Anorexic fears food so much she believes calories can be INHALED
Sophie Hartwell, from Devon, developed the eating disorder five years ago and weighed four stone. Her parents are now aiming to raise £100,000 for specialist treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia-like condition in mice triggered by combination of genetic risk, stress, dieting
A new mouse model has been described, featuring a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors that can trigger the compulsive restriction of food intake seen in patients with anorexia nervosa. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anorexia-like condition in mice triggered by combination of genetic risk, stress, dieting
(Columbia University Medical Center) In a recent study, Columbia researchers described a new mouse model featuring a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors that can trigger the compulsive restriction of food intake seen in patients with anorexia nervosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

7 Things You Don't Say to Someone with Anorexia...
If you have a loved one struggling with an eating disorder, you want to be supportive. Learn the list of things that simply should not be said. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - April 9, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Authors: eatingdisorders.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

The Opportunity for Women’s Health in Emerging Markets
In this month’s article, I explore issues relating to the health of women in emerging markets. I will recommend that pharma companies wishing to maximize the opportunity in women’s health need to start from an understanding of how women are viewed by society in these markets and challenge awareness, attitudes and access barriers that can lead to their health outcomes being sub-optimal. As a starting point, it is necessary to establish a working definition of women’s health.  This isn’t as straightforward as it might seem, as women’s health can be considered at multiple levels.  The c...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

NHS queue for anorexic and bulimia sufferers is now 6 months to see a specialist
The average waiting time for adults in England can vary from 20 to 182 days depending on the Trust according to new figures released by the NHS under the Freedom of Information Act. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adjusting My Lens: Shifting Out of Survival Back Into Life
This article originally appeared as part of the On Coming Alive project: http://oncomingalive.com/posts/adjusting-lens-shifting-survival-back-life/ ___________________ If you -- or someone you know -- need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources. If you're struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237. Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HE...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Opportunistic Infection With Alemtuzumab New Opportunistic Infection With Alemtuzumab
A case of cerebral nocardiosis in an anorexic patient with MS has prompted a note of caution on using the drug in very underweight patients. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 7, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Anorexic woman to be released from hospital because nothing more can be done
A woman who is starving herself to death is to be released from a North Wales hospital ward because nothing more can be done for her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia battle: Parents fight Blue Shield over coverage denial for 15-year-old daughter
UPDATE: On March 28, Blue Shield of California coordinated a so-called "peer-to-peer review" between Dr. Barbara Center, an outside physician who works with Blue Shield's mental health provider, and the team at Oliver-Pyatt Centers who treat the Sudols' 15-year-old daughter. A few days later, Dr. Center reaffirmed Blue Shield's original decision to deny coverage for Jenny's residential-care treatment for severe anorexia, according to Renee Sudol. Blue Shield spokesman Clinton McGue confirmed that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

Case Ties Alemtuzumab to Nocardia Brain Infection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Female patient had history of anorexia, which may have contributed (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

People in Need: Eating Disorder Treatment vs. Access to Care
Well over ten years ago, I walked into my first National Eating Disorders Association Conference, my newly written book, Life Without Ed, tucked away in my bag. Even though the book's idea of personifying my eating disorder as an abusive partner named "Ed" seemed strange to some, the thought leaders--founders of the eating disorders field--welcomed me and my work with open arms. These professionals astounded me with their passion and devotion to those whose lives, like mine, had been touched by the illness. I was deeply moved when experts began recommending my book and even the "Ed" metaphor to their p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People in Need: Eating Disorder Treatment vs. Access to Care
Well over ten years ago, I walked into my first National Eating Disorders Association Conference, my newly written book, Life Without Ed, tucked away in my bag. Even though the book's idea of personifying my eating disorder as an abusive partner named "Ed" seemed strange to some, the thought leaders--founders of the eating disorders field--welcomed me and my work with open arms. These professionals astounded me with their passion and devotion to those whose lives, like mine, had been touched by the illness. I was deeply moved when experts began recommending my book and even the "Ed" metaphor to their ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B&M sells 'pro-anorexia' weight scales with Kate Moss slogan
Shopper Rachel Shelvin, from Manchester, put a picture of the scales on Facebook and urged people to write to B&M to complain. It now has more than 5000 likes and has been shared 2000 times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia: Stimulating brain with magnetic fields reduces symptoms of eating disorder
Research from King's College London shows that stimulating parts of the brain with magnetic fields appears to reduce symptoms in people with anorexia, an eating disorder with huge endocrine-implications. The Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 29, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Atypical Anorexia: Physical, Psychological Stress CommonAtypical Anorexia: Physical, Psychological Stress Common
Adolescents with atypical anorexia nervosa are as prone to physical and psychological distress as those with full-threshold anorexia, regardless of their weight at presentation. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Anorexia: you don’t just grow out of it | Carrie Arnold
Adults with anorexia often have distinctive traits that lock them into a destructive relationship with food. But those same traits could help them manage their illnessHeather Purdin had run out of options. Aged 33, she had been suffering from anorexia nervosa for more than two decades and her weight had plummeted to that of a small child, an all-time low for her. Her case worker, out of frustration and desperation, suggested hospice care as a way to spend her remaining days in relative comfort. But for the first time in years, Heather was sure of one thing: she desperately wanted to live.Treating anorexia, which is charact...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 29, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Carrie Arnold Tags: Anorexia Eating disorders Health Society Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia
Depression treatment cut urge to restrict food, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain stimulation may help people with anorexia
HealthDay News Brain stimulation may ease major symptoms of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a typically hard-to-treat condition, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia
Depression treatment cut urge to restrict food, study says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Research, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia
Depression treatment cut urge to restrict food, study says (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation May Help People with Anorexia
Depression treatment cut urge to restrict food, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Eating Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia
FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 -- Brain stimulation may ease major symptoms of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a typically hard-to-treat condition, a new study suggests. British researchers evaluated anorexia patients before and after they underwent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Anorexia battle: Parents fight Blue Shield over coverage denial for 15-year-old daughter
It comes down to this: Renee and Tom Sudol say Blue Shield of California should cover their daughter Jenny's expensive residential care for anorexia, a severe eating disorder, arguing that it treats serious mental illness differently than a severe disease like cancer, in violation of mental health parity laws. Blue Shield says that such treatment wasn't medically necessary in this case . And state regulators agreed with the giant San Francisco health insurer. Over the last two and a half years,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 24, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

Anorexic woman who could only wear children's clothes becomes a bodybuilder
Kristina Vassilieva, 28, from Essex, developed anorexia as a teenager and at 5ft 8in weighed seven stone. She has now transformed her body through diet and fitness and weighs 12 stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How tapping the head with a MAGNET could help people with anorexia
The treatment, tested in a King’s College London study, involved placing a magnetic coil on the scalp and using it to stimulate the brain’s electrical circuits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain stimulation may reduce symptoms, improve decision-making in people with anorexia
Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique, according new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rachel Halsall reveals how online trolls prompted recovery from anorexia
Rachel Halsall, 21, from Manchester, saw her teenage diet develop into anorexia as her weight plummeted by nearly five stone. Only after being criticised online did she start to regain weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yevgeny Kafelnikov reveals daughter Alesya is suffering from 'real anorexia'
Yevgeny Kafelnikov has taken to social media to express concerns his daughter Alesya, 17, is suffering from real anorexia - amid reports the model's weight has dropped to 7 stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain stimulation may reduce symptoms and improve decision-making in people with anorexia
(King's College London) Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique, according to King's College London research published today in PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Reactions: Letters to the Editor
Readers react to articles in Science Times. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hearing Aids Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Source Type: news

Anorexic Essex woman who was a SIZE ZERO is saved by Instagram
Hayley Harris, 23, Chelmsford. Essex, was a size four and weighed six stone. She now charts her progress on social media and credits it with helping her recover and reach a healthier 8 stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia...
Cognitive Remediation Therapy is a new treatment for anorexia nervosa that focuses on the patient's process of thinking. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - March 19, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Mass Media and Body Dissatisfaction: Root Cause or Just a Reminder?
Beliefs in links between "thin ideal" media and body dissatisfaction among women, perhaps even full-blown eating disorders, has been one of the "truisms" or sacred cows of media psychology for at least a generation or two. But just as the media violence/video game debate has spiraled into confusion and chaos, debates about the extent to which media actively cause body dissatisfaction and eating disorders can often leave readers confused and sometimes mislead. It's not at all uncommon to hear it expressed that there are no doubts media ideals cause body dissatisfaction, but we used to hear this with vide...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mass Media and Body Dissatisfaction: Root Cause or Just a Reminder?
Beliefs in links between "thin ideal" media and body dissatisfaction among women, perhaps even full-blown eating disorders, has been one of the "truisms" or sacred cows of media psychology for at least a generation or two. But just as the media violence/video game debate has spiraled into confusion and chaos, debates about the extent to which media actively cause body dissatisfaction and eating disorders can often leave readers confused and sometimes mislead. It's not at all uncommon to hear it expressed that there are no doubts media ideals cause body dissatisfaction, but we used to hear this with vide...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass Media and Body Dissatisfaction: Root Cause or Just a Reminder?
Beliefs in links between "thin ideal" media and body dissatisfaction among women, perhaps even full-blown eating disorders, has been one of the "truisms" or sacred cows of media psychology for at least a generation or two. But just as the media violence/video game debate has spiraled into confusion and chaos, debates about the extent to which media actively cause body dissatisfaction and eating disorders can often leave readers confused and sometimes mislead. It's not at all uncommon to hear it expressed that there are no doubts media ideals cause body dissatisfaction, but we used to hear this with vide...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lauren Houston shares a powerful image of the stages of her recovery from anorexia
Lauren Houston, 17, from Belfast told how she had to be tube fed when her weight fell. However even when she appeared healthy on the outside, she was in the grips of bulimia and desperately ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia and the internet is destroying childhood writes SARAH VINE
Dame Joan Bakewell attributed the rise of anorexia to an 'obsession with being beautiful' but in 2016 children face unbearable psychological pressures, says SARAH VINE. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joan Bakewell is right that anorexia is linked to vanity
The broadcaster has revealed an uncomfortable truth about our selfie culture and its effect on young girls (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: angela epstein children mental health anorexia eating disorder food joan bakewell Source Type: news

Bakewell 'sorry' over anorexia comments
Labour peer Joan Bakewell says she is "deeply sorry" for causing "distress" by suggesting the rise of eating disorders among teenagers was a sign of "narcissism" in society. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating disorders like anorexia are a sign of 'narcissism' and 'overindulgence', says Joan Bakewell
Eating disorder charities have criticised the broadcaster's comments, after she said anorexia was 'called hunger when we were young' (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: book prize bullimia eating disorders mental health anorexia narcissim wellcome joan bakewell overindulgence Source Type: news

Veritas applies to relocate adolescent eating disorder services
Specialty hospital Veritas Collaborative has filed an application with state regulators to relocate some specialty eating disorder services. If approved, Veritas would relocate its existing child and adolescent psychiatric hospital from Douglas Street to 4024 Stirrup Creek Drive in Durham County. The project would cost $9.1 million and be completed in January. Veritas specializes in treating people with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. The existing adolescent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 11, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Veritas applies to relocate adolescent eating disorder services
Specialty hospital Veritas Collaborative has filed an application with state regulators to relocate some specialty eating disorder services. If approved, Veritas would relocate its existing child and adolescent psychiatric hospital from Douglas Street to 4024 Stirrup Creek Drive in Durham County. The project would cost $9.1 million and be completed in January. Veritas specializes in treating people with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. The existing adolescent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?
Whether your child is 11 years-old or 17 years-old, watching as she sits at the dinner table and refuses to eat what used to be her favorite foods, hearing him throwing up in the bathroom after meals, witnessing as he or she transforms from a robust thriving young person into an increasingly empty shell … these are some of the scariest things that can happen for a parent. The dread. The fear. The panic. Oh no, it’s happening. I think my child might have an eating disorder. If you are worried that your child might have an eating disorder, here are the six most important steps to take as you decide whether to se...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Danielle B. Grossman, MFT Tags: Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders Family General Genetics Parenting Psychology Self-Esteem Treatment Weight Loss Brain Family Based Treatment Food Mental Disord Source Type: news

Bulimic teen Jasmin Heaney now flaunts her sexy curves on Instagram
Jasmin Heaney, 19, from Dublin, Ireland, developed bulimia and anorexia while at school. She shrunk to 6st 7lbs after becoming obsessed with websites that promoted eating disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Things Not to Say To Someone With Anorexia...
(Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - March 4, 2016 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Anorexic told weight loss was 'just a phase' reveals she was just HOURS from death
Emma Carlill, 21, from Brough, East Yorkshire, has created a chilling video about her fight to get treatment for the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl with anorexia weighed three and a half stone when she died
Parents of Sligo teenager said they had unanswered questions over HSE care (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Play Therapy Is More Than Child’s Play
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato Some issues that clients bring to the counseling office can be addressed via talk therapy, while others respond more adroitly to non-verbal interactions. For those in the younger set, being able to express themselves beyond words is an essential aspect of healing. Play Therapy is best suited for those ranging in age from 3-16 years old. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play...
Source: Psych Central - March 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Autism / Asperger's Caregivers Children and Teens Creativity Disorders Family General Psychology Psychotherapy School Issues Treatment Aspergers Syndrome Association for Play Therapy Attachment disorder Attachment Theory Auti Source Type: news

Student's health kick turned her anorexic after she dropped to a SIX stone
Charlotte Allinson, 22, was a law student at Hallam University, Sheffield, when she became obsessed with food. She said she went home and 'cried uncontrollably' after being diagnosed with anorexia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news