Anorexic girls 'feel too fat to fit through a doorway': Research shows sufferers think they are far fatter than they are
Young women with the eating disorder turned side-on to get though a gap when it was 40 per cent wider than their shoulders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic Individuals' Disturbed Body Image Influences Unconscious Movements
Distorted image of own body alters anorexic individuals' active movements Individuals suffering from anorexia nervosa perceive their bodies as being larger than they are and this disturbed body representation affects their movements, according to research published May 29 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Anouk Keizer and colleagues from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Previous studies of anorexia nervosa have largely focused on patients' disturbed perception of body image... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Fat Talk and Your Self-Image
Are you a fat talker? You are if you're constantly talking negatively about your body’s shape and size. Research shows how fat talk can make even a normal-weight woman feel dissatisfied and shameful about her body. The good news is that fat talk doesn’t have to hurt you, as long as you know how to challenge it. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 28, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Happiness Health adolescence adolescents anorexia being overweight body dissatisfaction Body image body image issues college mental health college women early adulthood glorification guilt Health Tips Source Type: news

Mother who once weighed six stone and was close to being anorexic fights back to become one of Britain's strongest women
Rachel Hobbs, 23, of Guildford, Surrey, fell to just 84 pounds before she unexpectedly fell pregnant five years ago but said the birth of her son changed her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How did our relationship with food all go so wrong?
When she came out the other side of a 10-year battle with anorexia Emma Woolf looked around and found, to her horror, that a dysfunctional relationship with food had become the new female norm. In a new book she investigates the insidious binge-purge cycle of the modern diet     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome
When you look in the mirror do you feel like you're somehow flawed? It's time to bring a little self-acceptance, self-love, and self-appreciation to that image.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 24, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Mary E. Pritchard, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Health Self-Help anorexia nervosa assumption body shape clothes daily basis diets fear feeling less than good friend humpty dumpty implants losing weight love medical advantages mirror pills self-acceptance Sel Source Type: news

Eating disorders on the rise in UK
Eating disorder incidence in the UK is increasing, with more cases that do not reach the threshold for either anorexia or bulimia, a study published in BMJ Open suggests Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - May 21, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Men Nutrition Women Family health Mental health Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Anorexia: One in ten teenage girls has an eating disorder and boys as young as ten are also at risk
Experts said that the young under increasing pressure to ‘be perfect and look perfect’ with research showing the highest rates of new eating disorders are among girls aged 15 to 19 and boys aged ten to 14. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Incidence Of Eating Disorders Is Increasing In The UK
The increase is due to more cases of eating disorder not otherwise specified rather than rises in either bulimia or anorexia More people are being diagnosed with eating disorders every year and the most common type is not either of the two most well known--bulimia or anorexia--but eating disorders not otherwise specified (eating disorders that don't quite reach the threshold to be defined as anorexia or bulimia), shows a study published online in BMJ Open... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Springer to collaborate with the Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders
(Springer) Springer and the Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders (Società Italiana per lo Studio dei Disturbi del Comportamento Alimentare - SISDCA) have agreed to a five-year collaboration to publish the quarterly journal Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, starting in 2013 with Volume 18. As the official journal of SISDCA, it will be available exclusively in electronic format on SpringerLink. It was formerly published by Kurtis Editrice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How to Eat Well and Influence People
Food celebrity Mark Bittman lost weight and wrote a book about dieting for health. But his message speaks directly to people struggling with eating disorders: Make rules but don't be rigid; enjoy your food. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 14, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sheila Himmel Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Happiness Health anorexia binge eating Body image bulimia cholesterol cookbooks diet plan dietary restrictions fat food movement food network fried foods Gwyneth Paltrow latin origin mantle mark Source Type: news

Binge Eating Disorder: A Diagnosis for Healing
Less understood than anorexia and bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder will soon receive an official diagnosis. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Results Improved For Those With Persistent Anorexia By Rethinking Treatment Goals
A new, multinational randomized clinical trial has found that patients with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa will not only stick with treatments but also make significant improvements with just a slight modification of the standard goals and methods of treatment. More than 85 percent of those who enrolled in the trial completed treatment - almost three times the usual retention rate. After eight months of outpatient treatment, patients in both treatment groups reported improved quality of life, reduced symptoms of mood disorders and enhanced social adjustment... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

The Obesity Myth: Part 2
Many people need to lose weight and take more care of their diet and health. However at least as many people need to stop worrying about their weight and living in a house built on body shame and self-hatred.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 9, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Happiness Health 24 years anorexia nervosa bad medicine barrage Body image causes of death criticism critique death rate deaths diet industry diet medicine diet programs dieting females health ri Source Type: news

Learn from my daughter's eating disorder
My daughter Catharine died after a four-year fight with anorexia nervosa. As a doctor and father, here's what I want parents to know. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spot child's eating disorder
My daughter Catharine died after a four-year fight with anorexia nervosa. As a doctor and father, here's what I want parents to know. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valproate Migraine Drugs During Pregnancy Bad For Baby's IQ
Using migraine prevention valproate sodium drugs during pregnancy can cause offspring to have a lower IQ, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned yesterday. Sodium valproate is an anticonvulsant prescribed by doctors for the treatment of migraine, bipolar disorder, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa and epilepsy. The FDA is contraindicating valproate drugs for the prevention of migraine headaches for pregnant women. Contraindicated means it should never be used... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Rethinking treatment goals improves results for those with persistent anorexia
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Patients with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa not only stuck with treatments in a clinical trial but also made significant improvements with just a slight modification of the standard goals and methods of care. More than 85 percent of those who enrolled completed treatment. They reported improved quality of life, mood and social adjustment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

When the Healers Are Hurting: Understanding Eating Disorders
Health care professionals with eating disorders can go "under the radar." They often self-treat and family and friends do not detect a problem until the situation has been going on for some time. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 29, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Carolyn C. Ross, M.D., M.P.H. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders anorexia binge eating disorder bulimia care settings compassion fatigue disordered eating doctors healers health health care professionals health consequences intense competition intensive care medi Source Type: news

Taking Valproate While Pregnant Raises Autism Risk
Researchers have found that pregnant women who take the drug valproate (for epilepsy) could be at an increased risk of giving birth to a child with autism, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA. Valproate is also prescribed for migraine, panic attack, anorexia nervosa, anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, as well as some other psychiatric conditions... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

Eating Disorders? 'Diet Mom' is Back
Diet Mom is back, having recently published a book, called, of course "The Heavy." She doesn't regret one bit putting her 7-year-old daughter on a strict diet, keeping her starving, begging for food, snatching food away from her and reprimanding her in public. The 'obese' kid lost 16 pounds. You can read about it here if you can stomach it...read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - April 23, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Pamela Cytrynbaum Tags: Child Development Depression Diet Eating Disorders Parenting anorexia bea Body image body image issues body mass bulimia children and diets daugh disordered eating frustration girls and self esteem hunger lifetime lynn Source Type: news

Fashion Model Scouts Target Girls With Eating Disorders As They Leave A Clinic
Fashion-model talent scouts approach extremely thin girls as they come out of the Stockholm Center for Eating Disorders, Dr. Anna-Maria af Sandeberg claims. The sick girls, who go into the clinic for treatment for a range of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are of interest to at least one Swedish modeling agency, which seems to find their emaciated bodies ideal for their recruitment campaigns. In an interview with the Swedish newspaper, Metro, Dr. Sandeberg, Director and Chief Physician at the clinic, said: "We think this is reprehensible... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Muscle Dysmorphia
Sometimes referred to as 'reverse anorexia' or 'bigorexia', muscle dysmorphia occurs when a person is obsessed with building musculature at the expense of relationships and other areas of his/her life. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - April 20, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

A Day in the Life of an Anorexic
A fictional account of the day to day experience of someone with anorexia nervosa. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - April 11, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Former head girl succumbed to severe anorexia, inquest hears
Former head girl of leading public school died after being consumed by the worst eating disorder her doctor had ever seen, an inquest hears. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body Dysmorphia And Self-Perceived Masculinity In Men
Self perceived masculinity is higher in men with muscle dysmorphia, popularly called 'bigorexia', than other gym users, while male patients with anorexia nervosa had elevated association with feminine stereotypes, finds research in Biomed Central's open access journal Journal of Eating Disorders. ee Research over the last several decades has shown that increasingly men are admitting to being unhappy with their body image. This may show itself in either a desire to lose weight and become thinner, or to gain weight and become more muscular... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

'Bigorexics' Want to Boost Their Masculinity
But anorexic guys may identify with more feminine stereotypes, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From 58 pounds to thriving
Chelsea Roff had a stroke at 15 brought on by her severe anorexia. Now she's a writer, speaker and yoga instructor. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Screen pregnant women for eating disorders'
Pregnant women should be screened for eating disorders because one in four worry incessantly about their weight, say psychiatrists. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: anorexia eating disorder bulemia bulimia pregnant Source Type: news

Could A 'Brain Pacemaker' Someday Treat Severe Anorexia?
Neurosurgeons are testing whether electrodes implanted deep inside a patient's brain could help treat chronic anorexia. Doctors are searching for something to help in these hard cases, and a small experiment, with just a half-dozen women, is drawing attention.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promising Results For Patients With Chronic, Treatment Resistant Anorexia Nervosa Given Deep Brain Stimulation
In a world first, a team of researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre and the University Health Network have shown that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in patients with chronic, severe and treatment-resistant Anorexia Nervosa (anorexia) helps some patients achieve and maintain improvements in body weight, mood, and anxiety. The results of this trial, entitled Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subcallosal Cingulate Area for Treatment-Refractory Anorexia Nervosa: A Phase I Pilot Trial, are published today in the medical journal The Lancet. The study is a collaboration between lead author Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Brain 'Pacemaker' May Help Ease Tough-to-Treat Anorexia
In very small study, deep brain stimulation helped women regain weight, curb problem behaviors Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Eating Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrode therapy 'helps' anorexia
Deep brain stimulation could improve the quality of life and weight of people with severe anorexia, a small study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep Brain Stimulation Offers Hope for Severest AnorexiaDeep Brain Stimulation Offers Hope for Severest Anorexia
For the first time, deep brain stimulation has been used to treat patients with severe refractory anorexia, with promising results. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 7, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

RCT: Melatonin does not improve appetite or other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and cachexia
Source: JCO Area: News The Journal of Clinical Oncology has featured a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of melatonin for appetite improvement in patients with cancer cachexia.   The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 28-day trial involved patients with advanced lung or gastrointestinal cancer (GI) cancer, with appetite scores ? 4 on a 0 to 10 scale (10 = worst appetite), and a history of weight loss ? 5%. Assessments included weight, symptoms by the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale, and quality of life by the Functional Assessment of Anorexia/Cachexia Therapy (FAACT) questionnaire.   ...
Source: NeLM - News - February 26, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

I've seen the agony of anorexia
This cult of thinness destroys entire families, says Jemima Lewis (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laura Willmott: Anorexic died weighing just FIVE STONE after doctors let her take control of her own treatment
The parents of Laura Willmott, from Bristol, say she was 'doomed' after she was given full control of her own treatment when she turned 18. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia sufferer dies after being discharged early due to NHS cuts
A coroner has raised concerns after an 18-year-old anorexia sufferer died just weeks after being discharged from hospital early because she was deemed old enough to make her own decisions. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia sufferer died after being discharged early due to NHS cuts
Coroner raises concerns over 18-year-old anorexia sufferer who died just weeks after being discharged from hospital early. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Questions to Determine if You Have an Eating Disorder
While the health care profession in this country acts as warmonger in the ongoing battle against obesity, it is important to not forget that about one-half of adult Americans already are on a diet on any given day. Unfortunately, according to the National Eating Disorders Association, approximately one-quarter of these adults will develop some degree of eating disorder. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - February 21, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Dr. Mark Borigini, M.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health Self-Help adult americans anorexia anorexia nervosa anxiety binge eating british researchers bulimia chronic illness cold intolerance depression diagnostic dilemma diagnostic tool eating disorde Source Type: news

Gender Role Endorsement Affects Male Body Image Concerns
In a recent study published in the Journal of Eating Disorders, Australian researchers examined the relationship between self-reported gender role endorsement and body-image concerns in males.  Research participants included 24 males diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, 30 males who use gyms, and 21 males diagnosed with muscle dysmorphia (a condition that occurs when a person believes that his/her muscles are not big enough but often have above-average musculature.)...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - February 21, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news

Getting our anorexic daughter to eat
Parents describe the struggle to help their anorexic children (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much of Anything Is Bad For You
This post explores the idea that many psychological variables, including personality traits and some skills and abilities are curvilinear when it comes to effectiveness and well-being. In other words, too much of some, perhaps most, things are bad for you.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - February 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. Tags: Behavioral Economics Happiness Personality Self-Help agreeableness anorexia big 5 control risk detriment emotional contagion emotional control emotional displays emotional sensitivity extraversion followers leader effectivene Source Type: news

Comorbidity-independent risk for suicidality increases with bulimia nervosa but not with anorexia nervosa - Bodell LP, Joiner TE, Keel PK.
BACKGROUND: Eating disorders are serious psychiatric illnesses with high levels of suicidality and high comorbidity. However, no study has established the extent to which suicidality is uniquely associated with eating disorders rather than attributable to ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How listening to your heartbeat could tell you if you're susceptible to anorexia
The more accurate women were at counting their heart beats the less likely they were to think of their bodies as objects - a common trait linked to anorexia, say scientists from Royal Holloway, London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raising Self-Esteem and Teaching New Coping Mechanisms
Teach your child to understand to identify his feelings, and understand that even those that are unpleasant or painful are legitimate.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - February 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nancy Matsumoto Tags: Child Development Eating Disorders Parenting Resilience anorexia Body image coping mechanism coping mechanisms david herzog eckhart tolle franko global concern history of trauma intricacies low self esteem mcshane mindset Source Type: news

Demi Lovato
is an American singer/songwriter and actress who has been open and honest about her struggles with anorexia, bulimia and related issues. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - January 30, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Anorexia isn't just for teenage girls
WHEN property broker and father of two Harry Dann became unsteady on his feet and started to slur his words people assumed he had a serious drink problem. However Harry, 47, has never been a big drinker, preferring training sessions at the gym to boozy nights out. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Altered Connectivity In The Brain Network For Body Perception In The Brains Of Anorexics
RUB researchers find altered connectivity in the brain network for body perception. The weaker the connection, the greater the misjudgement of body shape When people see pictures of bodies, a whole range of brain regions are active. This network is altered in women with anorexia nervosa. In a functional magnetic resonance imaging study, two regions that are important for the processing of body images were functionally more weakly connected in anorexic women than in healthy women. The stronger this "connection error" was, the more overweight the respondents considered themselves... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Anorexic women have a 'connection error' in the brain
When anorexics look in the mirror many are convinced their bodies are larger than they are. Now scientists, from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, think they know why. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news