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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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2008-04-11 09:05:00

Orthorexia supposedly is an emerging eating disorder marked by extreme devotion to healthy food. People suffering from the addiction _ usually those righteous raw foodists, vegetarians and vegans _ obsessively check labels, avoid junk food, plan menus and often eat a healthy diet so they can feel "pure." Some even make fun of McDonald's customers. It gets worse. While an anorexic tries to severely limit calories, an orthorexic might shun foods with artificial ingredients, trans fats or...

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2008-01-11 13:05:00

A new study shows people given a biological or genetics-based explanation for the causes of anorexia nervosa were less likely to blame those who had the illness than people given a sociocultural explanation. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study was published Jan. 9, 2008 in the online version of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. "This is a potentially important finding," said first author Michele A. Crisafulli, "because it suggests that wider dissemination of...

2007-12-05 09:01:03

SEATTLE, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest tool for managing the care of behavioral health patients is now available from Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, A Milliman Company. The company's Behavioral Health Guidelines product presents 15 groups of evidence-based clinical guidelines supporting care decisions for behavioral diagnoses from Anorexia Nervosa to Substance Abuse (for a complete list, visit http://www.careguidelines.com/products/bhg.shtml or see sidebar). The Behavioral Health...

2007-11-09 06:00:15

By Thompson, Sharon H Abstract. The Female Athlete Triad is a life-threatening syndrome defined by disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. Objective and Participants: The author's purpose in this study was to examine female cross-country runners' (N = 300) calcium consumption, along with the prevalence of 2 components of the triad: disordered eating and menstrual dysfunction. Methods: The author used measures including the Orientation to Exercise Questionnaire, Calcium Rapid...

2007-01-05 06:16:05

By Bertelloni, Silvano; Ruggeri, Silvia; Baroncelli, Giampiero I Abstract Athletic training in adolescent females is important for their well-being; indeed, it may have both positive and negative effects on some physiological processes, as growth, reproductive axis and bone health. Adequate physical activity likely exerts neither a positive nor a negative effect on growth. By contrast, intensive training and insufficient diet may have a negative influence on growth, probably due to energy...

2006-08-30 11:50:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Excessive exercise is one of the general warning signs of an eating disorder, but the problem may be particularly common among anorexic women who vomit or use laxatives to lose weight, a study shows. Women such as these may be at particular risk of dangerously low weight and potentially fatal consequences, according to the study authors. Targeting the anxiety and obsessive tendencies so common in these women might aid in treating the eating disorder,...

2006-08-24 12:47:09

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The mortality among adolescent women with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa has waned -- at least in Sweden -- based on a comparison of records for two time periods, investigators report. They think that improved detection and better treatment may be the primary reasons for the improved outcomes. Dr. Frank Lindblad of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and colleagues analyzed data from two cohorts of women. Their first cohort included 564 female...

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2006-08-09 09:20:00

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK -- An Internet-based program may help prevent eating disorders in college-aged women who are most at risk, results of a study suggest. "I suppose the most important message is that eating disorders can be prevented," Dr. C. Barr Taylor, of Stanford University in California told Reuters Health. "Internet based prevention interventions can be effective and reach large populations at relatively low cost," he added. Up to 4 percent of young women have anorexia...


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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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