Eating Disorders

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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Young women with eating disorders aren't getting the help they need, study says

Eating Disorders - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 19:10

Young girls suffering from eating disorders are not being referred to the appropriate mental health services that are necessary for their treatment, a survey has found. According to a survey commissioned by a UK charity called Beat , a third of respondents say their family doctors were not able to identify and diagnose eating disorders - like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa - in their patients, while half of respondents rated the care they received as "poor" or "very poor."

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a Eating Disorders Awareness Week: What support is available?

Eating Disorders - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:32

Doctors in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire are encouraging residents to familiarise themselves with the key signs and symptoms of eating disorders and what treatments are available to those who need them as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This year the awareness week runs from 27 February - 5 March and the theme will be tackling eating disorders in the workplace.

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

Eating Disorders - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 04:25

'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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Mile walk puts eating disorders in spotlight

Eating Disorders - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 02:16

People walk together at the University of North Texas near Chestnut Street and Avenue C on Saturday during the National Eating Disorders Association's first walk for eating disorder awareness and fundraising in Denton. More than 150 people walked 1 mile from Pohl Recreation Center around the UNT campus.

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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 for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 26 - March 4 Screening for Mental Health to Offer Eating Disorder Screenings at 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 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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This eating disorder group are putting on a special film

Eating Disorders - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:18

A Plymouth eating disorder group are hosting a one-time special screening of a film about body image issues at the Reel Cinema. Plymouth Eating Disorders Support Group have set up the special event to put on a viewing of Embrace, a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image in today's society.

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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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