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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

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