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2010-06-24 11:13:00

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating disorders are equal-opportunity offenders - crossing economic and cultural boundaries and leaping the borders of age and gender. For a long time thought to be diseases affecting teens and young women in their 20s, eating disorder treatment centers nationwide are seeing an increase in the population of older women seeking help for eating disorders. Physicians at Chicago-based Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leader in treatment for...

2010-06-16 17:13:00

CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Women and families struggling with an eating disorder or another addiction should never lose sight of the need to sustain the spirit, according to a new book by Jena Morrow, an author in recovery after more than 20 years with anorexia nervosa. Morrow, a behavioral health specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, details a battle with anorexia that begins in early childhood in Hollow: An Unpolished Tale, recently released by Moody...

2010-06-15 10:54:00

CHICAGO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating disorders and disordered eating are commonly experienced by female athletes, and are many times brought on by the pressure female athletes feel to masculinize one's body. Right now, as the World Cup is kicking off and the NBA Finals are wrapping up, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center (www.timberlineknolls.com), which provides treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorders for women 12 and older,...

2010-06-09 14:57:00

CHICAGO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leader in treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorders for women 12 and older, incorporating nutrition therapy into an individual's personal treatment program is not an option - it is critical to recovery success. This follows the position of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) which states that, "nutrition intervention, including nutritional counseling, by a...

2010-06-03 14:18:00

CHICAGO, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leader in treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorders for women 12 and older, has been honored as a 2010-2011 National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence for its on campus school, TK Academy. The highest level of recognition a private special education school can achieve through NASET, the award is presented to private special...

2010-05-27 09:51:06

A team of American psychologists and neuroscientists have found that adult brain volume, which can be reduced by Anorexia Nervosa, can be regained. The research, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, revealed that through specialist treatment patients with this eating disorder can reverse this symptom and regain grey matter volume. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric eating disorder of excessive weight loss caused by relentless dieting. The starvation that...

2010-05-26 17:03:00

CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The first lady has kicked off a national campaign that charges young Americans to "get up and move," changing the life goals of the newest generation. While the campaign and message are a strong effort, a national epidemic can only be changed with a personal choice to live better. It all starts with one parent, one effort, to take the time to live healthier, to want your children to live healthier. It's more than the number on a scale; it's a way of life....

2010-05-19 10:06:00

CHICAGO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- During the warm weather season, negative body perceptions are aggravated for many people. Clothing is thinner and less substantial, increasing feelings of inadequacy which manifest as poor body image. It is during this time that men and women sometimes take drastic measures to try and get their bodies to an "ideal" size they feel comfortable showing off in the summer - and these drastic measures can lead to serious eating disorders. "Many people begin the...

2010-04-20 09:00:00

PHOENIX, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders is co-sponsoring the Clinical Recipes for Success - Advanced Treatment for Eating Disorders national conference at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, NV, May 13 - 16, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090604/CG27861LOGO) The conference is geared for professionals who treat clients with eating disorders in a clinical setting, as well as other professionals, including:...

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2010-04-13 14:10:25

A group of women in a new study seemed unlikely to have body image issues "“ at least their responses on a tried-and-true psychological screening presented no red flags. That assessment changed when Brigham Young University researchers used MRI technology to observe what happened in the brain when people viewed images of complete strangers. If the stranger happened to be overweight and female, it surprisingly activated in women's brains an area that processes identity and...


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Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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