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2011-02-22 16:53:20

UC researchers reveal a new social support group that's emerging on the Web "“ a secretive society to encourage negative behaviors associated with eating disorders. It can be a helpless and heartbreaking situation for families as they try to confront a family member with an eating disorder. What they may not know is that there's a society on the Internet that is dedicated to thwarting any recovery from this dangerous and possibly fatal behavior. University of Cincinnati communication...

2011-02-14 15:25:15

Women suffering from anorexia or bulimia draw themselves with prominently different characteristics than women who do not have eating disorders and who are considered of normal weight. This has been revealed in a new joint study from the University of Haifa, Soroka University Medical Center and Achva Academic College, Israel, published in The Arts in Psychotherapy. "The results of this study show that women suffering or prone to developing eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, can...

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2011-02-07 11:20:44

The more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook, the more their chances of developing a negative body image and various eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia and exaggerated dieting. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa. Eating disorders include a wide spectrum of abnormal mental and behavioral conducts related to food and body weight, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. This study, conducted by Prof. Yael Latzer, Prof. Ruth Katz and Zohar...

2011-02-01 14:25:00

Evidence Report, Resources, Tools, and Tips Available for Free on Patient-Focused Website PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new evidence report by ECRI Institute comparing the effectiveness of various treatments for bulimia nervosa indicates that cognitive behavioral therapy is more effective than antidepressant medications and supportive therapies in improving eating disorder symptoms. ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the...

2011-01-10 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 10th Insight Psychological Centers and its affiliate Inspire Health, two premier multi-disciplinary outpatient behavioral health treatment centers in the Chicago area, opened a new program for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18. The AP (Adolescent Program) specializes in treating mood & anxiety disorders, eating disorders and weight management difficulties that commonly start earlier in life. "There was a great need for an...

2010-12-30 16:21:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The horrifying photos of Isabelle Caro first displayed in 2007 were her last message to the world about her disease. First appearing during fashion week in Italy, it was Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani's attempt "to use the naked body to show everyone the reality of this illness, caused in most cases by the stereotypes imposed by the world of fashion." And according to Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential...

2010-11-19 13:32:52

Largest genetic study of the eating disorder detects common and rare variants Scientists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, the researchers found intriguing clues to genes they are subjecting to further investigation, including genes active in neuronal signaling and in shaping interconnections among brain cells. Anorexia...

2010-10-29 19:00:09

These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can't get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods. A new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Norwegian researchers has found that women with anorexia nervosa are much more likely to have both unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions than women who don't have the serious eating disorder. These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women...

2010-10-28 14:45:00

Eating disorders negatively affect oral health CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the connection between oral health and systemic health has been well-established, what most people don't know is that dentists often are in a position to detect systemic conditions. According to an article published in the October 2010 issue of AGD Impact, the monthly newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), dentists may be the first health care providers to notice evidence of...

2010-10-20 13:45:04

Anatomical and functional impairment of the retina and optic nerve in patients with anorexia nervosa without vision loss The eating disorder anorexia nervosa causes potentially serious eye damage, suggests a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. In developed countries, anorexia nervosa affects up to 3% of affluent women. Although the condition also increasingly affects men, around 10 women will be affected for every one man. Anorexia nervosa is the third most...


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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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