Eating Disorders

Web-Based Aftercare for Women With Bulimia Nervosa Following...

Eating Disorders - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:01

Relapse rates in bulimia nervosa are high even after successful treatment, but patients often hesitate to take up further treatment. An easily accessible program might help maintain treatment gains.

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McGill University scales back its eating disorder program, fails to tell students

Eating Disorders - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:55

McGill administrator Martine Gauthier said she wants to reassure students they will still receive treatment for eating disorders despite changes made to the university's eating disorder program. McGill University is slashing resources for its eating disorder program, which has been a recruiting tool and a support network for students struggling with all forms of eating disorders since 2009.

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The 'Thick Dumpling Skin' Blog Is Crushing Outdating Notions of Asian Beauty

Eating Disorders - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:22

When Lisa Lee was 18, her parents enrolled her in a weight-loss spa in Taipei, Taiwan. Her parents thought she was "big-boned" and hoped the spa, which instituted rules like "no solids after 6:00 P.M.," would help her look more like the thin women on Chinese variety shows.

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Good Fat Care: Website aims to reduce weight discrimination in health care

Eating Disorders - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 22:10

A new website launched by three Winnipeg women is asking health-care providers to take a pledge to treat all patients the same, regardless of their shape or size. "One thing that we hear over and over again is people who experience weight stigma in larger bodies don't go to the doctor as much," said Amy Tuckett-McGimpsey.

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Australia-first early intervention program for young people with eating disorders

Eating Disorders - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:07

For three years Siena Armati's life was a revolving door of emergency departments, feeding tubes, starvation and lying to the people she most cared about. Anorexia nervosa's deleterious effects isolated the teenager, corroded her body and wore away at her self worth and mental well-being.

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New, ultra-rare gene mutations implicated in eating disorders

Eating Disorders - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:09

By combining whole exome sequencing, machine learning, and network analysis, researchers have identified new, ultra-rare gene mutations within specific biological pathways that may contribute to eating disorders. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the Eating Recovery Center in Dallas, Texas, also shows that targeting one of the pathways with a drug already approved for diabetes reduces food consumption in a mouse model of binge eating, suggesting that the findings might be useful for developing new, targeted treatments for eating disorders.

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What Black Women Need to Know about Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 00:26

While eating disorders have long been considered a predominately "white woman" problem, recent findings show that eating disorders are becoming a major health issue for black women. In fact, binge eating occurs at higher rates in the black populations than white ones.

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Compassion key to treating eating disorders

Eating Disorders - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:17

The School of Psychology study reviewed the use of compassion focussed therapy in the treatment of eating and weight concerns. CFT, which has grown over the last two decades, encourages self-compassion to alleviate suffering that is created by an individual's self-criticism and shame.

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The Genetics of Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:23

Thirty million American women and men will struggle with eating disorders in their lifetime, and these life-threatening conditions have a higher mortality rate than any other psychiatric illness. For example, someone struggling with anorexia for five years has a 5 per cent, or one in 20 chance, of dying.

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The Obsession With Being Skinny In The Orthodox Community Has To Stop

Eating Disorders - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 15:14

I grew up with parents that loved me, a roof over my head, and everything I needed to be happy. But when I look back at my childhood, one thing overwhelms everything else: the overwhelming shame, hatred, and disgust that I had about the size of my body.

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New Guidance on Coverage for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:06

The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services recently released a frequently asked question regarding the implementation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 , as amended by the Affordable Care Act and the 21st Century Cures Act , with respect to eating disorders. Under MHPAEA, any financial requirements or treatment limitations imposed by a plan on mental health and substance use disorder benefits cannot be more restrictive than the predominant financial requirements and treatment limitations that apply to substantially all medical and surgical benefits.

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Social media's impact on eating disorders

Eating Disorders - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:11

For kids heading back to school, they may be feeling extra pressure to keep up with putting out the perfect image. Denver7 connected with doctors about what parents should be on the look out for on their kids' social media pages and any unhealthy habits they develop.

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Eating disorders in young people to get more funding

Eating Disorders - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 02:58

Young people with eating disorders in Wales will get more help as they turn 18 with an extra A 500,000 a year of funding. The money is on top of A 1.25m already spent on treating eating disorders in people of all ages in Wales.

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More beds, more funding needed to curb eating disorders

Eating Disorders - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:54

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New eating disorder unit will save lives, says father who lost daughter to anorexia

Eating Disorders - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:14

Vince Withers, chair of the Eating Disorders Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, lost his daughter Renata to anorexia nervosa in 2005. A newly announced eating disorder unit in St. John's will save the lives of young people in Newfoundland and Labrador, says a man who lost his daughter 12 years ago.

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Skeletons in the Closet

Eating Disorders - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:55

One evening this past weekend I watched the indie movie "To the Bone" which deals with the topic of eating disorders , particularly anorexia nervosa -with the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. People waste away, become skeletal like concentration camp victims, and literally starve themselves to death.

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Can Medical Marijuana Promote Healthy Digestive Functions?

Eating Disorders - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:50

If you smoke weed on a regular basis, then you have definitely experienced the phenomenon known as "the munchies." Many stoners and marijuana enthusiasts have gone on late-night runs to get food as they just have to eat something while they are high.

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What To the Bone Got Right In Its Portrayal of Eating Disorders Onscreen--and Where It Went Wrong

Eating Disorders - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:44

Netflix doesn't shy away from controversial material. Earlier this year, the original series 13 Reasons Why centered on a teenager's tragic suicide.

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'To the Bone' walks fine line of depicting eating disorders

Eating Disorders - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:27

In this June 29, 2017 photo, writer-director Marti Noxon, left, and actress Lily Collins pose at the London West Hollywood hotel to promote their film, "To the Bone," in West Hollywood, Calif. less In this June 29, 2017 photo, writer-director Marti Noxon, left, and actress Lily Collins pose at the London West Hollywood hotel to promote their film, "To the Bone," in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Children as young as four report eating disorders

Eating Disorders - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 03:45

At least one four-year-old girl and at least one five-year-old boy attended child and adolescent mental health services for unspecified eating disorders in south Wales in 2015-16. A record number of teenagers ended up in Welsh hospitals after being diagnosed with an eating disorder in 2014-15.

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