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2011-05-20 13:13:58

New study reveals biological reasons for feelings of anxiety instead of reward in patients with anorexia Perhaps the most puzzling symptom of anorexia nervosa "“ a disorder that tends to occur in young women "“ is the refusal to eat, resulting in extreme weight loss. While most people have a great deal of difficulty in dieting and losing weight, particularly if a diet extends over many months or years, individuals with anorexia nervosa can literally diet themselves to death. In...

2010-11-02 07:05:00

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OMJPI) today announced it has entered into a supply and distribution agreement with Watson Laboratories, Inc. to distribute an authorized generic version of CONCERTA® (methylphenidate HCl extended-release tablets). Watson will launch the authorized generic beginning May 1, 2011. "The availability of an authorized generic version of CONCERTA that is both bioequivalent and clinically...

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...

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...

2010-05-27 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...

2009-07-21 20:15:00

New imaging technology provides insight into abnormalities in the brain circuitry of patients with anorexia nervosa (commonly known as anorexia) that may contribute to the puzzling symptoms found in people with the eating disorder. In a review paper published on line in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Walter Kaye, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues describe dysfunction in certain neural circuits of...

2009-05-22 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced results of a study showing that coadministration of the ADHD medication VYVANSE(R) (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) CII with the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) Prilosec OTC(R) 40 mg (20 mg X 2), did not alter the median time it took for maximum plasma concentration of d-amphetamine to be reached in the subjects evaluated. In the same study, coadministration...

2008-11-12 09:00:10

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 30-minute onset of action for Focalin(R) XR (dexmethylphenidate HCl) extended-release capsules for the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), bringing potential benefits for young patients and their families during the important morning period when they are preparing for school. "The morning is a critical time for families," said Alice Mao, MD, Associate Professor of...

2008-09-24 21:00:29

British health officials said doctors should be cautious about giving drugs to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The government said drugs such as Ritalin should only be used in severe cases and never given to children under the age of 5, The Times of London said Wednesday. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the National Collaborating Center for Mental Health said children should first be treated with psychological therapy. The new...

2008-09-09 03:00:26

For millions of families, back to school means shopping for new clothes and supplies, backpacks and lunch bags. For others, the big question is which pill will go into the backpack. Experts estimate that nearly 9 percent of American youngsters have attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These children are easily distracted, often fidget or squirm, may talk excessively or interrupt others and may have trouble focusing or waiting their turn. There is no simple test for...


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