Anti-Infective Drugs Tied to Eating Disorders
The more infections or hospitalizations a girl had, the more likely she was to develop anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Eating Disorders Mental Health and Disorders Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Antibiotics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Infections Source Type: news

Gut Brain Axis
Helicobacter pylori Induced Anxiety and AnorexiaOurPGP9.5 was used as a Hypothalamic Neuronal Marker in this study-Hajime Suzuki, Koji Ataka, Akihiro Asakawa, Kai-Chun Cheng, Miharu Ushikai, Haruki Iwai, Takakazu Yagi, Takeshi Arai, Kinnosuke Yahiro, Katsuhiro Yamamoto, Yoshito Yokoyama, Masayasu Kojima, Toshihiko Yada, Toshiya Hirayama, Norifumi Nakamura& Akio Inui (2019).Helicobacter pylori Vacuolating Cytotoxin A Causes Anorexia and Anxiety via Hypothalamic Urocortin 1 in Mice. Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 6011.Images: Ucn1- and DAPI-positive cells (yellow arrow heads), or Ucn1- and PGP9.5-positive c...
Source: Neuromics - April 17, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Gut-Brain Axis. Hypothalamus Helicobacter pylori Hypothalamic Neurons PGP9.5 Antibody Protein Gene Product 9.5 Source Type: news

International Neuromodulation Society announces 14th World Congress
(International Neuromodulation Society) Researchers from 22 countries will present plenary lectures and nearly 400 abstracts top international research in neuromodulation therapies. New lines of inquiry will be presented about potentially aiding stroke recovery, heart failure, depression, paralysis, cognitive or memory issues, addiction, obesity, and anorexia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Unbelievable' failings in Claire Greaves hospital death
Claire Greaves, who had anorexia and personality disorder, killed herself in a psychiatric unit. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'My anorexia really loved Instagram'
One woman who has overcome anorexia says Instagram didn't cause her eating disorder, but it made it worse. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Go for a run or eat chocolate: A choice dictated by the cannabinoid receptors
Physical inactivity is a common factor in lifestyle diseases - and one that is often linked to the excessive consumption of fatty and/or sugary foods. The opposite scenario of excessive physical activity at the expense of caloric intake can also be harmful, as cases of anorexia nervosa illustrate. These data therefore point to the crucial need to research the neurobiological processes that control the respective motivations for exercise and food intake. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Coping With a Dieting Relative When You ’ re a Recovering Anorexic
I don ’ t give my sister the advice my eating disorder would have given me. Talking to her, I ’ m also talking to myself, dismantling my old ideas about food. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA NOVAK Tags: Weight Anorexia Nervosa Exercise Mental Health and Disorders Food Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Woman who weighed just 4st 6lbs and reveals how a hashtag helped her overcome her anorexia
Megan Crabbe, 25, from Essex, struggled with anorexia as a child. Aged 20, she found the body positive movement and was able to recover from her disease, building a following of over a million (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism-anorexia link 'must be acted on'
One in five women presenting to UK clinics with anorexia may also have autism, research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-Emmerdale star: I was denied care for anorexia. No others should suffer the hell I had
ACTRESS Gemma Oaten says she contemplated suicide and lost 13 years of her life after she was classed not thin enough for clinical help for her anorexia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia recovery: 'I know the darkest of the darkest'
Lara Rebecca, 18, says she knows the "darkest of the darkest" after recovering from her eating disorder. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed.
There is no such thing as a life free of distress. And yet in the distress — by learning to move through it, find strengths that help us cope, and most importantly, not avoid it — we often find the path to growth. This path, from finding escape from the distress of life to finding growth in it, is also the journey that underlies the recovery from an eating disorder. “People with eating disorders, like all people, flourish when they feel a sense of agency,” write authors Laura J. Goodman and Mona Villapiano. In their new book, Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed., Laura J. Good...
Source: Psych Central - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders General Habits Healthy Living Psychology Self-Esteem Self-Help Trauma Treatment Weight Loss books on how to recover from an Source Type: news

Socio-demographic and psychological risk factors for suicidal behavior among individuals with anorexia and bulimia nervosa: a systematic review - Goldstein A, Gvion Y.
OBJECTIVE: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) and is also elevated in bulimia nervosa (BN). We carried out a systematic review in which we analyzed the relationship between AN and/or BN and suicidality... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Persistent low body weight in young kids increases risk for anorexia nervosa later
(University of North Carolina Health Care) A new study has found that a persistent low body mass index (BMI) in children, starting as young as age 2 for boys and 4 for girls, may be a risk factor for the development of anorexia nervosa in adolescence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Recovering anorexic whose weight plummeted to 5st
Mhairi Stewart, 22, of Glasgow, ate just 300 calories a day and spent up to eight hours exercising while battling anorexia. She is now on the road to recovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OCD and Emetophobia
The fear of vomiting, or emetophobia, affects people of all ages. It is often seen in childhood and if left untreated, can become debilitating. It is also known to develop during adulthood, perhaps after an associated experience such as a severe stomach illness or episode of vomiting. The consequences of vomit phobia can be extreme, leading to such things as school refusal, social isolation, and job loss. Emetophobia can also take away any joy in life, hindering travel and leisure activities, romantic relationships, and even pregnancy (afraid of morning sickness). To be clear, emetophobia is not just being afraid of throwi...
Source: Psych Central - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder emetophobia Nausea Ocd Vomiting Source Type: news

Sanders Trust makes $17M Colorado deal
The Sanders Trust expanded its footprint into Colorado with the purchase of a health care property in Denver. The Birmingham-based company acquired a building from Healthcare Realty for $17 million. That brings the Sanders Trust's footprint up to 26 states in the U.S. The sole tenant in the building is Eating Recovery Center (ERC). ERC is a Denver-based health care company that provides treatment of eati ng disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other unspecified eating disorders… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 13, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brent Godwin Source Type: news

Sanders Trust makes $17M Colorado deal
The Sanders Trust expanded its footprint into Colorado with the purchase of a health care property in Denver. The Birmingham-based company acquired a building from Healthcare Realty for $17 million. That brings the Sanders Trust's footprint up to 26 states in the U.S. The sole tenant in the building is Eating Recovery Center (ERC). ERC is a Denver-based health care company that provides treatment of eati ng disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other unspecified eating disorders… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brent Godwin Source Type: news

'My unborn baby saved my life': Anorexic woman survived on just 100 calories a day  
Jade Kyle, 26, from Fife, developed the eating disorder at 14, surviving on just 100 calories a day, but when she fell pregnant in 2016 with daughter Isabella it finally gave her the impetus to recover. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic girl 'would rather die than eat', inquest hears
Anorexic teenager Ellie Long took her own life after being "failed by everyone", an inquest hears. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic mother who spent £94,000 on diet pills and downed 200 laxatives a day
Casey Dunstan, 26, from Wallsend in New South Wales, Australia, became addicted to laxatives and diet pills after giving birth to her son, Nathan, in 2012 – at her worst she spent £300 a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Explore the Genetics of Eating Disorders
Large-scale genomic studies of anorexia and bulimia are turning up clues about the conditions’ development and persistence. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Genetic study of eating disorders could pave way for new treatment
Researchers explore whether genes and early eating habits may trigger disordered eatingResearchers are trying to identify the role genetics and early eating habits play in conditions such asbulimia andanorexia.Eating disorders, which often arise before adulthood,have been increasing in recent yearsand about a quarter of young people report having symptoms, according to MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a research charity.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Eating disorders Health Genetics Mental health Society Bulimia Anorexia Young people UCL (University College London) Education Higher education Medical research Science Biology Children UK news Source Type: news

Research: A third of hospitalized adolescents with life-threatening anorexia are not thin
(University of Melbourne) Health workers are being urged to closely monitor adolescents losing weight after a study of patients with anorexia nervosa found 31 per cent had all the cognitive features and physical complications of the disease without being underweight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To Treat Eating Disorders, It Sometimes Takes Two
Romantic partners of someone with an eating disorder often want to help, but simply don ’ t know how. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY ELLIN Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Mental Health and Disorders Bulimia Weight Anxiety and Stress Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychologists Dating and Relationships Food Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Anorexic ballerina labelled eating disorder a 'demon'
Teaching assistant Megan Brewer, 22, from Lincoln, aspired to tour the world with a professional dance company, but her hobby soon developed into a dangerous obsession. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Disorders and the Brain
Eating disorders are biologically based brain illnesses influenced by environmental and psychological factors. Environmental risk factors for developing an eating disorder include weight and appearance pressures, media messaging, and weight bullying. Biological factors include dieting/food exposure, genetics, neurochemistry, neurobiology, and hormones (notably estrogen). Psychological factors include stress, life transitions, identity, trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use. While risk factors predispose certain individuals to eating disorders, precipitating factors such as significantly altering how one eats or s...
Source: Psych Central - November 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jillian Lampert, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., L.D., F.A.E.D. Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Bullying Children and Teens Eating Disorders Neuroscience Psychology Women's Issues Body Dysmorphia Body Image bulimia. food addiction Source Type: news

WWE's Alexa Bliss: Bodybuilding helped me face anorexia
Alexa Bliss says she was 'saved' from an eating disorder by bodybuilding. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS anorexia shake-up ends six month wait for treatment
Emma Rowe, 20, from London lost two stone over the course of three months after developing an eating disorder but received an appointment with a specialist within three weeks of her a GP referral. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic vegan, 27, who weighed just five stone makes a full recovery thanks to yoga
Lydia Davies, from Surrey, suffered from both anorexia and bulimia after becoming obsessed with losing weight when she turned vegan out of guilt over eating too many Easter eggs in 2010. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music student, 26, has not had a single bite of food in 16 MONTHS after developing a rare condition
Jessica Newman, from Brighton, claims her last solid meal was a chicken katsu curry in June 2017, with her now being forced to be fed via a tube. Doctors initially thought she was anorexic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-injurious behaviour in patients with anorexia nervosa: a quantitative study - Smithuis L, Kool-Goudzwaard N, de Man-van Ginkel JM, van Os-Medendorp H, Berends T, Dingemans A, Claes L, van Elburg AA, van Meijel B.
BACKGROUND: Many patients with an eating disorder report difficulties in regulating their emotions and show a high prevalence of self-injurious behaviour. Several studies have stated that both eating disorder and self-injurious behaviour help emotion regul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Anorexic girl's porridge passion 'saved her life'
The hearty breakfast staple became Madeleine Harris's favourite food during her recovery from anorexia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why my bones are crumbling at 27
Lizzie Porter was anorexic throughout her teens, and the years of starvation have left a permanent imprint. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health: Five hour journey for anorexia help
One teenage girl has to travel five hours to London to get treatment for anorexia due to a lack of Welsh services. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disorder-specific attachment characteristics and experiences of childhood abuse and neglect in adolescents with anorexia nervosa and a major depressive episode - Gander M, Sevecke K, Buchheim A.
For the first time, the present study investigates disorder-specific attachment characteristics and childhood trauma in adolescent inpatients with anorexia nervosa (n  = 30, girls/boys: 28/2, age: M = 14.84, SD = 1.20), a major depressive episode (n ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anorexic woman Kristina Karyagina who weighs just 38lbs
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Kristina Karyagina, from Barnaul in south-central Russia, was warned by a specialist the only way of being cured is by learning to laugh at herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model, 29, whose weight dropped when she had anorexia reveals how she gave up diets for dream body
Sydney born fitness model, Hattie Boydle, 29, is lucky to be alive after weighing just 26 kilos when she had anorexia. Now, she has revealed she has given up diets to achieve her dream body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Esketamine NDA Filed; Anorexia Tx Disappoints; Bipolar Depression Drug Wins
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Anorexia is much harder to treat than previously thought
Stuart Murray, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, has just completed the largest study ever on anorexia treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic figure skater was weeks from death after dropping to 74lbs
At 16, Nicole Rossi, from Michigan, started becoming more conscious of what she ate in the belief 'clean' foods would help her training. Now 21, Ms Rossi would get by on just an apple a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Looking Past Dementia Reveals Hidden Life Threats
Conclusion Acute delirium is commonly underdiagnosed, and can be masked by chronic alterations in cognition and mentation. Delirium has many causes, and can be assessed using the acronym DELIRIUM. The most common presentations suggesting delirium over dementia are short-term memory loss, rapid fluctuation in condition, acute alteration, and a condition present that may be responsible for delirium. Management includes searching for causes of acute alteration in mental status, negating environmental factors of delirium, and—only when necessary—reducing the patient’s threat to themselves or providers by usin...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - 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