Neutrality Is the New Body Positivity — Here’s Why It Matters for Your Kid

Reader’s Digest (2018): 14 Subtle Signs You’re a Hypochondriac

Thriveworks, (2018): Improve Your Body Image With These 8 Steps

The Daily Beast (2017):  How America’s Diet Culture Hinders Those With Eating Disorders

Quartz (2017): Is wellness culture creating a new kind of eating disorder?

Healthline (2017): Was Google Maps’ ‘Calorie Counter’ App a Bad Idea?

Attn (2017): People Are Calling Out This Netflix Film For Glamorizing Anorexia

Ethos News (2017): Brawny, Burly, Bigorexia

The Cut (2017): Is there a responsible way to make a movie about eating disorders?

The Cut (2017): Can an Actress Who’s Struggled With an Eating Disorder Safely Lose Weight for a Role?

Scholastic Choices Idea Book (2017): What You Need to Know About Teaching Eating Disorders

Social Work Today (2017): Family-Based Treatment of Adolescents With Eating Disorders

Huffington Post (2017): Things to Focus on Instead of Weight Loss or Dieting This New Year

People (2016): Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins Bring Attention to Eating Disorders in New PSA with To the Bone Cast

Huffington Post (2016): Keanu Reeves and Other Stars Make Powerful PSA Supporting World Eating Disorders Action Day

Huffington Post (2016): 3 Ways to Support Someone in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

Health (2015): The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat

The Riveter (2014): One App A Day

San Antonio Express News (2014): Social media may hurt body image

Everyday Health (2014): How to Spot Eating Disorders in Men

Press: Podcasts

September, 2020: Diva Behavior: Disordered eating, celeb culture and RHOBH — with Dr. Lauren Muhlheim

July, 2020: Talking to Teens: How to Spot and Treat Eating Disorders

October, 2019: Life with ED: The Podcast: When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder with Lauren Muhlheim

September, 2019: The National Register Clinical Consult Podcast: Atypical Anorexia Treatment Considerations (with Alli Spotts-De Lazzer)

June, 2019: Food Psych #198: Preventing Disordered Eating in the Next Generation with Lauren Muhlheim, Psychologist and Eating-Disorder Specialist

May, 2019: Full Bloom Podcast Episode 16: Why do my child’s caregivers need to present a united front around body positivity? with Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS

September, 2019: ED Matters (Gurze-Salucore)Episode 105: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim: FBT, Parents, and Teens

August, 2019: Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim’s new book: When your teen has an eating disorder

July 2019: New Plates Episode 29: Meet Lauren Muhlheim, Author of When Your Teen Has an Eating Disorder

March, 2018: ED Matters (Gurze-Salucore) Episode 77: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim: Determining College Readiness

July, 2016: Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast: Adults with Eating Disorders: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim

November, 2016: Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim on Exercise in Eating Disorders

June, 2015: Radio MD: 9 Truths About Eating Disorders: Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D.

Movie Consultation

Dr. Muhlheim also was a consultant for the 2017 Netflix movie, To the Bone starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves.

She met with Keanu Reeves to help him prepare for his role.

To the Bone Credit Dr. Muhlheim

She also helped arrange with the cast and crew to make a special PSA about the Nine Truths About Eating Disorders which can be viewed here.


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