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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

Annalise Mishler talks about anorexia recovery
At the worst point in her struggle with anorexia, 22-year-old Annalise Mishler from California was down to just 60lbs, all skin and bones and, as she says, 'hours away from dying'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simpler therapy may successfully treat adolescents with anorexia nervosa
Family-based treatment (FBT) is an effective evidence-based therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa (AN) and is the recommended approach to treatment at the present time. The effectiveness of other treatments such as individual psychotherapy (ego-oriented therapy) and generic family therapy (systemic family therapy) is based on less evidence and such treatments are not as effective as FBT.1 Whether treatment involving the whole family, or a simpler treatment involving parents only, differ in effectiveness is not known.This was a single-site study conducted at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. A total of ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating disorders: recognition and treatment
This guideline covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and inpatient care for children, young people and adults with eating disorders. It aims to improve the care people receive by detailing the most effective treatments for anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Susan Fletcher overcomes anorexia to become mother
After fighting eating disorders for 20 years, Sarah Fletcher says her baby has given her "something to live for". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Fletcher overcomes anorexia to become mother
After fighting eating disorders for 20 years, Sarah Fletcher says her baby has given her "something to live for". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Simpler Therapy to Treat Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa A Simpler Therapy to Treat Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa
Might parent-focused treatment be as effective as the now standard family-based treatment in treating adolescents with anorexia nervosa?Evidence-Based Mental Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

To The Person In Eating Disorder Recovery Who Is Struggling To Accept Body Changes
Your recovery from an eating disorder has been going strong. Perhaps you’ve been making strides in facing “fear foods,” are opening up in therapy, and learning how to use new coping strategies. Then, for some reason or another, you find out your current weight, which often causes “the eating disorder self” to start freaking out. Suddenly, you may find yourself faced with loud “eating disorder thoughts” and a desire to go back to your disordered behaviors. For some people with eating disorders, recovery can bring about body changes. Not everyone’s eating disorder causes weight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trumpcare Threatens The Health And Future Of Young People
Millennials have seen dramatic gains in health insurance coverage since passage of the ACA, more so than any other age demographic. Instead of building on these historic gains, Trumpcare would have devastating effects on young people. Trumpcare harms young people by eliminating the current tax credit that helps many young people purchase insurance. According to Young Invincibles, low- and moderate-income young individuals would pay more under Trumpcare than under current law, ultimately impacting over 4 million young people and harming the lowest-income young people the most. On top of that, Trumpcare allows insurers to im...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A girl with abdominal pain and haematomas on the belly - van der Schans EM, Boersma D, Tytgat SHAJ.
A 14-year-old girl with anorexia nervosa was referred to our paediatric hospital. She had a five-day history of severe abdominal pain. On abdominal sonography and MRI a duodenal wall hematoma was seen, correlating anatomically to abdominal bruises found on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opens up about anorexia
In a rare interview to mark her upcoming 40th birthday, Crown Princess Victoria explains that she began to put excessive pressure on herself once she took up a public role supporting her parents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic blasts NHS for refusing her priority treatment
Hannah Brown, 26, from Bedfordshire has battled anorexia twice and recognised the signs of a relapse when she started becoming fixated on diet and exercise, but was denied immediate help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Women On What It's Really Like To Live With A Mental Illness
Opening up about struggles with mental illness can be a daunting task. Many people don’t feel comfortable doing it ― even though such illnesses are quite common.  About 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year, and 1 in 25 adults will have a debilitating mental illness that can interfere with their daily lives. Although mental illness can affect anyone, women are at a higher risk for many conditions, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. They’re also 70 percent more likely than men to experience depression. In an effort to encourage more people to share...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Boring Self-Care' Drawings Celebrate Everyday Mental Health Victories
The first #boringselfcare I drew . . . . . . #edfam #edfamiliy #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalillness #drawing #art #illustration #psychosis #ocd #depression #anxiety #gad #bpd #selfharrm #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #eatingdisorder #anorexia #promarker #art #illustration #chroncillness #spoonie #spoonies #spooniesunite A post shared by Hannah Daisy ️‍ (@makedaisychains) on May 11, 2017 at 6:32am PDT What constitutes an act of self-care? The internet is full of suggestions on how to prioritize oneself, ranging from meditation to hot tea, prayer to yoga, face masks to nap time. Although such rituals are...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia could be genetic and linked to metabolic features
Researchers have identified a genetic locus for anorexia nervosa in a region associated with type 1 diabetes and autoimmune disorders, a study published in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatryreports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: First genetic location found for anorexia nervosa
In what is perhaps the most significant genomic study of anorexia nervosa to date, researchers find the first genetic locus for the disorder. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Anorexia is genetic,UNC study claims
A landmark study by the University of North Carolina has identified the first genetic locus (the position on a chromosome) for anorexia nervosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia is genetic, study claims
A landmark study by the University of North Carolina has identified the first genetic locus (the position on a chromosome) for anorexia nervosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study identifies genetic locus in anorexia nervosa
Researchers at the University of North Carolina have identified the first genetic locus, the location of a gene on a chromosome, for anorexia nervosa. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromosome 12
A landmark study has identified the first genetic locus for anorexia nervosa and has revealed that there may also be metabolic underpinnings to this potentially deadly illness. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromosome 12
(University of North Carolina Health Care) A landmark study led by UNC School of Medicine researchers has identified the first genetic locus for anorexia nervosa and has revealed that there may also be metabolic underpinnings to this potentially deadly illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Where ’ s the support for our mental health?
“I still feel hopeless.” These are the words of a UNISON member who can’t get the mental help support he needs. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. UNISON is campaigning for more funding for across the whole spectrum of mental health services, and as part of a series of articles on the issue we asked to hear about your experiences of these services. Thank you to everyone who told us their story. We didn’t have space to publish them all, but the common themes were the hard work of mental health staff, unacceptably long waiting lists, and the importance of talking. Here are a selection of ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Magazine health mental health Mental health matters Source Type: news

You Don’t Have To Try To 'Get Your Body Back'
There’s a pervasive cultural myth that as women, we should be “trying to get our bodies back.” As a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in helping individuals with body-image issues, I am particularly passionate about raising awareness about the myths that we are told around our bodies. Whether it’s post-baby, post-college, or any other life stage, we are sold two major lies by the diet and beauty industry, surrounding this notion of trying to “get your body back.” Myth # 1: Our bodies are meant to stay the same over time. There’s a societal belief th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

That Store Mannequin May Be 'Anorexic'
British study finds measurements of most are similar to 'extremely underweight' women (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

That Store Mannequin May Be Anorexic
British study finds measurements of most are similar to'extremely underweight'women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

That Store Mannequin May Be Anorexic
British study finds measurements of most are similar to 'extremely underweight' women Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eating Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

That Store Mannequin May Be Anorexic
MONDAY, May 8, 2017 -- In the static but stylish world of store mannequins, the female versions may be sending a message that eating disorders are OK, a new study suggests. A British team assessed mannequins'measurements at national fashion... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

France's Law Banning Underweight Models Is Now In Effect
In 2015, France passed a law that banned excessively thin fashion models. Two years later, that law is finally going into effect ― and it has a few additional concessions.  Fashion models in France will now need a doctor’s certificate to prove they are healthy. BBC reports that there will be a specific focus on a model’s Body Mass Index (BMI) ―  a measure of body fat based on height and weight ― though that will no longer be the sole determinator of a model’s health after massive protests from the fashion industry. Agencies that allow models to work without proper health cer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in cases of men suffering from eating disorders
Simon, one of an increasing number of men suffering from anorexia, explains why he is frightened of eating. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning Signs That Your Teen Could Be Struggling With An Eating Disorder
As parents, it can be difficult to tell what is really behind your teen’s recent desire to lose weight, newfound interest in “healthy” eating, or preoccupation with food. As a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in helping teens and adults with eating disorders and body image issues, I am passionate about raising awareness surrounding the warning signs that could indicate that someone is struggling with an eating disorder. There is no guidebook for how to tell if your child is secretly struggling with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. Eating disorders often thrive...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Priory's care plan for anorexic teen Pippa McManus 'inadequate'
Pippa McManus, 15, stepped in front of a train five days after leaving The Priory hospital. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is What Your Teeth Can Reveal About Your Overall Health
The dentist may not be your favorite appointment, but it’s a necessity.  Good oral hygiene saves you from more than just tooth decay, cavities and bad breath. It is critically important because it can help prevent certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. And here’s something else: The state of your teeth, mouth and gums can clue your dentist into other medical issues you may need to address. By examining your mouth, your dentist can identify eating disorders, sleeping problems, anxiety, stress and more. Below are some of the things dentists can see about yo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia sufferer describes her devastating battle
Stephanie Rodas, 28, from New York struggled for 15 years with anorexia. Now she's speaking out about her battle to help others identify their symptoms and get the help she wants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's What Demi Lovato Does When She Has 'Bad Body Image Issue Days'
Demi Lovato is a body positive hero, even when she’s having an off day.  The mental health advocate and constant truth-teller delivered some words of self-love wisdom on Twitter Tuesday. Lovato, who has been open about her struggles with anorexia and bulimia, wrote that whenever she is having a bad body image day, she gives herself an eye-opening reminder.  Sometimes when I'm having bad body image issue days, I remind myself that I'd rather live in freedom from my eating disorder than worry— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 11, 2017 about what people think about my body. I am more than...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa
Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa. However, a recent population study conducted in Finland showed that religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa
(University of Helsinki) Religiosity has been associated with various forms of fasting and self-starvation for thousands of years. Many believe that extreme religiosity can be a risk factor of anorexia nervosa. However, a recent population study conducted in Finland showed that religiosity does not increase the risk of anorexia nervosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Women with celiac disease twice as likely to develop anorexia
A new, large-scale study finds a link between the diagnoses of anorexia nervosa and celiac disease in almost 18,000 Swedish women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

When Advice Crosses the Line
During the process of my son’s recovery from his eating disorder I have received advice from many places. More often than not this advice was helpful and appreciated. Many people have shared with me their tips and creative strategies for managing eating disorders in their homes and many of them I utilized in our own home. There was, of course, that “advice” from friends or family members that was really not very helpful at all. That generally wasn’t advice though. That was usually a very ill-informed statement or comment that would sometimes make me wonder whether it was intended to be helpful at al...
Source: Psych Central - April 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Christina Leigh Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Caregivers Eating Disorders Family Parenting Psychotherapy Treatment dietary needs Family therapy Grief Healthcare Providers Malnutrition Support Group Support Groups unsolicited advice Source Type: news