Eating Disorders

'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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Why are eating disorders in men and boys going unnoticed?

Eating Disorders - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:16

Boys in primary school are receiving treatment for anorexia nervosa in Australia and experts warn the number of boys with the condition could be on the rise. One in five Australians with the life-threatening eating disorder and mental illness, anorexia nervosa, are estimated to be male.

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Lee Equity seeks buyer for Eating Recovery: WSJ

Eating Disorders - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:25

Lee Equity Partners has put Eating Recovery Center LLC up for sale, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Moelis & Co is advising on the sale.

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Scaling Up Psychological Treatments: A Countrywide Test of the Online Training of Therapists

Eating Disorders - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:16

A major barrier to the widespread dissemination of psychological treatments is the way that therapists are trained. The current method is not scalable.

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Study provides further support for genetic factors underlying addictions

Eating Disorders - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 13:34

Impairment of a particular gene raises increases susceptibility to opioid addiction liability as well as vulnerability to binge eating according to a new study. Dysfunction of the gene, casein kinase1-epsilon , increases opioid's euphoric response and produces a marked increase in sensitivity to binge eating in a female experimental model but not in the male.

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Only 1 in 5 Teens With an Eating Disorder Seek Treatment

Eating Disorders - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 08:59

In the U.S., 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the . Beyond that, more than one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys show symptoms of eating disorders, using unhealthy behaviors to control their weight.

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Changing the Tide for the Severely Ill Eating Disordered

Eating Disorders - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 23:49

I have treated a number of patients who have been on death's door from the medical consequences of an eating disorder. I have treated a smaller number of eating disorder patients who have sought my help following suicide attempts.

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How Antidepressants Helped Me Beat 20 Years of Anorexia

Eating Disorders - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:10

I'd resisted medication for years, but treating my underlying anxiety and depression allowed me to finally deal with my eating disorder. Strangely, it wasn't a desire to lose weight that sparked my nearly two-decade battle with anorexia.

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Lonely students at greater risk of mental health problems, study finds

Eating Disorders - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:22

Students who feel lonely are at greater risk of developing mental health problems, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton. Psychologists surveyed 454 undergraduates from across the UK over a year and found that the greater their feelings of loneliness the more likely they were to experience an increase in anxiety, stress, depression and general mental health problems over that time.

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WELL Center to open in July

Eating Disorders - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 09:27

By including services for obesity and various eating disorders, the WELL Center will strive to create a healthier world by reducing some of the most prevalent problems facing the United States today. An average of 30 million people in the United States suffer from a medically diagnosable eating disorder at some point in their lives.

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Eating disorders treatment targets met for two out of three children

Eating Disorders - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:00

Around two-thirds of children and young people with eating disorders are starting urgent treatment within one week, figures from last year show. NHS England introduced new waiting time targets in 2016 to ensure fast treatment for under-19s with disorders like anorexia and bulimia.

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Expanding medicare-supported treatment for eating disorder patients

Eating Disorders - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:00

People with eating disorders may soon have access to more than 10 Medicare supported psychological treatment sessions each year, thanks to a recommendation made by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. The minister said the system needed to do more to respond to complex mental illnesses such as anorexia which has the highest associated rate of suicide of any mental illness.

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Therapy for life-threatening eating disorders works, so why can't people access it?

Eating Disorders - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:49

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that have one of the highest death rates of any psychiatric disorder. Among people with anorexia nervosa - who commonly deprive themselves of food due to an obsessive fear of gaining weight - this rate is more than five times greater than in the general population.

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Could Brain Stimulation Fight Obesity?

Eating Disorders - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:53

People with obesity could benefit from magnetic or electric stimulation of the brain that helps them to eat less, a new review of studies finds. In the review, researchers looked at the latest work on two noninvasive brain-stimulation techniques, and found that for people with obesity, both electrical and magnetic pulses yielded promising, though very preliminary, results.

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Students smash scales to fight eating disorders, start conversation

Eating Disorders - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 01:46

Eating disorders affect 20 percent of college students nationwide, Southern Smash attempts to start a conversation about it by smashing scales. HEATHER BAIER / THE FLAT HAT Eating disorders, carrying the highest death rate out of any known type of mental disorder , affect 20 percent of college students nationwide and have a 13.1 percent mortality rate, according to the National Eating Disorders Association.

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