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2009-04-27 08:38:00

PHOENIX, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders (www.remudaranch.com) reports elderly men and women may have eating disorders more often than most health professionals realize. Recent research reports eating disorders in elderly women have increased and the majority of deaths from anorexia nervosa occur in people over age 65. "Because few health professionals think of screening for eating disorders in the elderly, many elderly eating disorder...

2009-04-03 23:05:00

Parents are called on to feed their children high-calorie meals like milkshakes and macaroni and cheese in a therapy for anorexia nervosa, U.S. researchers say. The therapy, known as behavioral family therapy, or the Maudsley Approach, calls on parents to supervise the eating habits of their anorexic child. The approach is being compared with a more established treatment known as Family Systems Therapy as part of an ongoing treatment study at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester...

2009-04-03 10:22:53

Getting your teenager to drink a chocolate milkshake isn't something most parents need to worry about. But this is just the approach used in one treatment for anorexia nervosa. Known as Behavioral Family Therapy, or the Maudsley Approach, parents are called up on to supervise the eating habits of their anorexic child, feeding them high-calorie meals like milkshakes and macaroni and cheese until they regain a healthy weight.For the first time, the Maudsley Approach is being compared with a...

2009-03-27 13:39:13

Psychiatric disorders are common in adults who have had the eating disorder anorexia, researchers in Sweden said. A total of 51 teenagers with anorexia nervosa were studied, together with an equally large control group of healthy persons beginning in 1985. The groups have been investigated and compared several times over the study period. This study is unique in an international perspective, Elisabet Wentz of the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg in Sweden said in a statement....

2009-03-13 05:00:00

The Pen and Paper Diet focuses entirely on calorie or energy consumption. The stages of the diet can be applied to the current state of the global economy. TUCSON, Ariz., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pen and Paper Diet is a personal daily calorie budget using pen and paper to track calorie consumption. The main idea in the book is that if you are overweight, you should start consuming the amount of calories required for your ideal healthy weight to begin safe weight loss. A person will lose...

2009-02-25 09:54:00

Mom's L.U.V. (Loyal, United, Vocal) Program encourages parents across the country to confront the challenge of eating disorders National Eating Disorder Awareness Week February 22-28 "I found a note from my mom on the kitchen table when I came home from school. It said, 'I know you have bulimia. We need to talk.'" (EXCERPT FROM A TEEN ON-LINE CHAT FORUM) PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding the right way to discuss an eating disorder with a child can be incredibly difficult....

2009-02-18 14:41:00

Delta Dental of Illinois warns against serious oral health complications during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week LISLE, Ill., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Illinois wants to call attention to the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week -- Feb. 22 - 28. Eating disorders are a serious healthcare concern and can cause a variety of oral health complications. (Logo:...

2009-02-03 09:40:00

A PhD thesis defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has investigated the relationship between adolescents' perception of their physical qualities and their psychological well-being and unwellness.Self-concept may be defined as the totality of perceptions that each person has of themselves, and this self identity plays an important role in the psychological functioning of everyone. To date, however, there has been no investigation into the relationship that physical...

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2008-12-15 10:20:00

Individuals suffering from eating disorders may benefit from "talking therapies," a type of therapy that aims to correct obsessive feelings, announced UK researchers. They stated that this form of cognitive behavioral therapy could be the answer to the majority of these disorders. An American Journal of Psychiatry study, conducted by the University of Oxford, believes this method to be "complete and lasting." Currently, the treatment is authoritatively recommended just for bulimia patients....

2008-11-27 00:36:38

The bounty of food and beverages during the holidays can bring extra challenges for those with eating disorders, a U.S. expert says. The office parties, festivities and family gatherings between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day bring an overabundance of food, as well as anxiety, and can be definite triggers for many suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, says Janice Poplack of The Menninger Clinic in Houston. The anxiety the holidays can bring for...


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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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