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2011-06-07 14:07:00

CHICAGO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery from an eating disorder is a long and lengthy battle, and one that must be accomplished one step at a time. And on June 25, supporters and advocates will gather at 10:30 a.m. in Lincoln Park for the inaugural one-mile Chicago NEDA Walk, sponsored by Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) is bringing together the Chicago community to increase eating disorder awareness and raise funds to...

2011-04-19 08:00:00

SEATTLE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Emily Program, which has provided personalized eating disorder treatment for more than 4,500 individuals, is officially launching its Seattle office April 21, 2011 to address an unmet need in the community. It is estimated there are more than a quarter of a million people - more than the population of Spokane - in Washington are currently in need of treatment for an eating disorder, more than 180,000 adults and 70,000 adolescents. Studies show...

2011-03-10 11:33:00

CHICAGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A government study has found that more than half a million teens have had an eating disorder, most commonly in the form of binge eating disorder and bulimia, and that most of the time these go untreated. How can we change this downward trend before it gets more out of control? Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, says it's critical for parents to talk to their kids about eating disorders as early...

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2011-03-08 11:00:00

Half a million US teens between the ages of 13 and 18 suffer from some form of eating disorder but few have sought treatment for the problem, government research shows. Binge-eating disorder was the most common, affecting more than 1.5 percent of kids studied. Just under 1 percent had experienced bulimia, and 0.3 percent had anorexia, AP is reporting. The study, released online Monday in Archives of General Psychiatry, claims that overall, 3 percent of US teens had a lifetime prevalence of...

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2011-02-28 10:10:00

Evidence that brain's reward/motivation circuits are linked to compulsive overeating A brain imaging study at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals a subtle difference between ordinary obese subjects and those who compulsively overeat, or binge: In binge eaters but not ordinary obese subjects, the mere sight or smell of favorite foods triggers a spike in dopamine "” a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation. The findings "” published...

2011-02-27 00:01:41

Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center committed to helping people who suffer from addictions, mental/behavioral disorders, and chronic pain, enters into several insurance contracts to help patients pay for the necessary treatment of eating disorders. Tucson, Arizona (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 As part of Sierra Tucson's commitment to help individuals obtain the treatment they need, the world-class psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center has negotiated contracts with...

2011-02-15 06:39:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NORMAL In Schools (NIS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to education about the three kinds of eating disorders (ED), self esteem and wellness, launched today an online educational film to coincide with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 20-26, 2011). The powerful documentary-style film exposes the growing problem of eating disorders and obesity in our society, debunks myths, explores treatment options, and calls for...

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...

2011-01-31 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Washington Post column introduces readers to 53-year-old Michael Prager, a 5'10" man weighing 210 lbs, and discusses the disease that took over his life: an addiction to food. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), the American Psychiatric Association's guide of accepted psychological diagnoses, food addiction is not a recognized psychiatric disorder. But many eating disorder professionals,...

2011-01-07 11:05:07

Scientists in Connecticut have carried out one of the first psychological studies into eating disorders in Native American (NA) populations. The research, published in The International Journal of Eating Disorders, provides new insights into the extent to which Native American populations experience eating disorders, revealing that women are more likely to report behavioral symptoms then men, while challenging views that NA men and ethnically white men will experience different psychological...


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