Eating Disorders

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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OCD pills could be a weapon in the war on obesity

Eating Disorders - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 19:07

OCD pills could be a weapon in the war on obesity: Common antidepressant could help people with compulsive eating habits choose healthy food A common antidepressant could be used to help people with compulsive eating habits choose healthy food instead of fatty snacks, scientist have claimed. In a series of trials researchers found that when people took citalopram, prescribed for depression and obsessive compulsive disorder , they were more likely to pick healthy food such as fruit over chocolate biscuits.

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New Book: Souls Like Stars: Renew Your Mind, Heal Your Heart, Unveil Your Shine

Eating Disorders - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 08:47

Skills-based Guidebook Offers Tools for Individuals In Need of Emotional Healing Contact: Mary Anne Morrow, Director of Communications, Timberline Knolls , 602-359-6989, CHICAGO, March 27, 2017 / Christian Newswire / -- Margaret Nagib Psy.D., a clinical psychologist with Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center , has written an experiential, skills-based guidebook titled Souls Like Stars: Renew Your Mind, Heal Your Heart, Unveil Your Shine . The book was created for the Christian residents of Timberline Knolls and anyone who would like a personal and transformative encounter with God.

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6 Tips if You Suspect an Eating Disorder in Your Child

Eating Disorders - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:56

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Eating Disorders: It's Not All About Food

Eating Disorders - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:25

Our strive to be thin, fit, pretty, and forever young is not only portrayed in our personal lives through our strict "no carb diets", excessive workouts, or our cosmetic products and procedures in which we choose to actively adopt but this strive for perfectionism is also strongly expressed in society through social media, magazines, the fashion world, television, movies and modeling agencies. We often think if we lose those ten pounds, gain muscle or adopt that healthy skin glow we will feel better about ourselves to only soon realize that our deeply rooted self-esteem issues are still present; we still feel we are not good enough or don't look a certain way and therefore we continue to lose more weight or gain more muscle to look better.

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Eating disorder info session planned in Rockingham -

Eating Disorders - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 02:53

Kristen Buss will speak on Tuesday, March 21 at the First United Methodist Church in the Bynum Building located at 400 E. Washington Street in Rockingham from noon to 1:30 p.m. Buss will explain the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, the differences between anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, how the media influences individuals in regards to how they look at their own image and their self-esteem, and the consequences of eating disorders on them physically and mentally. She will also offer resources and treatment options for those battling eating disorders.

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The Academy for Eating Disorders Expresses Concern About the Impact...

Eating Disorders - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:12

The Academy for Eating Disorders adds its voice to the serious concerns raised by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and other major health care organizations about the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The proposed replacement bill threatens to aggravate the already difficult environment for obtaining care for individuals with eating disorders and other mental illnesses.

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Connecting With Young People So They Can Thrive and Ultimate

Eating Disorders - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:06

Humility, authenticity, and collaboration are among the keys to helping a young person struggling with an eating disorder, says Katherine M. Zwick, MA, LPCC, executive clinical director of The Lotus Collaborative. With a staff that includes several survivors of eating disorders , her team team aspires to relate to clients in an egalitarian way as they work together connect, achieve balance, and thrive.

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U of La s Cheri Levinson combats eating disorder stereotypes

Eating Disorders - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 17:23

The National Eating Disorder Association spread awareness of eating disorders from Feb. 26 to March 4 for National Eating Disorder Week. Although data has not been collected for U of L, 14 percent of college students have a diagnosable eating disorder, including bulimia nervosa, binge-eating and anorexia nervosa.

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Project Heal provides funding, support for eating-disorder recovery

Eating Disorders - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 00:43

Members of Project Heal pose for a photo at their second annual gala on Feb. 18. Credit: Courtesy of Katie Gutman Project Heal at Ohio State is a chapter of the national organization that raises scholarship money for people to receive eating-disorder treatment. Erica Magier, a fourth-year in social work and co-president of Project Heal at OSU, said breaking down the stereotypes that surround eating disorders and mental health is the core mission of the organization.

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Research project explores link between mood and overeating in healthy, bulimic individuals

Eating Disorders - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 09:06

While fear and aggression tend to curb our appetite, sadness and frustration seem to stimulate it. A project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF looks into the connections between mood and overeating in healthy and bulimic individuals.

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Treatment for eating disorders goes mobile

Eating Disorders - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 16:53

Every day for the past six months, a 29-year-old actress in New York has been logging every meal via an app to monitor what she eats and more importantly how she feels afterward. "It shows the correlation between the emotion and food," said the actress, who asked to be identified by a pseudonym, Anita.

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How mood and eating behaviour are connected

Eating Disorders - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 07:45

How do food and emotions link? Which emotions lead to overeating? International research groups examine the eating habits of healthy and bulimic individuals. Credit: Shutterstock While fear and aggression tend to curb our appetite, sadness and frustration seem to stimulate it.

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Watch Kesha's PSA for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Eating Disorders - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 19:47

To coincide with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week , Kesha has shared a video where she discusses her struggles with eating disorders. In an accompanying Facebook post , the singer further explained: "An eating disorder threatened my life and I was very afraid to confront it.

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