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'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

Anorexia nervosa, depression and suicidal thoughts among Chinese adolescents: a national school-based cross-sectional study - Lian Q, Zuo X, Mao Y, Luo S, Zhang S, Tu X, Lou C, Zhou W.
BACKGROUND: Although there is much literature on adolescent suicide, combined effects of depression and anorexia nervosa on suicide were rarely investigated. The aims of this study are to examine the association between anorexia nervosa and suicidal though... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identify Risk Factors for Anorexia
HealthDay News) -- Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that's triggered by the misperception that a person is overweight. This causes the person to eat less, triggering dangerous weight loss. People tend to develop anorexia in their teens or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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