Maidstone student who was hospitalised with anorexia aged TWELVE charts recovery
Alice Cachia, 21, from Maidstone, Kent, plummeted to five-and-a-half stone at the height of her illness. She now refuses to weigh herself and loves eating cake and chocolate biscuits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student who was hospitalised with anorexia aged TWELVE charts her recovery with selfies to prove 'food doesn't own her' after a ten-year battle
Alice Cachia, 21, from Maidstone, Kent, plummeted to five-and-a-half stone at the height of her illness. She now refuses to weigh herself and loves eating cake and chocolate biscuits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Mind the Gap
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: February 21-27, 2016 A few days ago, I was swiveling back and forth in the beauty salon chair, paging through the latest issue of Vogue, and waiting for the timer to ping! so that my stylist could wash the purple-that-turns-black dye from my hair. My gray strands aren't like Emmylou Harris's silvery waterfall, but more wiry crone variety. For better or worse, I fight time, and, added bonus, at the salon I read all the glossy magazines that I don't buy for myself in the forty minutes it takes for the dye's transformative magic to work. Except this time, as I flipped the pages, what ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 21-27)
This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Why focus the focus on eating disorders? According to the National Association of Anorexia and Related Disorders (ANAD),  over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives.  ANAD also reports that eating disorders are the number one fatal mental health disorder. Mortality rates can vary and part of the reason why is that the causes of reported deaths are often listed for complications (organ failure, malnutrit...
Source: Dragonfly - February 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Hospital Held Hostage; Pay for Primary Care; Autism and Anorexia
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Blogger documents her anorexia recovery with before and after photos on Instagram
Claire Mercer, 20, from Adelaide, Australia, whose weight dropped to four stone, now counsels British girls online. She posts photos on Instagram to help others with eating disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recovering anorexic opens Jessica's Patisserie in Bolton, Manchester
Jessica Humphreys, 20, from Bolton, Manchester was referred to a psychiatric unit after her weight fell below six stone. Now healthy she opened her own bakery Jessica's Patisserie this month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Would It Be Like to Live for a Day as...
Learn what it's like to be anorexic in this fictional account of a person who's obsessing about weight, avoiding food, and exercising too much. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - February 15, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Authors: eatingdisorders.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Mother's outrage as school nurses brand her four-year-old daughter FAT
Samantha Stroud, 29, of Exmouth, Devon, is furious that daughter Honey-Rose, has been branded as overweight based on her BMI score. She says 'body shaming' a young girl can trigger anorexia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic Charlotte Amos told she had two weeks to live while on 50 calories a day
Charlotte Amos, from Torbay, Devon, began losing weight aged 11 because school bullies mocked her with cruel taunts when she ate, calling her a 'pig'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When a Loved One with Anorexia Does Not Believe...
One of the most troublesome symptoms of anorexia nervosa and other restrictive eating disorders is the sufferer’s belief that they are not ill. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - February 7, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Weight loss in middle age: A warning sign of dementia?
ConclusionThis study has investigated the association between weight change in midlife and the risk of MCI in older age. The study found that participants who developed MCI in later life experienced a slightly greater weight loss per decade in middle age than those who did not. This effect was seen in the group as a whole and for men, but was not significant for women. The main thing to note is that the researchers are not trying to blame the weight change itself on the increased risk of MCI, just that it could be a marker. The researchers suggest that weight loss may have been due to what is called the "anorexia of a...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Older people Mental health Source Type: news

How losing weight in middle age 'could be a sign of dementia'
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota suspect that dwindling appetite and weight-loss in middle age - a problem known as ‘anorexia of ageing’ - may be a precursor to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: An Eating Disorder in People With Diabetes
Diabulimia occurs when people with Type 1 diabetes manipulate their insulin in order to purge calories, much as someone with bulimia might induce vomiting. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 1, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Weight Bulimia Insulin Diabetes Live Featured Source Type: news

Well: An Eating Disorder in People With Diabetes
Diabulimia occurs when people with Type 1 diabetes manipulate their insulin in order to purge calories, much as someone with bulimia might induce vomiting. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Weight Bulimia Insulin Diabetes Live Featured Source Type: news

Well: An Eating Disorder in People With Diabetes
Diabulimia occurs when people with Type 1 diabetes manipulate their insulin in order to purge calories, much as someone with bulimia might induce vomiting. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 1, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Weight Bulimia Insulin Diabetes Live Featured Source Type: news

Study Confirms Eating Disorders’ Deadly Toll
Those with anorexia 5 times more at risk of early death; bulimia also increases the risk, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Study Confirms Eating Disorders' Deadly Toll
Those with anorexia 5 times more at risk of early death; bulimia also increases the risk, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Eating Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Five Simple Questions May Indicate You...
The simple five-question SCOFF Questionnaire can identify people who may have anorexia or bulimia, priming them to reach out for professional help. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - January 29, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Graduate obsessed with getting a 'thigh gap' exercised for three hours a day and shrank to 6st - but was forced into recovery after her skeletal frame made her mother cry
Kirsty Bonnick, 22, from Berkshire, became obsessed with Instagram pictures of 'tiny' women. Her excessive exercising led to her being diagnosed with anorexia athletica. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lots of People with Anorexia Nervosa Are...
Many people with anorexia nervosa are perfectionists. Learn how this personality trait can impact eating disorders, both before and after recovery. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - January 26, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Here's What to Expect If You're Hospitalized...
Hospitalization for anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders may sound frightening, but it can be life-saving in some cases. Learn what to expect. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - January 26, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Who Knew?
I saw the astounding news today that scientists believe a ninth planet has been found, which they are calling, mundanely, "Planet Nine."{1} As I was reading about the evidence for this yet-unseen ninth planet, I thought to myself, "Wait a minute. Aren't there already nine planets?" I started listing them off, like you do when you're trying to remember the seven dwarves or the nine members of the Supreme Court: Earth, obviously; Mars; Venus; Saturn; Neptune; Uranus, that one's hard to forget; Pluto; Jupiter; and the one I always do forget, Mercury. That's nine. So, how can this new planet be the ninth? ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Thriving After Bullying: A True Story
People who meet me today often don't believe that I was a victim of bullying for most of my young life. From the age of about 10 until I switched schools at the age of 17, I was teased mercilessly by the "cool" kids. The taunts ranged from the banal (like making fun of my clothes... one that jumps to mind was the "bronze condom jacket," a not-so-clever or apt descriptor for a Speedo windbreaker that I wore a total of one time), to traumatic (the boy who I had a crush on for years asked me on a date so that he could stand me up at the roller-skating rink). I was lucky enough (*insert sarcasm here*) to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Skinny' Mom Offers Different Perspective On Body Shaming
A Kentucky mom's powerful blog post is offering a new perspective in the conversation about postpartum body image. Photographer and blogger Ashley Glass wrote a post titled, "Thunder Thighs or Skinny Mini: The Truths Behind Body Shaming," in which she shares her own personal body image journey and offers some advice to her fellow moms and society as a whole. Explaining that she's always been "the small girl," Glass begins her post with descriptions of the unkind labels and nicknames people always used to describe her "surfboard" figure. She then describes how her body changed with pregnan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who battled anorexia furious after son branded overweight
Emily McKenzie, 37, from Bath, who battled anorexia for 15 years when her school nurse described her as overweight has been left furious after her active four-year-old son Jack was labelled fat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic given just 48 hours to live makes remarkable recovery
Gemma Walker, 22, from the Gold Coast, was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and bulimia aged 14. She has shared her shocking photographs to inspire other people with eating disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia Nervosa in Individuals of Higher Weights
Restrictive eating disorders, those characterized by dietary restriction or weight loss, can manifest in individuals at higher weights (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - January 13, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Authors: eatingdisorders.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Inside the Mindset of an Eating Disorder
Trigger warning Panic. My mind begins to race as I stand in the doorway of the kitchen. I don't want to be in this familiar spot. This paradoxical heaven and hell, just on the brink of relief and pain. My bare feet touch the floor as my eyes wander. Refrigerator. Enemy. Snack pantry. Enemy. Mind. Enemy. I turn to leave when I hear the familiar turn of the key in the door. My accountability has arrived home. Skipping this snack won't be as easy, not with the "police" around. I can refuse, no one will force me. But that's one step closer to a fate I'd like to avoid; a fate of hospitals and force feeding, of answeri...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen overcomes anorexia through yoga
When people ask 16-year-old Maris Degener why she was hospitalized for three weeks at the age of 13, she sometimes tells them it was a "heart thing" or because of dehydration. The truth carries a deeper mental and physical pain: It was anorexia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child & Adolescent Mental Health: A Practical, All-in-One Guide
Those who work with troubled or special needs kids often find themselves challenged not just to understand why some children behave the way they do, but how best to treat them. Enter Jess P. Shatkin’s new book, Child & Adolescent Mental Health: A Practical, All-in-One Guide. Organized much like the DSM, Shatkin, who is an associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics at the NYU Child Study Center, explores the etiology, prevalence, course, and treatment of each of the major mental disorders of childhood and adolescence. Providing an unrivaled composition of data — and ...
Source: Psych Central - January 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Children and Teens Disorders General Professional Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment a practical all in one guide anxiety in children books for child psychologists books for clinicians books Source Type: news

5 Signs That Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder
In today's diet-saturated and fitness-obsessed culture, it may be difficult to tell what is behind your teen's sudden desire to lose weight or newfound interest in "healthy" eating. As a parent it can be challenging to discern whether you teenager is suffering from an eating disorder, especially because these disorders often thrive on secrecy and silence. The following are some common warning signs that may signify that your teenager is struggling with an eating disorder. 1. Eating rituals or strange eating behaviors. One sign to look out for is if you teen has started to adopt eating rituals or strange eating ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Body of Truth
My friend’s husband once said I’d be a great catch if I would just “lose a little more weight.” I was surprised by his comment, particularly since he carries around a spare tire and since I am healthy (and happy) in size. Unfortunately, he, like many others, believes that being a stick is a pre-requisite to being a “great catch.” Now, after reading Harriet Brown’s Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight — and What We Can Do about It, I want us all to eradicate this kind of bizarre commentary and judgment. Body of Truth is hard to descr...
Source: Psych Central - December 24, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stephanie Kotelnicki Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition General Healthy Living Personal Stories Policy and Advocacy Psychology Weight Loss Women's Issues americas diet industry anorexia in america being skinny isnt healthy Source Type: news

When Depression Is The First Sign Of A Brain Tumor
The 54-year-old patient was physically weaker, had stopped showing interest in her past hobbies and was spending more and more time in bed. She said she was feeling irritable, lacked willpower and blamed herself for not being effective at work. Her husband also mentioned problems with her memory.   After running lab tests on her and finding no abnormality, her doctors suspected the cause was psychological and prescribed different antidepressants, one after another, when they failed to work. But it turned out that the woman, who at that point had suffered from unexplained, untreatable depression for six months, had sev...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

When Depression Is The First Sign Of A Brain Tumor
The 54-year-old patient was physically weaker, had stopped showing interest in her past hobbies and was spending more and more time in bed. She said she was feeling irritable, lacked willpower and blamed herself for not being effective at work. Her husband also mentioned problems with her memory.   After running lab tests on her and finding no abnormality, her doctors suspected the cause was psychological and prescribed different antidepressants, one after another, when they failed to work. But it turned out that the woman, who at that point had suffered from unexplained, untreatable depression for six months, had sev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic Kaitlyn Davidson gains three stone to compete in bikini contests
Kaitlyn Davidson, 23, from Sydney, Australia, was 72lb at her lowest weight and in constant pain. She was able to recover, gaining three stone and has competed in a fitness contest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French ban on anorexic models requires models to have doctor's note to work
Fashion models will need to bring a doctor's note assuring employers they are healthy to help curb anorexia rates and promote healthier body images. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - December 21, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

A call to regulate starvation of 'Paris thin' models
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Prohibiting runway models from participating in fashion shows or photo shoots if they are dangerously thin would go a long way toward preventing serious health problems among young women -- including anorexia nervosa and death from starvation -- according to experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kids Find Help for Anorexia More Often Than 'Pro-Ana' Posts on YouTube
Title: Kids Find Help for Anorexia More Often Than 'Pro-Ana' Posts on YouTubeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/16/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 17, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Kids Find Help for Anorexia More Often Than ‘Pro-Ana’ Posts on YouTube
Social media analysis uncovers some good news (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 16, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Kids Find Help for Anorexia More Often Than 'Pro-Ana' Posts on YouTube
Social media analysis uncovers some good news Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eating Disorders, Internet Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault
This is an interview with Caitlin Lanier, who has pioneered several trauma-sensitive yoga programs in the Boise, Idaho area -- including one at a domestic violence shelter, and two at local universities for survivors of sexual assault (Boise State and College of Idaho). She also trains local yoga teachers on the neuroscience of trauma, and how to integrate trauma-sensitive practices into their teaching. She has woven breathing techniques and mindfulness into a weekly support group for survivors of domestic violence that she co-leads with a licensed clinical social worker. Rob: How has the awareness gained practicing yoga g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICYMI: 'Geek Psychology' And Anorexia's Place In Literary Fiction
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read two unusual pieces that expanded the way we think about disordered eating. One article explored the cultural factors stacked up against women from immigrant families with eating disorders -- particularly the mismatch between parents forcing food on them (while simultaneously expecting them to be slim), and the pervasive misconception that anorexia is a white woman's problem. The other, a first-person essay, took a deep dive into anorexia's role in literature and history, shining a light on writing by "glamorous" female anorexics -- from S...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic Elle Lietzow reveals how she nearly died death after not eating for a week
Elle Lietzow, from Melbourne, then 17, refused to let even a drop of water touch her lips at the height of her struggle with anorexia. Her weight plummeted to under five- and-a-half stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food, the Holidays & the Truth about Eating Disorders
Think about your favorite holiday food. Maybe pecan pie, maybe roast beef, maybe stuffing, maybe sugar cookies. Let’s say you are hungry. Think about eating that food right now. Do you feel excitement? Pleasure? Anxiety? Internal conflict? Guilt? Are you thinking about the calories? The grams of fat? Carbs? Whether you exercised enough today and are allowed to eat it? If you ate this food, how long would your feelings about it last? Would you feel guilt all day? Would the anxiety about eating it linger and affect your mood? Would you feel fat or uncomfortable in your own skin? Think about your friends or family memb...
Source: Psych Central - December 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Danielle B. Grossman, MFT Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders General Healthy Living Holiday Coping Phobias Psychology Weight Loss Anxiety dieting dinner with the family eating too much Fear Food Source Type: news

'Hypnosis cured my eating disorder' Anorexia sufferer ends six-year battle
HYPNOSIS has cured a horrifying eating disorder by unearthing the moment in the sufferer's teens that triggered her six-year battle with the illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Uber Headquarters, Project HEAL Raises More Than $500,000 To Fight Eating Disorders
Recovering from an eating disorder is an often long, painful and difficult journey. But what many people don’t know is that it is also an extremely expensive one. It is estimated that 30 million Americans struggle with eating disorders and that it is the mental illness with the highest mortality rate. Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran met while in treatment for their eating disorders as young teenagers. By the time they were 15, they vowed to do something to help others with the same disease who didn’t have the money to pay for treatment. They founded Project HEAL in 2008 and have since sent 36 patients to tr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Factors Influence Whether You'll Fully...
Several factors influence whether you'll fully recover from anorexia nervosa. Learn what these factors are, and how they might affect your treatment. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - December 5, 2015 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

The gender gap in sports injuries
If you’ve watched any football this fall, you’ve probably seen some exciting games, some spectacular plays, and unfortunately, some major injuries. From what you see at the game or on television, you might think that sports injuries are more common among male than female athletes. That may be true for college and NFL football players, since nearly all are male. But, women are actually more prone than men to suffer many of the most common sports-related injuries. There are a variety of reasons for this “gender gap,” and there is much about it that remains uncertain. But the recognition of this gap ha...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - December 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Shmerling, M.D. Tags: Exercise and Fitness Health Pain Management Women's Health ACL ACL tear athletic injuries ligament tear Source Type: news

How I Choose Happiness
For the longest, I didn't see the light. I only saw the dark, the shadows. I was lost in the forest. I struggled with chronic headaches, depression, self-hate, chronic muscle pains, eating disorders, trauma from being abused growing up, and so on. I desperately wanted to heal. I just wanted to be happy, healthy and free. I wanted happiness, health and freedom so badly that I forgot to think about what these words meant. I imagined happiness, health and freedom as a destination, where I arrive and I will have nothing else to do, but to soak on the sun and hang my feet by the ocean. I imagined it as a permanent destination...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news