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Anorexic woman finds out what the disease has done to her
In this extract of The Doctors, shared ahead of Monday's episode, Stephanie weeps as she asks the experts for help to recover from the disease which she has battled since she was 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese and anorexic women have lower levels of allopregnanolone
Women who suffer from obesity or anorexia nervosa present lower level of allopregnanolone, a neuroactive steroid linked to depression and anxiety.Psych Central (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treating Eating Disorders in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Treating Eating Disorders in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the most common eating disorders in children and adolescents. Review current evidence-based approaches for these young patients in this article.Current Opinion in Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Exploring the History & Treatment of PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Paula P. Schnurr
As we celebrate Veterans Day (and Remembrance Day in Canada) and honoring military veterans, many of us think back to World War I but also many other wars throughout history. I recalled the 1980s, when Iran was engaged in an almost decade-long war with Iraq, and millions were killed or injured on both sides. In the West, the older generations may recall World War II and the Vietnam War, while the younger ones remember the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We think of the millions who have fought, who have come back with injuries, and those who died serving their countries. But the numbers we rarely think about: How...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Interview Medications PTSD Trauma Treatment Combat Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PSTD Traumatic Experiences veterans Veterans day Source Type: news

Both obese and anorexic women have low levels of 'feel good' neurosteroid
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Women at opposite extremes of the weight spectrum have low levels of the neuroactive steroid allopregnanolone, according to new research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Underweight women are at greater risk of early menopause
Women who were underweight as teenagers or in their mid-30s are at greatest risk Related items fromOnMedica Anorexia nervosa Early menopause linked to heart failure risk Early menarche and nulliparity linked to early menopause Understanding the menopause Timing of menopause linked to risk of type 2 diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Georgia girl labelled anorexic had intestines blocked
Shelby Kiniry suffered agonizing stomach pain and her weight dropped to 53kg. The student, from Georgia, US, was praised for her bravery in posting a picture of her feeding tube online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl accused of being anorexic had intestines blocked
Shelby Kiniry suffered agonizing stomach pain and her weight dropped to 53kg. The student, from Georgia, US, was praised for her bravery in posting a picture of her feeding tube online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Bullying caused my anorexia'
Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How horses helped me deal with anorexia'
Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Glenn Close, Billy Crystal and a S.F. nonprofit are conquering a 'last frontier'
“Dear teacher — the worst scars are the ones you can’t see. Depression is an illness. Anxiety is an illness. Anorexia is an illness. Bulimia is an illness. … Please stop telling me that I am healthy when you can’t see what goes on inside my head. “Dear teacher — I hate math. I hate hi story. I hate French. I hate chemistry. But most of all, I hate myself. Dear teacher — why do the words hurt so bad?” Those are the words of Kayla Kitchen, a student at Holden High School in Orinda… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

How Glenn Close, Billy Crystal and a S.F. nonprofit are conquering a 'last frontier'
“Dear teacher — the worst scars are the ones you can’t see. Depression is an illness. Anxiety is an illness. Anorexia is an illness. Bulimia is an illness. … Please stop telling me that I am healthy when you can’t see what goes on inside my head. “Dear teacher — I hate math. I hate hi story. I hate French. I hate chemistry. But most of all, I hate myself. Dear teacher — why do the words hurt so bad?” Those are the words of Kayla Kitchen, a student at Holden High School in Orinda… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Looking for the origins of anorexia nervosa in adolescence - a new treatment approach - Matt Lacoste S.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder, which affects particularly adolescents. The media coverage of feminine thinness is demonstrated as a token of beauty, with diet as a tool to achieve this. However, diets are not enough to explain the numerous cases. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

I ’ ve Been Seeing a Therapist for Years, So Why Am I Not Getting Better?
The answer: We need to address what’s happening inside the office as well as stigma. During the creation of the documentary Going Sane I interviewed Cindy Bulik. She is perhaps the most important researcher on anorexia today. She lives between UNC where she is a distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders and Sweden where she is a professor at the Karolinska Institute. Her current research is exploring genetic influences on anorexia and by the end of our interview she asked if my entire family would be willing to give a sample of blood for the study. She is not the single-minded professor oblivious to social customs...
Source: Psych Central - October 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Josh Sabey Tags: Disabilities Disorders Editorials Essays Medications Motivation and Inspiration Policy and Advocacy Psychology Psychotherapy Suicide Treatment Child Development child therapy Clinical Outcome evidence-based practices evidence Source Type: news

Calls for Amazon to ban 'anorexia hoodie'
It could make people with bulimia feel they are "not ill enough", one woman with anorexia says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recovering anorexic from Zurich hid food in her ears
Therapists said that Julia Janssen, from Zurich, Switzerland, had one of the worst cases they had ever seen when she was finally admitted to hospital and her lowest weight was just 5st 9lbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actress Eva O’Connor: It was such a dark time but I beat anorexia
AFTER years of suffering with a serious eating disorder, Irish playwright and actress Eva O ’Connor is speaking out to help others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of anorexia nervosa: a multimethod investigation translating experimental neuroscience into clinical practice
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe psychiatric condition and evidence on how to best treat it is limited. This programme consists of seven integrated work packages (WPs) and aims to develop and test disseminable and cost-effective treatments to optimise management for people with AN across all stages of illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

This Anorexia Treatment Probably Doesn't Work. It Might Have Something To Tell Us Anyway.
Bottle-feeding therapy touches on some of the factors that make eating disorders hard to treat. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Ruminating Becomes a Problem
Everyone ruminates. We especially ruminate when we’re stressed out. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming test—you have to score an A to keep your scholarship. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming presentation because you want to impress your boss. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming date and the many ways it could go. Maybe you’re ruminating about a bad performance review. Maybe you’re ruminating about an injury that’s really been bothering you. “We are evolutionarily wired to obsess,” according to psychiatrist Britton Arey, M.D. We are wired to se...
Source: Psych Central - September 9, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Binge Eating Bulimia Depression Disorders Eating Disorders General Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Psychology Stress Treatment Anxiety Disorders Distressing Thoughts Mindfulness Negative Thinki Source Type: news

Sexual Function Offers Clues to Eating Disorder Recovery Sexual Function Offers Clues to Eating Disorder Recovery
Assessing the sexual function of patients with eating disorders, particularly those with anorexia nervosa, may help identify those most likely to have optimal recovery, say Italian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Eating disorders and suicidality: what we know, what we don't know, and suggestions for future research - Smith AR, Zuromski KL, Dodd DR.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN), and suicidal behavior is elevated in bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED) relative to the general population. This paper reviews the suicidality lite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Telehealth Feasible for Family - Based Anorexia Treatment
Telehealth intervention both feasible and delivers better clinical outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Eating Disorders Linked to History of Theft Eating Disorders Linked to History of Theft
Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Korey Baruta opens up about her battle with anorexia
Korey Baruta, from Melbourne, was on the brink of death after her weight plummeted to a dangerous 35 kilos when she fell into the grips of anorexia for four years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?
Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Eating disorders linked to history of theft
(Reuters Health) - Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft - often petty thefts like shoplifting - compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Portrayals of Eating Disorders in the Media: To the Bone
I’d like to talk to you about To the Bone, a movie which was released on Netflix this July. To the Bone deals with eating disorders (“EDs”) and has caused quite a stir across social media ever since its trailer was released. Though I won’t go into much detail in this article, note that there will be a few spoilers ahead. You should also note that To the Bone contains potential triggers — as do the heated responses to it on the social media. So check in with yourself regularly, as I ended up needing to do, if you decide to watch the film and participate in those debates afterwards. To the Bone ...
Source: Psych Central - August 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Eating Disorders Healthy Living Treatment Food Addiction Inaccurate Portrayals media Movies Netlfix Personal Growth recovery To the Bone Source Type: news

Spike in Reported Cyclosporiasis Cases, CDC Warns Spike in Reported Cyclosporiasis Cases, CDC Warns
The most common symptom is watery diarrhea, which can be profuse. Other common symptoms include anorexia, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, flatulence, stomach cramps, myalgia, vomiting, and low-grade fever.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

A Therapist's Tips For Your Recovery From Anorexia
Do you want to come to dinner with us tonight? Her friend asks. The spiral begins. Her anxiety is mounting. She finds herself (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Therapist's Tips For Your Recovery From Anorexia
Do you want to come to dinner with us tonight? Her friend asks. The spiral begins. Her anxiety is mounting. She finds herself (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I write letters to people with anorexia'
Nina Commons, 19, lets others with anorexia write to her for help. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big rise in male hospital admissions due to eating disorders
Pressure for body perfection on the rise in men of all ages Related items fromOnMedica Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa Charity says GPs 'failing' patients with eating disorders Eating disorders in women more common during midlife than expected (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Manchester anorexic whose weight plummeted now recovers
Victoria Spence, 22, from Worsley, Manchester, dropped to six stone (39kg) in an attempt to get into 'better shape' for dancing auditions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding the constant dialogue that goes on between our gut and our brain
Just past midnight on Sept. 26, 1983, Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov, a member of the Soviet Air Defense Forces serving as the command-center duty officer for a nuclear early-warning system, faced a decision with unimaginable consequences.Cold War tensions were running hot. The Soviet Union had recently shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, killing all 269 passengers and crew aboard the Boeing 747. The Soviets claimed the plane was on a spy mission and represented a deliberate provocation by the United States.Now, in a bunker outside of Moscow where Petrov was stationed, alarm bells blared as Soviet satellites detected five...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'If skin goes over my trousers, I feel that's fat'
25-year-old James has been struggling with anorexia for over five years. He shares how the anorexia took over his life and the challenges he faces. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia film To the Bone triggers tears, painful memories at special screening
Alison Rogers has been struggling to keep her eating disorder under control for years, but she says she's particularly vulnerable these days. Still, she attended a special screening of the Netflix film To the Bone organized by a Toronto centre that helps people with eating disorders. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Entertainment Source Type: news

‘ To the Bone ’ Opens Frank Dialogue on Eating Disorders: ‘ They Steal Your Voice ’
Some experts said that people who have had eating disorders should consider the state of their health before watching the film. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TALYA MINSBERG Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Weight Mental Health and Disorders Parenting Netflix Inc Source Type: news

Does Netflix movie To The Bone promote anorexia?
New Netflix series To the Bone is causing controversy for promoting eating disorders. We spoke to experts and sufferers to find out the impact of seeing anorexia on screen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mannequins made it hard to recover from anorexia'
Shannon is campaigning for shops to use mannequins that reflect a healthy weight. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Netflix film about anorexia divides eating disorder activists
To The Bone tells the story of a 20-year-old woman who's suffering from anorexia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netflix eating disorders film To the Bone likely to raise controversy
On Friday, Netflix starts streaming its film To the Bone, in which Lily Collins plays a 20-year-old suffering from anorexia. It may be as controversial as teen suicide series 13 Reasons Why. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Entertainment Source Type: news

5 things parents should know about eating disorders
Dr. Sara Forman, director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Outpatient Eating Disorders Program and Dr. Tracy Richmond, director of the PREP weight management program in Adolescent Medicine, share five things parents should know about eating disorders. Kids don’t have to be really thin to have an eating disorder. Not everyone with an eating disorder looks like he or she has an eating disorder. The condition is often hidden in secret habits or obsessions. For example, binge eating and bulimia — or binging and purging &mdash...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Mental Health Teen Health anorexia anorexia nervosa bulimia Dr. Sara Forman Dr. Tracy Richmond eating disorder Source Type: news

Anorexic Hannah Durbin would exercise for 7 hours a day
Hannah Durbin, 21, from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, says anorexia 'stole her life' and at the height of her suffering ate just 800 calories and exercised for seven hours a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London mother transformed from 72lbs to muscly gym bunny
Mother-of-two Holly Griffiths, 25, from Greenwich, London, first stopped eating when she was eight. She has battled anorexia for nearly two decades but transformed herself into a gym bunny. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young mother transformed from 72lbs to muscly gym bunny
Mother-of-two Holly Griffiths, 25, from Greenwich, London, first stopped eating when she was eight. She has battled anorexia for nearly two decades but transformed herself into a gym bunny. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lasting Negative Consequences for Anorexia Nervosa
Lower BMI, higher age at admission predict negative course of illness; motherhood tied to better outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’
The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.” The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young girl’s battle with anorexia. It has already been met with a lot of controversy, especially within the eating disorder recovery and treatment community. I think that the creation of this film was well-intentioned. The director and lead actress bot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lily Collins' anorexia movie To The Bone slammed online
To The Bone tells the story of a 20-year-old woman suffering from a severe eating disorder. A trailer shows her performing a string of harmful behaviors such as calorie counting and obsessive exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news