Meg Smith hit breaking point aged 16 and Tommy Kelly was told boys don't get anorexia

Despite admitting to the extent of her eating problem, then 16-year-old Meg Smith's GP told her she wasn't ill enough to warrant help. She now studies special effects and media make-up in Leeds.
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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Anorexia May Have Roots in Metabolism: Study There's a link between the eating disorder anorexia nervosa and metabolism, a new study finds. " It...
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(University of Otago) University of Otago, Christchurch researchers played a key role in new global research showing the causes of the eating disorder anorexia are likely metabolic as well as psychological.
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Some variants implicated in the disease are also linked to other psychiatric disorders.
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Discovery of metabolic causes opens door to new treatments for dangerous eating disorderScientists have found that the devastating eating disorder anorexia nervosa is not purely a psychiatric condition but is also driven by problems with metabolism.The finding may help to explain doctors ’ poor record in treating the illness and pave the way for radical new approaches to predict and treat those who are most at risk.Continue reading...
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The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking.
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In the wave of laws passed prior to the end of the recent legislative session in New York, one in particular will go a long way toward helping medical patients in need. The bill amended New York’s Mental Health Parity Law to expand what insurance providers must cover when it comes to eating disorders. Previously, providers were only mandated to cover anorexia and bulimia. “What people don’t understand is human beings don’t fit neatly into boxes. Just be cause you don’t fit into a box…
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(University of North Carolina Health Care) The large-scale genome-wide association study, led by UNC's Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., FAED, founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, and Gerome Breen, Ph.D., of King's College London suggests that the origins of the eating disorder include a combination of metabolic and psychiatric components.
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This study examined relationships between BPD symptoms and symptoms of bulimia nervosa (BN) and anorexia nervosa (AN), including whether the nine BPD symptoms differentially relate to BN versus AN. Participants were 208 adolescent psychiatric inpatients. BPD symptoms, measured via structured interview, correlated more strongly with self-reported BN than AN symptoms. BN and AN symptoms were greater among individuals who endorsed unstable relationships, affective instability, emptiness, identity disturbance, inappropriate anger, dissociation/paranoia, and suicidal behavior. BN, but not AN symptoms, were higher when impulsivi...
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An analysis of nearly 17,000 people with anorexia has found that those with the condition may be genetically prone to weight loss and high physical activity
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ConclusionTrichobezoar is caused by chronic ingestion of hair; it is commonly seen in young females who may have psychological disorders, such as trichophagia and trichotillomania. Common symptoms are abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. Surgical intervention is performed for the majority of the patients.
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