Meg Sheppard claims contraceptive implant triggered an anorexia battle
Meg Freeman, 27, from Hertfordshire, described how she suffered from mood changes and aggression after having the implant inserted into her arm. She also became 'obsessed' with exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking Past Dementia Reveals Hidden Life Threats
You and your partner just went into service when the radio begins to chirp, “Unit 10, respond Code 3 to Seniorville Nursing Facility for an 85-year-old female with altered mental status.” You kick the truck into gear and are quickly on scene. The patient’s nurse tells you that the patient has been at the facility for three days for rehabilitation after a hip replacement that occurred one week ago. The patient was initially OK, but over the last 24 hours has been anorexic (i.e., not eating), agitated and is refusing to allow healthcare providers to assess her. Her condition has become so severe that they b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph K. Mesches, NRP, FP-C Tags: Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?
Sustainable weight loss. Protection from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Improved brain health. Enhanced physical fitness and strength. It seems like every week, researchers turn up some new and profound benefit associated with intermittent fasting: eating schedules that incorporate regular periods of low or no food consumption. By eating normally for several days a week and eating much less on the others, a person may be able to shift her body’s cellular and metabolic processes in ways that promote optimal health. And experts who study intermittent fasting say that while many blanks still need to be filled in, s...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Personal Health: Recognizing Eating Disorders in Time to Help
Experts say an eating disorder should not be considered normal adolescent behavior, and they urge adults to try to stop the problem before it becomes entrenched. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Eating Disorders Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Weight Mental Health and Disorders Parenting Source Type: news

Researchers develop model on how brain reward response may impact anorexia nervosa
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that the brain's response to taste stimuli is linked to high anxiety and a drive for thinness that could play a role in driving anorexia nervosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mother-of-two reveals how she overcame anorexia to have children
Olivia Cooper, 31, from Buckinghamshire, was admitted to hospital for 12 months as a teenager. She said her turning point came when she realised she wanted her own family. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Why does my scalp hurt if I brush my hair or shower?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on a conditional called occipital neuralgia and the treatments for eating disorder anorexia nervosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noises determine how large people think they are and could combat body dysmorphia, study finds
A study by University College London found playing a noise determines how big people think they are, which could benefit people suffering from anorexia, as well as Parkinson's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Clever genes' may also lead to autism, anorexia and bipolar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  and Harvard researchers conducted the largest ever investigation into genetic links between 25 brain disorders. They delved into the genomes of one million patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The relationship between body mass index, binge eating disorder and suicidality - Brown KL, LaRose JG, Mezuk B.
BACKGROUND: While restrictive and compensatory eating disorders (e.g. anorexia and bulimia) are associated with elevated risk of suicide, less is known about binge eating disorder (BED). There is suggestive evidence of a U-shaped relationship between body ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Anorexic teenager from Gothenburg doubles her body weight
Amanda Kristiansen, 18,   from Gothenburg, Sweden, was just 11 years old when she started to struggle with anorexia - but she has since beaten her demons and doubled her weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia dancer survived on 300 calories a day
Dance teaching assistant, Sasha-Louise Szymczak, 21, from Birmingham saw her weight drop to just  7st 8lbs when she started surviving on just 300 calories a day and exercising for hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in the United States
(Elsevier) Biological Psychiatry has published a new study revising the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States. The new estimates were based on a nationally representative sample of 36,309 adults -- the largest national sample of US adults ever studied. The findings estimate that 0.80 percent of US adults will be affected by anorexia nervosa in their lifetime; 0.28 percent will be affected by bulimia nervosa; and 0.85 percent will be affected by binge eating disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep Disturbance Common With Anorexia or Bulimia Sleep Disturbance Common With Anorexia or Bulimia
Women with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia may also experience significant trouble sleeping, suggests a small study in Egypt.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Anorexic would starve herself for TEN DAYS before going on a binge  
Sierra Rock, 22, from Vancouver, has revealed how she became trapped in a vicious cycle of not eating anything for days, before bingeing for a day. She says her issues about food began as a child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia sufferer whose weight plummeted to six stone
Charlotte Stuart, 22 from Brighton, exercised for up to six hours a day at the height of her illness, surviving on a diet of chick peas and drinking little water - leaving her severely dehydrated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bone Impairment Differs Between Anorexia Nervosa and Athletic Amenorrhea Bone Impairment Differs Between Anorexia Nervosa and Athletic Amenorrhea
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Broccoli For Clean Carotids; Anorexia Arrhythmia; CANTOS Mechanism
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Establishing benefit of emotion-focused, carer-based interventions for adolescents with anorexia nervosa
Family-based interventions are considered a mainstay of treatment for adolescents with AN. Although family-based therapy has provided the greatest evidence base, clinicians employ a variety of treatment methods for AN, and fidelity to the first-line approach varies considerably.1 Primary outcomes of studies of adolescent AN are typically limited to patients; little research exists on how carers influence outcomes, and how family dynamics interact with and, in complex cases, potentially maintain the illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multifamily therapy may add to the effectiveness of single-family therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa
Family therapy for anorexia nervosa (FT-AN) currently has the strongest evidence base for the treatment of medically stable adolescents; however, many adolescents treated with FT-AN do not respond.1 Efforts are therefore being directed at improving FT-AN through adjuncts and adaptations. Multifamily therapy for AN (MFT-AN) is a FT-AN informed treatment in which 5-7 families attend day treatment together. MFT has shown promise in open trials,2 3 but until now no randomised trial has been conducted. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major League Baseball reveals anorexia and bulimia battle
Mike Marjama, 28, catcher for the Seattle Mariners baseball team, shared his story of overcoming eating disorders that began in middle school in a short documentary released this week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychological impairment as a predictor of suicide ideation in individuals with anorexia nervosa - Bodell LP, Cheng Y, Wildes JE.
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder characterized by severe food restriction resulting in low body weight and an intense fear of gaining weight. This disorder has one of the highest suicide rates of any psychiatric illness; however, few studies hav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Genetic Variations Impacting Empathy Tied to Psych Issues
Positive correlations of genetic variations with Empathy Quotient, risk for schizophrenia, anorexia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Book Review: Out Of The Madhouse
Michael Maitland suffered from clinical depression, anxiety, and anorexia so severe that it landed him in the emergency room with a collapsed lung. In his new book, Out Of The Madhouse: An Insider’s Guide To Managing Depression and Anxiety, which he co-wrote with his father, Michael takes us inside his journey – through journal entries – from suicidal to recovery. “I can’t really believe how I managed to get this bad. At university (2007-2010), I slowly started to notice I didn’t feel right. I began staying in more, not seeing people, and struggling with how I felt about myself. As my se...
Source: Psych Central - March 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anorexia Anxiety Book Reviews Depression Treatment managing anxiety Managing Depression out of the madhouse Source Type: news

Anorexic teenagers in England being refused NHS treatment
Health trusts across England are refusing to refer patients to eating disorder clinics unless their body mass index is below a certain level, the Care Quality Commission has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test May Distinguish Anorexia From'Constitutional Thinness'Blood Test May Distinguish Anorexia From'Constitutional Thinness '
A simple and inexpensive blood test may differentiate anorexia nervosa from constitutional thinness in cases in which psychological criteria are insufficient.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Charli Howard: Is this really a 'plus-size' model?
Charli Howard went from being an anorexic teenager to a campaigner for body positivity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tom Rebair wins ambassador award after overcoming anorexia
Tom Rebair has won a Prince's Trust award for turning his life around after developing anorexia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forest Town anorexia survivor reveals how she turned her life around
Leana Dennis, 19, of Notts, dropped from 10 stone to 6 stone 1lb at her lowest when the illness really took hold at university where she struggled with her self-image. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Outcomes Common With Childhood Anorexia Nervosa
High rates of chronicity and psychiatric comorbidity also seen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Twins who struggled with anorexia feel confident again
Allison Ferrante (left) and business owner Emily Seelman (right), both 27, from Pennsylvania, struggled with disordered eating before finding a comfortable balance with food and exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I could've recovered from anorexia sooner'
A woman says it was only when she had therapy as an adult that she started to recover from anorexia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Being Ana
“What if I let go of it? What part of me will die?  Why can I not let go of it for anything? What part of me does this disorder define?  Who will I be without it? What will I be?  Where will I be?” These words are just a snippet of the thoughts captured in Shani Raviv’s journal, years into her anorexia. This journal entry captures the questions that readers may experience while reading her memoir. They also aptly depict the internal struggle that Raviv felt over the course of her illness. Raviv’s memoir, Being Ana: A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa chronicles her journey into and out ...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caroline Comeaux Lee Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Family Substance Abuse anorexia book anorexia nervosa book memoir about anorexia Source Type: news

Book Review: It ’ s Not What You ’ re Eating, It ’ s What ’ s Eating You
We live in a weight-obsessed world. Not only are we exposed to a constant barrage of images of the “perfect body,” but when it comes to attaining it we tend to focus on all the wrong things. We cut our carbohydrate intake, follow any exercise program that promises quick results, and even resort to fasting if we have to – all to attain the body that promises happiness. But, according to Shari Brady, a licensed professional counselor who specializes in eating disorders and is herself recovered from anorexia, achieving freedom from eating disorders starts with stopping the focus on food as the answer to life...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders Parenting Self-Help Treatment Weight Loss Carbohydrate Intake Losing Weight Source Type: news

Tallulah Self, 18, was in hospital with anorexia
Film-maker Tallulah Self said a calorie-counting campaign was sending out a negative message to those living with eating disorders. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-PTSD and Eating Disorders
As a relatively new and still poorly recognized concept, few people come to therapy identifying as suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). As a rule, a diagnosis of C-PTSD comes only after the process of self-discovery in therapy has begun. When people suffering from C-PTSD are referred to a therapist, or decide to seek help for themselves, it is usually because they are seeking help for one of its symptoms, including dissociative episodes, problems forming relationships, and alcohol or substance abuse. One of the more common issues that leads to the discovery of C-PTSD is the presence of an eating ...
Source: Psych Central - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Loneliness Psychology PTSD Trauma Treatment affect regulation Bingeing Body Image C-PTSD Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma complex posttraumatic stress di Source Type: news

Voices: When Anorexics Grow Up
Adults with eating disorders aren ’ t represented in pop culture and news outlets, so I assumed we were either supposed to outgrow it or die. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA FOGARTY Tags: Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorders Mental Health and Disorders Weight Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may reduce eating disorder symptoms in transgender people
(University of Nottingham) New research has shown that receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) can help to reduce the feelings of body dissatisfaction associated with eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia in transgender people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sophia Ellis beat anorexia to become a fitness blogger
Art student Sophia Ellis, 21, from South London, developed orthorexia when she was in sixth form, which spiralled into anorexia when she left home to go to college in Brighton. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geriatric Anorexia Nervosa Geriatric Anorexia Nervosa
This case of a 66-year-old woman with anorexia nervosa underscores the need to recognize eating disorders among older people, which can be associated with significant psychiatric comorbidities.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Anorexic says Instagram recovery accounts saved her
GRAPHIC CONTENT: Emelle Lewis, 22, from Huddersfield, started losing weight at 15 after thinking she was too 'fat' to get a boyfriend. Her spiral into anorexia saw her hospitalised seven times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients
This is the report from an investigation that found 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. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medics trivialise anorexia and girls like Averil, 19
Nothing that anyone can say or do will bring Averil Hart back, writes DR MAX PEMBERTON. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic student starved to death by NHS care  
Averil Hart, 19, from Sudbury in Suffolk, was let down by every part of the organisation that should have cared for her, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic student Averil Hart 'let down' by NHS
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen with anorexia 'failed by every NHS body' before death
An ombudsman calls for urgent action after Averil Hart died months after starting at university. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic student Averil Hart 'failed by every NHS body'
University student Averil Hart's family say she starved herself to death in 10 weeks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS eating disorder services badly failing patients
Health service ombudsman publishes damning report into young woman ’s death from anorexia Related items fromOnMedica Bulimia nervosa Anorexia nervosa Eating disorders in women more common during midlife than expected Charity says GPs 'failing' patients with eating disorders Big rise in male hospital admissions due to eating disorders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lower Microbial Diversity in the Gut in Anorexia Nervosa
Alpha diversity lower in anorexia nervosa, obese participants versus other groups; highest for athletes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news