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Moms and Eating DisordersMoms and Eating Disorders
New and soon-to-be moms make a number of sacrifices every day in the name of motherhood. One of those sacrifices, at least temporarily, is the sacrificing of a womans body during pregnancy.
Prader-Willi SyndromePrader-Willi Syndrome
Though you may have never heard of it, Prader-Willi Syndrome is the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children. While there is no cure, early diagnosis and treatment are vital in that the number of challenges associated with Prader-Willi Syndrome can be reduced or in some cases even prevented.
Ednos Overlooked“Ednos” is an often overlooked but serious eating disorder
Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with major eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and compulsive overeating. There are other eating disorders, however, that manage to fly under the radar.
Teen Eating DisordersThough often overlooked, eating disorders among the elderly is a growing issue
It is not uncommon for those in the elderly population to experience a number of health issues, most of them associated with the aging process itself. One health issue that is often overlooked among the elderly, often with tragic consequences, is eating disorders.
Teen Eating DisordersEating disorders in teens, other psychiatric issues often go hand in hand
A number of added pressures can come about as a result of these changes for adolescents, including dealing with their changing bodies and corresponding body image. Not surprisingly, eating disorders are not uncommon in teens aged 13-18.
Marijuana Substance AbuseAdvent of ‘Medical Marijuana’ Could Confuse Substance Abuse Issues Among Eating Disorder Sufferers
Eating disorders have long been linked to abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Many studies have shown that rates of substance abuse are higher among people suffering from anorexia and bulimia.
Eating Disorders Affect Boys and MenEating Disorders Affect Boys and Men, Too
Eating disorders disproportionately afflict girls and women, but boys and men can also suffer from them. In fact, the number of males who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating may be much higher than was ever suspected.
Positive Body ImagesCelebrities Combat Eating Disorders by Pushing for Positive Body Images, Crusading Against Bullying
Quite a few celebrities over the years have gone public with their personal stories of battling eating disorders. Now some famous eating disorder sufferers are not only talking openly about their experiences, they’re using their fame to raise awareness of the problems of negative body image.
Binge Eating DisorderMajor Life Stresses, Lack of Social Support Can Trigger Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are complex conditions, and the factors that contribute to their occurrence are far from completely understood. Why does a certain young woman develop anorexia or bulimia, while many other women of a similar age and background do not?
Binge Eating DisorderInclusion of Binge Eating Disorder Among Changes Expected for Next Edition of Diagnostic Manual
Binge eating disorder, a condition whose existence and seriousness has long been recognized by many mental health practitioners, will be given “official” recognition next spring by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Eating Disorder LiteraturePinterest Joins Battle Against ‘Pro-Ana’ Postings
Pinterest, the online social sharing “pinboard” that has quickly become one of the most popular services on the internet, is just the latest major website to make an attempt to rid itself of pro-anorexia (“pro-ana”) and pro-bulimia (“pro-mia”) content.
Eating Disorder LiteratureApproach ‘Eating Disorder Lit’ With Caution
Eating disorders make a compelling subject for memoirs and novels, and there’s no shortage of books that detail the struggles of real or fictional sufferers of anorexia and bulimia. On, a shopper can choose from among almost 1,000 titles that present real-life or fictional stories of people – mostly women and girls…
Often Overlooked, Sleep Issues Can Complicate Eating DisordersOften Overlooked, Sleep Issues Can Complicate Eating Disorders
Eating and sleeping are two of our most basic biological functions. Both play an important role in maintain good health and are essential for our very survival. So perhaps it’s not completely surprising to learn that people who struggle with eating disorders often have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep, too.
Orthorexia: When 'Eating Right' Becomes a Dangerous ObsessionOrthorexia: When ‘Eating Right’ Becomes a Dangerous Obsession
Everyone should strive to eat a nutritious, balanced diet, but sometimes a concern with healthy eating develops into a preoccupation that’s anything but healthy. Fixating on consuming only foods that are seen as natural and “pure” and obsessively avoiding fat, food additives or other suspect ingredients may be signs of an eating disorder that has yet to be officially recognized – orthorexia nervosa.
Fad DietsFad Diets Are Ineffective at Best, Unhealthy and Dangerous at Worst
Creating new diets that promise quick, hunger-free weight loss seems to be an industry all its own, and the way people go crazy for them, it’s no wonder. Dieting books consistently appear on bestseller lists, and new ones are released practically every week.
Disordered Eating Practices Reported by 10-15 Percent of Canadian WomenDisordered Eating Practices Reported by 10-15 Percent of Canadian Women
Anorexia afflicts thousands of girls and women across Canada, but millions more exhibit other forms of unhealthy eating-related and weight-control behaviors such as compulsive eating and bulimia, according to a survey conducted by the Université de Montréal and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Québec.
A Place Of Hope Offers A Personalized Approach To RecoveryA Place Of Hope Offers A Personalized Approach To Recovery
The experienced medical professionals at A Place of Hope know that every client is unique, and that every program for anorexia recovery, bulimiarecovery or binge eating disorder recovery must be personalized to address the individual.
Cultural Perceptions Cause Men With Eating Disorders To Suffer Largely In SilenceCultural Perceptions Cause Men With Eating Disorders To Suffer Largely In Silence
One of the more regrettable truths about anorexia and bulimia as that they are culturally perceived as women’s problems. And while it is undeniably true that the vast majority of those suffering from eating disorders are indeed women, there are men that suffer from them as well, and often in silence.
A Place Of Hope Offers A Different Philosophy In The Treatment Of Eating DisordersA Place Of Hope Offers A Different Philosophy In The Treatment Of Eating Disorders
here are many different theories on how to deal with eating disorders. Many believe that force feeding is a actually a viable form of dealing with anorexia nervosa, while still others believe that issues such as anorexia and bulimia are lifelong conditions for which there is no cure.
A Place of Hope for Those Suffering with Eating DisordersA Place of Hope for Those Suffering with Eating Disorders
Susan Sarandon states, “I think sometimes what happens is that all this feeling out of control manifests itself in trying to control your body; whether it’s an eating disorder or talking about getting your nose fixed, as if that’s going to be the solution to all the pressure.”
Sufferers of PICA Crave Things That Aren't FoodSufferers of ‘Pica’ Crave Things That Aren’t Food
Even though pica has been considered uncommon compared to more-familiar eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, a recent government healthcare study found that hospitalizations in the United States caused by pica had risen 93 percent between 1999 and 2009.
Treatment Options for Male Eating Disorder SufferersTreatment Options for Male Eating Disorder Sufferers
Millions of women suffer from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other eating disorders. But did you know that an estimated 10 to 15 percent of eating disorder sufferers are men? Celebrities such as Elton John, Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton have gone public with their battles with disordered eating.
Dysfunctional Families Can Contribute To Eating DisordersDysfunctional Families Can Contribute To Eating Disorders
Studies show that eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating can stem from problematic relationships. Often, a troubled relationship with food is related to troubled relationships with others. For many, these difficult relationships are with family members. Research has found that families that produce members with…
Eating Disorders Health InsuranceFor Those Struggling Against Eating Disorders, Court Ruling on Insurance Coverage Gives Hope
When Jeanene Harlick suffered a relapse in her 20-year battle with anorexia in 2006, her doctor advised her that only a residential treatment facility could provide the level of care that she needed. Dangerously underweight, the California woman checked into Castlewood Treatment…
Dr. Jantz Provides Insight into Celebrity Eating DisordersDr. Jantz Provides Insight into Celebrity Eating Disorders
Hollywood may be home to some of the world’s most desired men and women, but the pressures of fame have led many in the spotlight to develop eating disorders. Mary-Kate Olson, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Portia de Rossi DeGeneres are just a few celebrities who have come forward about their struggles with eating disorders…
Parental Involvement Important in the Prevention and Awareness of Eating DisordersParental Involvement Important in the Prevention and Awareness of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are now epidemic in the United States. Approximately 11 million women and girls struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Although the average age of onset is 14, girls are being diagnosed as young as eight….
Parental Involvement Important in the Prevention and Awareness of Eating DisordersCaring Online Provides Insight into Midlife Crises and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other destructive behaviors, originally diagnosed predominantly in young women, are now also being recognized as a major problem for adults entering midlife and older. Provides Education on Childhood Eating Provides Education on Childhood Eating Disorders
Barbie, the pretty little doll with the teeny-tiny waist, flawless features and perfect figure – the girl we love to hate but aspire to look like. How can anyone achieve such perfection?
Binge Eating Disorder receives official diagnosis in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental DisordersBinge Eating Disorder receives official diagnosis in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Although it affects more people than anorexia or bulimia, binge eating disorder has never been fully recognized as a full blown eating disorder. This month all of that will change, as Binge Eating Disorder will receive an official diagnosis in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM.


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