Anorexic and Pregnant
I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa over a decade ago. Blinded by the eating disorder to the damage that was occurring both internally and externally, the possibility of infertility did not occur to me. When I married at 21, my husband and I both dreamed of one day becoming parents and I lived in this optimism for some time. However, after my periods stopped for 7 years, I began to doubt if being a mother would ever be my reality.  As an eating disorder patient, I had been regularly informed of the risk factors of my illness, some of which included amenorrhoea, the absence of menstruation, and a high chance of infer...
Source: World of Psychology - March 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Esther Dark Tags: Anorexia Eating Disorders Personal Pregnancy Infertility Source Type: blogs

Coping with an Eating Disorder During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Eating disorders build themselves on perceived feelings of control. Yet, as we find ourselves in the midst of unprecedented and uncertain times, with the coronavirus pandemic, how do those with eating disorders manage? As an individual with an eating disorder, I struggle with the Christmas season, mostly as my ‘safe’ foods are suddenly superseded with aisles of turkeys and potatoes and normal life grinds to a halt for a day as shops close and families and friends gather at home. Coronavirus feels like this, but every single day and on a much bigger scale.  Food aisles are being stripped bare by panic ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Esther Dark Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Motivation and Inspiration Personal coronavirus COVID-19 Isolation social distancing Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: February 29, 2020
This article discusses the concept of intuitive eating, where no food is off limits, and how it dramatically changed the life of Harriet, a woman with PCOS who has struggled with obesity since childhood. We Tell Suicidal People to Go to Therapy. So Why Are Therapists Rarely Trained in Suicide?: Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death, yet training for mental health practitioners who treat suicidal patients — psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, among others — is dangerously inadequate, says the author. This article thoroughly probes this topic and explores what can be...
Source: World of Psychology - February 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Traci Pedersen Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Depression Disorders Eating Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Psychiatry Psychology Psychology Around the Net Psychotherapy Self-Help Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa cor Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: February 1, 2020
This article shares her story of recovery. (Source: World of Psychology)
Source: World of Psychology - February 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Traci Pedersen Tags: Anorexia Anxiety and Panic Disorders Eating Disorders General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Psychology Around the Net Research Depression gut bacteria Magic Mushrooms postpartum depression psychedelic therap Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 45-year-old man with anorexia, dizziness, and weakness
Test your medicine knowledge with the  MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 45-year-old man is evaluated for anorexia, dizziness, and weakness. He was discharged from the hospital 5 days ago after transsphenoidal pituitary surgery for a pituitary macroadenoma abutting the optic chiasm. His postope rative course was uneventful, and his postoperative hormone evaluation […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Nephrology Source Type: blogs

Anorexia Stole My Childhood, and More
It was in fourth and fifth grade that I decided I didn’t want to grow up. I wanted to be the shortest in my classes, and I even walked around with bent knees to appear shorter. I remember competing with friends to see who could come closest to being able to fit our hands around our waists. I remember having a friend over and watching a Richard Simmons “Sweatin’ to the Oldies” exercise video and then having us both get on the scale to compare weights. I was just a little girl and I don’t know where this idea came from. This was way back in the mid-90s when there were few resources for children ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: K.M. Capper Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Personal Body Image Source Type: blogs

Looking Back: My Advice on Starting Eating Disorder Recovery
I dial the number hastily written on a post-it note that I’ve had shoved in my wallet for two weeks. Sweat starts to bead on my palms as I wait for the line to ring. “Hello,” a soft spoken woman answers. “I’d like to make an appointment,” I utter as my voice shakes. “Okay, let’s do that,” she says as she trails off into a line of questions to see what exactly I need an appointment for and whether she’s the one to help me or not. I’m in my thirties, a mother of three, with ten years of recovery under my belt. I thought all of this was behind me. But it crept ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vanna Winters Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Personal Treatment Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 11th 2019
In conclusion, high-dose NR induces the onset of WAT dysfunction, which may in part explain the deterioration of metabolic health. Towards a Rigorous Definition of Cellular Senescence https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/11/towards-a-rigorous-definition-of-cellular-senescence/ The accumulation of lingering senescent cells is a significant cause of aging, disrupting tissue function and generating chronic inflammation throughout the body. Even while the first senolytic drugs capable of selectively destroying these cells already exist, and while a number of biotech companies are working on the productio...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 10, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

GDF11 as a Calorie Restriction Mimetic
GDF11 was one of the first factors in blood identified as a possible explanation for the outcome of heterochronic parabiosis. When a young and old mouse have their circulatory systems joined, some aspects of aging reverse in the old mouse, and some aspects of aging are accelerated in the young mouse. GDF11 levels decline with age, and it was thought that increased levels of GDF11 provided by the young animal could act to improve function of cells and tissues in the older animal - though it was not well understood as to how GDF11 worked to produce these results. Since then there has been some debate over whether or n...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 6, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Mental Illness a Made up Disorder?
In this episode, our hosts discuss whether or not mental illness is a real disorder or if it’s just something that medical and pharmaceutical companies made up to make a profit.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Instead of taking my psychiatric medications this morning, should I have just gone to yoga?” – Michelle Hammer Highlights from ‘Mental Illness Made Up’ Episode [2:00] Is mental illness real? [4:00] Yoga doesn’t cure all mental illnesses, just like it wouldn’t cure cancer. [16:00] Dealing with people who think mental illness is not real. [19:30] Eating disorders a...
Source: World of Psychology - August 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Brain and Behavior Disorders General Source Type: blogs

How My Weight Gain Contributed to My Son ’ s Disordered Eating
Ever since I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1991, I’ve struggled with my weight. At that time, I weighed 125 and was prescribed lithium to control my highs and lows. The drug worked, but it and other psychotropic drugs contributed to a 20-pound weight gain. Then, as the years went by, I gained the weight that comes with aging. By 40, I weighed about 180. On a 5’3″ frame, this was a lot to carry. I gained even more weight when I struggled with breast cancer in my late 40s and 50s. At 56, I weighed a cool 188 with no clothes on. Recently, I gained even more (I contribute this gain to simply overindu...
Source: World of Psychology - July 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Laura Yeager Tags: Anorexia Children and Teens Eating Disorders Habits Health-related Parenting Personal Adolescence Diet Food Addiction Lithium Weight Gain Source Type: blogs

5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body
You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: annabelle Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement stress Source Type: blogs

The Impact of the Media ’s Glamorization of Drug Abuse on Mental Health
You're reading The Impact of the Media’s Glamorization of Drug Abuse on Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. We often hear about celebrities with addictions from various news outlets. Addiction and mental health issues can affect anyone. In fact, about 19% of all U.S. adults have dealt or are currently dealing with a mental illness, according to a national survey held by SAMHSA in 2017. The Role of Media in Drug Abuse It has been shown that the media contributes to the stigma of m...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NicoleClarke Tags: depression internet culture psychology self education self improvement celebrities with addictions celebrity overdoses role of media in drug abuse songs about drugs Source Type: blogs

Noa Pothoven Highlights VSED as Alternative to MAID
Noa Pothoven suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anorexia for years. She tried to survive despite her psychological problems, but that was no longer possible. Noa recently announced that she had stopped eating and drinking. When she died, her death was erroneously reported as having been through euthanasia. In fact, the Levenseind ​​clinic in The Hague had denied her request. Instead, Noa hastened her death by VSED, a method commonly used when MAID or euthanasia is not available. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - June 11, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Exploring Feeding/Swallowing Disorders Versus Eating Disorders in Children
What would you say if a graduate student or clinical fellow asked you to explain the difference between a feeding/swallowing disorder and an eating disorder for pediatric patients? As a pediatric feeding and swallowing specialists, I answer this question with, “It’s complicated.” Often, an overriding medical issue—such as gastrointestinal issues or poor oral strength and coordination due to prematurity—causes feeding and swallowing disorders. As medical issues resolve, feeding and swallowing issues can persist. And, over time, these issues could gradually change from medically based issues to...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - June 3, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jennifer WIlson Tags: Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Dysphagia eating disorders Feeding Disorders Social Media Source Type: blogs

I Believe It ’ s Possible to Fully Recover from an Eating Disorder
When I first started struggling with food and body image at eight years old, I was convinced it would be a lifelong struggle. My days were spent getting on and off a scale more times than anyone could imagine and counting out my cornflakes before I’d even think of eating them. I felt that I was destined to be bound by my eating disorder forever. However, at 22 years old, I am fully recovered from anorexia. There is some controversy in the mental health world about whether full recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and I wholeheartedly believe it is (in fact, I’m living proof). Eating disorder expert Car...
Source: World of Psychology - May 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Mental Health America Publishers Body Image recover from eating disorder Source Type: blogs

Living with Chronic Anorexia  
It’s been two-thirds of my life that I have been listening to this harassment in my head. I’ve talked back, I’ve fought back, I’ve negotiated, and yet I still suffer. It’s like a permanently playing radio, sometimes louder, sometimes more quiet, but always there as the background sound of my life. It is exhausting, but not as exhausting as it is to try to turn it off and keep it off. Sadly, I’m just used to it now. It’s become so normalized that I don’t really recall what it’s like to not have it there, my chronic and badgering anorexia. I know that it’s in my gen...
Source: World of Psychology - April 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: K.M. Capper Tags: Anorexia Eating Disorders Peer Support Personal Stigma Body Image chronic anorexia dieting Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa Source Type: blogs

A Film Review – I AM MARIS: Portrait of a Young Yogi
Managing Anorexia Nervosa by Her Own Hand by September Williams, MD  “You are only as sick as the secrets you keep.” It’s a saying used in a wide variety of mental health self-help communities. The phrase is also the apt tag line for Laura VanZee Taylor’s profoundly emotive feature length 2018 documentary film, I AM MARIS (IAM). Taylor along with producer Ariana Garfinkeland— most importantly— the film’s artist-writer-protagonist Maris Degener, document the perpetual state of recovery required to quell manifestations of mental illness.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 21, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: September Williams, MD Tags: Art Featured Posts Media #IamMaris anorexia film yoga Source Type: blogs

A High Level Review of Medical Marijuana
This article isn ’t going to change your practice. Why am I reviewingBraun et al. ’s survey regarding oncologists’ beliefs, practices, and knowledge regarding medical marijuana use? 1. I went to a Willie Nelson concert and my clothes still reek of marijuana; 2. One of my palliative care fellows is interested in understanding Palliative Care clinicians ’ educational needs regarding marijuana; 3. I visited a dispensary in Pennsylvania where I was told medical marijuana treats diseases ranging from opioid addiction to headaches to nausea and vomiting (in pregnant woman). This annoyed me and I wanted to...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - April 14, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: arnold marijuana oncology physician Source Type: blogs

Ativan Addiction
Is Ativan Addictive? Ativan is the name for the generic drug lorazepam, is part of the drug class benzodiazepines. It is best known for treating anxiety, as it works by attaching to GABA receptors in the brain like other benzodiazepines. After it attaches to the GABA receptors, it slows down the chemical messages the nerve receptors receive. This causes an overall calming effect, and this euphoric feeling can quickly turn into an Ativan addiction for some users. Understanding Ativan Since Ativan is a benzodiazepine, it is considered to be highly addictive. It is very important that someone who has been prescribed Ativan is...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 12, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Substance Abuse anxiety anxiety medication ativan benzo benzodiazepines prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescript Source Type: blogs

CBD Oil for Depression, Schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar & More
In conclusion, the studies presented in the current review demonstrate that CBD has the potential to limit delta-9-THC-induced cognitive impairment and improve cognitive function in various pathological conditions. Human studies suggest that CBD may have a protective role in delta-9-THC-induced cognitive impairments; however, there is limited human evidence for CBD treatment effects in pathological states (e.g. schizophrenia). In short, they found that CBD may help alleviate the negative impact of a person with schizophrenia from taking cannabis, both in the psychotic and cognitive symptoms associated with schizophrenia. T...
Source: World of Psychology - February 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Disorders General Research Treatment cannabidiol Cannabis cbd cbd oil Marijuana THC Source Type: blogs

4 At-Risk Behaviors in Teens & What Parents Can Do
Teens are known to have a penchant for impulsivity and instant gratification. Even scientists have studied these habits and come to the conclusion that teen brains are simply wired for risk. But just what kind of at-risk or high-risk behaviors should parents be on the lookout for? To start with, at-risk behaviors are defined as anything that puts adolescents on the path to future negative consequences such as injury, poor health, incarceration and even death. Since most teens rarely think ahead to the consequences of their actions, it’s up to parents to recognize some of these dangerous behaviors and caution the...
Source: World of Psychology - January 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tyler Jacobson Tags: Bullying Children and Teens College Parenting Sexuality Substance Abuse Children At Risk Teen Depression Teen Drug Use Source Type: blogs

Why Therapy Didn ’t Work for Me
When I was 16 years old, I had a metabolism that was to die for. I could eat anything I wanted, whenever I wanted to, and was always hungry, which led to developing an undesirable habit of snacking at 3 a.m. My parents saw the litter of dishes and snack wrappers in my room that I had been too lazy and tired to clean up before crashing back into bed and wrongfully concluded that I was closet bingeing. Coupled with my string bean frame, they were concerned enough to book an appointment with a therapist. Unyielding in the face of my denial and protests, I soon found myself subjected to Thursday afternoons spent with Janet. Ja...
Source: World of Psychology - January 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Amber Nordstrom Tags: Bulimia Eating Disorders Habits Personal Psychotherapy Adolescence Anorexia Binge Eating Therapeutic Alliance Treatment Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 30-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of diarrhea
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 30-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of diarrhea with three to five loose stools per day. She has mild abdominal cramps, bloating, intermittent nausea, and mild anorexia that has resulted in the loss of 2.3 kg (5.0 lb). She has had no fever or blood in the stool. She works in a day care center and has not traveled recently or had exposure to antibiotics. She is otherwise healthy and takes no medications. On physical examination, temperature is 37.0 °C (98.6 °F), blood pressure i...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addiction
What is a Co-Occuring disorder? The coexistence of both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse use disorder is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health and addiction can be referred to as having a co-occuring disorder. The combinations can be seemingly endless, and can even include more than one of either a mental disorder or an addiction. Combinations may include depression and alcoholism, anorexia and cocaine addiction, bipolar disorder and heroin addiction and the list goes on. Surprisingly, as many as 6 in 10 substance abusers also have at least one other mental disorder. There i...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - September 27, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources ADHD Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Anxiety Behavioral Addictions Depression Depression Treatment Drinking Drug Treatment Dual Diagnosis and Eat Source Type: blogs

Can attachment theory help explain the relationship some people have with their “anorexia voice”?
By Alex Fradera A new paper in Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice argues that the relationship a person has with their eating disorder is shaped by that person’s understanding of what meaningful relationships should look like – and, in turn, this can have important consequences for the severity of their disorder. In particular, Emma Forsén Mantilla and her team from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden wanted to better understand eating disorders through “attachment theory”. This is the idea that relationships with primary caregivers become scripts that we lea...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Eating Mental health Source Type: blogs

To Be Healthy Is to Be Loving
I went for a run because I had eaten a small, organic, dark chocolate cookie the day before and I felt that I had to punish myself. It was habitual for me to punish myself with strenuous, caloric compensation cardio whenever I felt guilty for enjoying life by eating tasty foods. When I placed first in a fitness competition, my fitness goals went up a notch. Winning the competition was one thing, but people complimenting me on my extra lean body pressured me to stay that way. I couldn’t allow myself to look “bigger” again, and “bigger” really meant not seeing my defined ab muscles. It was a su...
Source: World of Psychology - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Valeria Teles Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Personal Spirituality Fitness Loving Kindness Meditation self-compassion Source Type: blogs

Does My Daughter Have an Eating Disorder?
Eating disorders can be easy to hide. Know what to look for. Often when I work with parents they say they had no idea their child’s eating disorder was going on as long as it was. Eating disorders are easy to hide so it’s important, as a parent to be aware of what signs you should look for in your child. Eating disorders are secretive and can be very easy to hide from loved ones, especially in the beginning. Sometimes, the person experiencing an eating disorder is not fully aware that what they are doing is not healthy so it makes it that much more important for parents to be fully educated on what to look fo...
Source: World of Psychology - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Danielle Swimm, MA, LCPC Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Caregivers Children and Teens Eating Disorders Parenting Perfectionism Personal Psychotherapy Stories Women's Issues Adolescence Body Image Cognitive Distortion Dissociation Self-Esteem Source Type: blogs

Orthorexia: The extreme quest for a healthy diet
The pursuit for the healthiest diet continues. Just as I was finishing writing this blog post, a new study came out suggesting that both low-carb and high-carb diets may shorten lifespan. In the 1980s and ‘90s, we were following the low-fat trend. These days, the ketogenic diet and the very-low-carb diet are all the rage. And if you think there is controversy about the right amount of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you should eat, the conversation can get downright ugly if we start talking about specific items like gluten. Research continues to look for insight into the best diet for humans. But the relentless foc...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Campos, MD Tags: Behavioral Health Healthy Eating Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Top searches on health topics? It may depend on where you live
You can learn a lot about a person’s medical concerns by looking at the health topics they’ve searched for online. It’s fascinating (and a bit creepy) to take a peek at what others are searching — and to compare what you find to what sends you online. I’ve posted before about how the health issues people report worrying about the most differ from those that are most common, deadly, or have the biggest impact on quality of life. There’s overlap, of course, but certain important conditions (such as lung disease, the third leading cause of death in 2015) did not make the top 10 list of heal...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Fever, Arthralgia and Rash
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 010 Peer Reviewer: Dr Jennifer Ho, ID physician QLD, Australia You are an ED doc working in Perth over schoolies week. An 18 yo man comes into ED complaining of fever, rash a “cracking headache” and body aches. He has just hopped off the plane from Bali where he spent the last 2 weeks partying, boozing and running amok. He got bitten by “loads” of mosquitoes because he forgot to take insect repellent. On e...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda McConnell Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine arthralgia dengue fever rash Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 009 Humongous HIV Extravaganza
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 009 The diagnosis of HIV is no longer fatal and the term AIDS is becoming less frequent. In many countries, people with HIV are living longer than those with diabetes. This post will hopefully teach the basics of a complex disease and demystify some of the potential diseases you need to consider in those who are severely immunosuppressed. While trying to be comprehensive this post can not be exhaustive (as you can imagine any patient with ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - July 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda McConnell Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine AIDS art cryptococcoma cryptococcus HIV HIV1 HIV2 PEP PrEP TB toxoplasma tuberculoma Source Type: blogs

Intermittent fasting: Surprising update
There’s a ton of incredibly promising intermittent fasting (IF) research done on fat rats. They lose weight, their blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars improve… but they’re rats. Studies in humans, almost across the board, have shown that IF is safe and incredibly effective, but really no more effective than any other diet. In addition, many people find it difficult to fast. But a growing body of research suggests that the timing of the fast is key, and can make IF a more realistic, sustainable, and effective approach for weight loss, as well as for diabetes prevention. The backstory on intermit...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Source Type: blogs

Best of Our Blogs: April 20, 2018
Do you ever get tired of maintaining your life? Not making it Instagram worthy or Facebook ready. But just getting to where you feel almost normal. It’s a lot of work when you’re juggling life with an illness. It requires more than an occasional spa trip. It requires patience, and lots of loving, supportive people. It takes a village, and team. It can take time to build a toolkit and support system so be kind to yourself. And never think you’re being selfish. Knowing what you need and setting boundaries impact your health and happiness and in return affect those you love. As you work on creating the ...
Source: World of Psychology - April 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Source Type: blogs

Tropical Travel Trouble 004 Bloody Diarrhoea
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 004 A medical student who has just returned from their elective in Nepal presents with 1 week of bloody diarrhoea. He has been in the lowlands and stayed with a family in the local village he was helping at. It started three days before he left and he decided to get home on the plane in the hope it would settle. He is now opening his bowels 10x a day with associated cramps, fevers and has started feeling dizzy. Questions: Q1. What is dyse...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine amoebic dysentery bacillary dysentery e.histolytica entamoeba histolytica shigellosis Source Type: blogs

Expert Tips for Overcoming Food Addiction
Here’s how to take that first small step. Food addiction is real. And if you’re struggling with food addiction, know that you’re not alone — I’ve been there, too. In fact, the younger you are, the more likely it’s your struggle. From my past experience as a compulsive overeater, I suspect that many food addictions act as pacifiers for pain, fears, and anxieties, and even as ways to celebrate emotional spikes that are positive. Food seems to act as a life enhancer, while offering the illusion of short-term emotional balance. As a food addict, you’ve established neural pathways and a...
Source: World of Psychology - February 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Exercise & Fitness Health-related Personal Publishers YourTango Binge Eating Compulsion Food Addiction Healthy Eating obese overeating Overweight Weight Gain Source Type: blogs

McLean Hospital Launches the National Eating Disorders Brain Bank
This article was adapted from a press release issued by McLean and FREED) (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - February 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Brain Banking Source Type: blogs

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month
Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States use the month of February to raise awareness about Eating Disorders.Generally, eating disorders involve self-critical, negative thoughts and feelings about body weight and food, and eating habits that disrupts normal body function, and daily life activities.What causes eating disorders is not entirely clear, though a combination of psychological, genetic, social and family factors are thought to contribute to the disorder.Types of Eating DisordersAnorexia Nervosa ~ Essentially self-starvation, this disorder involves a refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight. ...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - February 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns awareness days eating disorders Source Type: blogs

How to Ditch Perfectionism
I was sitting in a coffee shop with my friend, watching her scroll through Facebook. “I don’t want to deal with another summer. I can’t handle the bikini selfies.” Summer is still several months away, but I understand the sentiment. On Facebook, everyone seems perfect. Even the photographs themselves are perfectly lit with photo editing software or phone apps that let you clear blemishes or play with exposure. Whether my friend and I are uncomfortable because of seemingly unattainable ‘yoga bodies’ or because destination weddings are a trend, perfection seems not only achievable, but ex...
Source: World of Psychology - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Anxiety and Panic Habits Happiness Mindfulness Motivation and Inspiration Perfectionism Personal Personality Ambition Organization Self Consciousness Worry Source Type: blogs

Interview: Paige Elizabeth on Yoga and Recovery
It would be a lie to say I love my body today, but I can’t deny the fact that yoga taught me how powerful my body is and that is what I think about if I move too far into self-hatred. Paige Elizabeth is a yoga entrepreneur currently bringing her brand of pragmatic instruction to the internet via her Dharmic Path business. She is one of only a handful of women in the world who have completed the Advanced B series of Ashtanga Yoga, a backbreaking series of poses concocted by Indian guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. But it is not the hardest thing she has done. Paige Elizabeth discusses overcoming a life-threatening eating di...
Source: World of Psychology - January 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Exercise & Fitness Publishers Recovery The Fix interview Paige Elizabeth Self Harm Sexual Trauma Yoga Source Type: blogs

The Eating Disorder Is Voldemort: On Using Metaphors in Treatment
When some patients start treatment for an eating disorder it can be emotionally and physically uncomfortable. In my work as a therapist I try to educate my patients as to why this feeling is normal. On top of the patient’s discomfort, sometimes it can be hard for loved ones to understand what someone with an eating disorder is going through while in treatment. Therapists routinely use metaphors for both of these reasons, in my opinion. The use of metaphors makes something that was previously unknown, relatable. I think it can be helpful to relate new concepts and hard topics to something familiar in order to make it ...
Source: World of Psychology - January 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabrielle Katz, LCSW Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Books Bulimia Creativity Eating Disorders Health-related Psychology Treatment Women's Issues Binge Eating Disorder Bingeing Body Image Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 8th 2018
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The Potential Influence of Gut Microbes on the Progression of Sarcopenia
Sarcopenia is the name given to the characteristic age-related loss of muscle mass and strength that affects every older adult, and eventually significantly contributes to outright frailty. For the past decade or more US researchers have been agitating to have sarcopenia officially defined as a medical condition, with no success yet. Indeed, this is a poster child for one of the ways in which the stifling effect of heavy regulation emerges in practice. For so long as the FDA doesn't consider sarcopenia a disease, then it becomes that much more challenging to raise funding for research and development of potential therapies...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 2, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients
This report of an investigation that found that Averil Hart's death from anorexia would have been avoided if the NHS had cared for her appropriately. It highlights five areas of focus to improve eating disorder services.ReportParliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman - press release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - December 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient safety Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

How to Stay in Control When Recovering from Eating Disorders
If you have struggled with an eating disorder like anorexia, you most-likely know how to plan. By extracting a very basic human need, the brain must use a maximum amount of energy to deny instinct. Calorie counting, eating only at certain times of the day, obsessing over exercise routines, and meticulously shopping for the “right” kinds of food, are all examples of how an eating disorder can shape time. Most people who struggle with eating disorders are ambivalent about recovery.  They may want to have a life that doesn’t follow such rigidity, but worry about losing control.  There are many reas...
Source: World of Psychology - December 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Impulse Control Self Control Source Type: blogs

Why Too Much Self-Control Can Be a Bad Thing
Self-control refers to our ability to restrain acting on momentary urges, impulses, and wants in favor of longer term goals. Who doesn’t want more of that?  Most of us think that it’s important to have a lot of willpower, to be able to resist temptation. We all hope that we’ll be able to avoid giving into that impulse to eat more ice cream, keep ourselves from expressing anger at a loved one, or make ourselves finish an important project even though we don’t feel like it. And generally, self-control is a good thing. Society needs people with high levels of self-control, those who can inhibit th...
Source: World of Psychology - December 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jason Luoma, Ph.D. Tags: Anorexia Anxiety and Panic Depression Eating Disorders Habits Happiness Personality Psychology Psychotherapy Relationships Stress Treatment Dbt Impulsive Behavior Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy Reactivity Self Source Type: blogs

Mental Health Stigma: A Doctor Who Has Been in Your Shoes
Your doctor may relate to your mental health concerns more than he or she can say. Imagine you are sitting with your primary care doctor sharing your symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD or anorexia. Imagine in that difficult and lonely moment, your doctor makes the decision to self-disclose that she not only understands your symptoms from a professional standpoint, but also personally as someone who also struggles with a similar diagnosis. What would you think? My friend Eliza just finished her medical residency and explains that this scenario has played out in her head plenty of times, but never in person. She explains ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Maggie Boyle Tags: ADHD and ADD Anorexia Anxiety and Panic Depression Eating Disorders Mental Health and Wellness Personal Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychotherapy Stigma Treatment compartmentalize general physician Mental Healthcare Proj Source Type: blogs

Eating Disorders Breed Disconnection
I have worked with hundreds of women who struggle with disordered eating and poor body image. Some clients obsessively track calories or Weight Watcher’s points. Some try to restrict their food intake all day then order large quantities of food to binge on at night. Some purge after meals or excessively exercise. Others restrict entire food groups. Some have tried every fad diet. Some say mean things to themselves when they look in the mirror, in hopes that this will motivate change. Some have found a community — in Weight Watchers or Overeaters Anonymous — to hold them accountable or to reinforce their g...
Source: World of Psychology - November 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tory Krone, AM, LCSW Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Habits Health-related Psychotherapy Self-Esteem Stigma Binge Eating Disorder Bingeing Body Image Disconnection Isolation Shame Source Type: blogs