Eating Disorders

'It was ridiculous' - Teenage girl who had anorexia speaks out...

Eating Disorders - 7 hours 23 min ago

'It was ridiculous' - Teenage girl who had anorexia speaks out over 20-month delay to getting eating disorder diagnosis and treatment As a teenager Eliza Moyse saw three GPs, a stomach doctor, and a councillor - yet it took nearly two years before she was finally diagnosed with an eating disorder and referred for treatment. By that point Miss Moyse's illness had taken her to the brink of death and she now endures stomach and hip problems which she subsequently developed.

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Screening for Mental Health to Offer Eating Disorder Screenings at...

Eating Disorders - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:03

Screening for Mental Health to Offer Eating Disorder Screenings at MyBodyScreening.org for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 26 - March 4 Screening for Mental Health to Offer Eating Disorder Screenings at MyBodyScreening.org for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 26 - March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Screening for Mental Health, Inc., the pioneer in large-scale mental health screenings for the public, has partnered with the National Eating Disorder Association , for the fourth consecutive year, to provide free, anonymous eating disorder screenings at http://mybodyscreening.org/ as part of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, held this year, will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime.

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Gamma oscillations organize top-down signalling to hypothalamus and enable food seeking

Eating Disorders - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:08

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Both humans and animals seek primary rewards in the environment, even when such rewards do not correspond to current physiological needs.

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Private hospital told to provide policy for restraints use

Eating Disorders - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:43

A private hospital which provides treatment for eating disorders has been told to provide a written policy for possible future use of specialist mechanical restraint equipment for treating such illnesses, following a visit by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland . Huntercombe Hospital in Uphall, West Lothian, a 22-bed facility providing inpatient mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 11-18, was visited unannounced by the commission on 6 December last year.

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Groups work to ease the path to recovery for those with eating disorders

Eating Disorders - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 02:31

Robin Murray was in her 40s when the eating disorder she battled as a teenager and young adult came roaring back. Suddenly, she returned to the destructive behaviors of her youth - restricting, bingeing on and purging food, plus overexercising to compensate for any calories she managed to keep down.

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How athletes' eating patterns can affect bone health

Eating Disorders - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:18

That's the reality that confronted junior tennis star Bianca Andreescu, who was sidelined for six months by a stress fracture in her foot last year. Similarly, Canadian marathon record-holder Lanni Marchant's career was nearly derailed by a series of stress fractures in college.

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Anorexic dancer died at 29 weighing just three stone after catalogue of NHS failings

Eating Disorders - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 06:12

Talented ballerina Charlotte Robins was discharged from a mental health hospital, stopped eating and was allowed to cancel her home help services. Her dad Andrew Robins said: "I want Charlotte's case to change the attitude of staff, their training and the resources going into treating eating disorders.

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Gamma oscillations organize top-down signalling to hypothalamus and enable food seeking

Eating Disorders - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:50

Both humans and animals seek primary rewards in the environment, even when such rewards do not correspond to current physiological needs. An example of this is a dissociation between food-seeking behaviour and metabolic needs, a notoriously difficult-to-treat symptom of eating disorders.

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A support group helps those going through a divorce

Eating Disorders - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 20:19

ALBERT LEA, Minn.- From depression to eating disorders, support groups help people work through some tough times in their lives. KIMT met with leaders of a 13-week program called "DivorceCare".

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21st Century Cures Act Includes Several Noteworthy Mental Health and Substance Use Provisions

Eating Disorders - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 18:50

The 21st Century Cures Act , enacted in December 2016, has received widespread coverage for funding biomedical research and streamlining the drug approval process. The Act also includes the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Reform Act of 2016.

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Gamma oscillations coordinate food seeking

Eating Disorders - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 08:03

Food seeking is a crucial survival instinct. However, until recently, little was known about how the brain regulates this behavior.

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Many women with eating disorders do recover, study finds

Eating Disorders - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:22

At sometime in their life, an estimated 20 million U.S. women will have an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, which involves frequent cycles of binge-eating and purging. At sometime in their life, an estimated 20 million U.S. women will have an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, which involves frequent cycles of binge-eating and purging.

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Many Women With Eating Disorders Do Recover, Study Finds

Eating Disorders - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 14:34

The media often portrays women with the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia as untreatable, and sadly, in about one-third of cases that may be true, new research suggests. But the same small study found that nearly two-thirds of these women did recover from these eating disorders -- though in some cases it took more than a decade for them to get better.

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Path to obesity explained by response to 'natural cannabis': Mouse study

Eating Disorders - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:34

The body's ability to produce its own 'natural cannabis' may be responsible for fueling the chronic overconsumption of foods high in sugar and fat that contribute to the obesity epidemic. Findings from a study conducted by University of California scientists have identified the role the human endocannabinoid system plays in food consumption, energy balance and reward.

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Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s

Eating Disorders - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:19

In a UK study of 5,320 women, 3% were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early adulthood. The research was published in the open access journal BMC Medicine .

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Eating disorders 'not just confined to earlier decades of life'

Eating Disorders - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 21:01

But a new study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, found one in every 28 women aged 40 to 50 are thought to have an active eating disorder. The study, which examined more than 5,000 British women, found 15.3% reported having an eating disorder at some point in their lives and 3.6% said they had an eating disorder in the last year.

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Rachel Cross, 20, set up her charity, the Beyond Fear Foundation

Eating Disorders - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 09:27

STROUD'S first eating disorder support group is celebrating one year of work in the community by raising awareness about the issues around dieting in the New Year period. Stroud Eating Disorders Peer Support Group was established in January 2016 by 20-year-old Rachel Cross, an anorexia survivor who saw a need for a form of more community-based support in the Five Valleys.

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The stories that stayed with us

Eating Disorders - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 23:11

One of Jaimie Campbell's concepts on her struggle with an eating disorder anorexia with bulimic tendencies is called "Shattered" and was photographed by Brett Rutkowski. The story that stuck with me the most from 2016 is 'Middle ground needed' with Jaimie Campbell on her advocacy for the improved treatment of eating disorders in Australia.

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On the Behaviour of Deviant Communities in Online Social Networks

Eating Disorders - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 20:23

On-line social networks are complex ensembles of inter-linked communities that interact on different topics. Some communities are characterized by what are usually referred to as deviant behaviors, conducts that are commonly considered inappropriate with respect to the society's norms or moral standards.

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Congress Passes Act Pushing For Better Treatment Of Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 01:45

For the first time in history, Congress passed legislation that would make access to health care easier for those suffering from eating disorders. The Laureate Clinic at St. Francis is one of the top programs in the country for treating eating disorders, and, one of the oldest.

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