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2008-09-16 09:00:52

This week, Latino author and multicultural advocate Rudy Ruiz has published an essay on his own personal experience with eating disorders. The work, titled "The Ghost of Gordolfo Gelatino," appears in GOING HUNGRY, a collection of essays by previously published writers on desire, self-denial and overcoming anorexia. Edited by New York culture writer Kate Taylor, the book (published by Anchor, a division of Random House) also features Louise Gluck (a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet), Jennifer Egan...

2008-09-10 12:00:51

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders in the fields of diabetes and eating disorders from across the U.S. and Canada will convene in Minneapolis to begin the process of setting international standards for treatment of the dual diagnosis of these two disorders. Organizers want to raise awareness, collect current best practices, define research questions and submit a peer reviewed paper to a major medical journal critically reviewing this field. They also hope to identify...

2008-09-07 18:00:06

By JANE KIRBY YOUNG people know little about mental health problems, with 46 per cent of 12 to 18-year-olds unable to name a single mental health condition, a poll revealed yesterday. The survey, for Great Ormond Street Hospital, found 53pc of young people do not think schools do enough to raise awareness of mental health issues. Half of girls aged 17 and 18 said they gained understanding of mental health problems from celebrities talking about their issues. In 2006/07, a total of...

2008-09-05 03:00:06

By Desai, Melissa N Miller, William C; Staples, Betty; Bravender, Terrill Abstract. College obesity is increasing, but to the authors' knowledge, no researchers to date have evaluated risk factors in this population. Objective: The authors assessed whether abnormal eating perceptions and behaviors were associated with overweight in college students. Participants and Methods: A sample of undergraduates (N = 4,201) completed an online survey containing demographic questions and the Eating...

2008-08-06 00:00:38

For most patients with anorexia their first point of contact is their GP, who may refer them onto a support service such as the Derbyshire Eating Disorders Service, or therapy services run by Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust. Information and support can also be found through Beat - a charity that specialises in helping patients with eating disorders. Call the Beat helpline on 0845 634 1414, the charity's special youth helpline on 0845 634 7650, log onto www.b-eat.co.uk or...

2008-08-02 12:00:11

By Ken Carlson, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Aug. 2--When people come to Signe Darpinian desperate to lose weight, they usually have tried the popular diets -- Atkins, South Beach or the calorie-counting plans. Darpinian is one of a growing number of health professionals who urge clients to forget dieting rules. Her therapy includes simple messages like "eat when you are hungry." Clients trust their bodies to tell them when to eat, what foods they are craving and when to stop. The process...

2008-07-18 03:00:17

By Anonymous Researchers have foundthat family meals may protect against anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and compulsive overeating in girls. The results of the study, published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine found that girls who shared meals with their families five or more times per week were nearly 30 percent less likely to exhibit disordered eating behavior-including the use of diet pills, laxatives, diuretics, and vomiting-than giris who had family meals less...

2008-07-08 15:00:56

By Gareth Rose ATTRACTIVE and stylish, Janice Bayne sits near a corner window of a West End coffee shop, nursing her drink and talking articulately. She is the very picture of a successful, upper middle-class Edinburgh wife and mother. But the reason the 46-year-old has chosen a corner window is to avoid being overheard as she talks about her ongoing battle with eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. Having previously battled with anorexia as a teenager, her world began to fall apart...

2008-06-10 12:00:57

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event announcement was released by the American Psychoanalytic Association: Event: According to sobering statistics from the National Institutes of Mental Health, one in 10 patients with anorexia nervosa will die of the condition. Eating disorders and body image concerns are not solely the realm of American teenage girls. Women of all ages, men, and boys suffer from eating disorders, too. This American Psychoanalytic Association...

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2008-04-15 19:20:00

A new French bill may make glamorizing anorexia come to an abrupt halt, even in the fashion and advertising industries. The lower house of the French parliament adopted a National Assembly approved bill on Tuesday making it illegal to publicly provoke extreme thinness. In the next few weeks, the bill will go to the Senate due to its support from the conservative UMP party. If the law is passed, fashion industry experts have claimed that it would be the strongest of its kind in existence...


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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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