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Overcoming Your Manic, Late Night, Emotional, Compulsive, Eating Habits – Strategically

How to bounce back from a slip in discipline. Daniel Thomas Hind Contributor. 10:05pm. The doorbell rings. Reflexively, I rise, nerves dulled. I don’t care to put on a shirt. My cheeks are burning hot and sweat has gathered cold on my forehead, or it was already there. I open the door and there stands […]

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By RONI CARYN RABIN When a malnourished teenager with anorexia nervosa is admitted to the hospital, weight gain is a top priority — and food is medicine. But doctors mete out meals with caution, providing fewer calories than needed at first because the patients may be so frail that major swings in diet can be […]

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Long-Term Effects of Eating Disorders on Fertility and Pregnancy Fertility was modestly affected by lifetime eating disorders. Eating disorders commonly disrupt menstrual cycles, but information is sparse about long-term effects of these disorders on fertility and attitudes toward pregnancy. Investigators examined these issues in a cohort of 14,600 women that included 171 with lifetime anorexia […]

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A Different Approach to Treatment Resistance By Allan S. Kaplan, MD and Kate Strasburg, MD  Eating disorders in general and anorexia nervosa in particular are complex and difficult psychiatric disorders to treat. Empirical research has established effective treatments of bulimia nervosa. However, anorexia nervosa remains without effective empirically based treatments, especially for adult patients. A […]

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    By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today    March 07, 2011            * According to this study, adolescents have eating disorders at rates only slightly lower than adults — and most teens with the problem have at least one other psychiatric comorbidity, including suicidal thoughts.      * Note that girls were more […]

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March 7, 2011 – Eating disorders are prevalent in the general U.S. adolescent population and are associated with other psychiatric disorders, role impairment, and suicidality, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the July print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Although the lifetime prevalence estimates […]

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A food critic grapples with her daughter’s eating disorders. by Sheila Himmel What teenagers know about beauty Teens separate reality from fiction Published on March 3, 2011 “What is beautiful about you?” Hard to say, right? No body parts (“I have great kneecaps!”). No broad personality claims (“I’m nice!”) that could apply to anyone. Be […]

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Recognizing eating disorders Because everyone today seems concerned about weight, and because most people diet at least once in a while, it is hard to tell what is normal behavior and what is a problem that may escalate to threaten life and happiness. No one person will show all of the characteristics listed below, but […]

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Women suffering from anorexia or bulimia draw themselves with prominently different characteristics than women who do not have eating disorders and who are considered of normal weight. This has been revealed in a new joint study from the University of Haifa, Soroka University Medical Center and Achva Academic College, Israel, published in The Arts in […]

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Facebook users more prone to developing eating disorders   Published: Monday, February 7, 2011   The same has been found with regard to exposure to music and fashion on the Internet, and to harmful programs on TV. The study also reveals that the risk of developing eating disorders in adolescent girls is moderated when there […]

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