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2009-12-30 06:45:00

MIAMI, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As holiday parties give way to New Year's resolutions, rehabs across the country become inundated, making early January one of the industry's busiest times of the year. Most doctors agree that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing, and people are becoming increasingly aware that addictions to drugs, alcohol, and even cigarettes require treatment for the underlying illness, without relying on willpower alone. Yet even as sex addiction makes headlines...

2009-12-23 08:16:29

The causes of obesity are complex and individual, but it is clear that chronic overeating plays a fundamental role. But when this behavior becomes compulsive and out of control, it is often classified as "food addiction" "“ a label that has generated considerable controversy, according to a McMaster University psychiatrist and obesity researcher. In a commentary appearing in the Dec. 21, 2009, issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), Dr. Valerie Taylor, an assistant...

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2009-12-19 08:53:45

Scientists have shown that people who tend to binge-eat do better in the short-term with therapy than people who use self-help techniques, according to a recent Reuters report. However, Dr. Carol B. Peterson of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and her colleagues found that in the long-term, self-help and therapist-assisted approaches seem to have about the same effectiveness. Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume huge amounts of food...

2009-11-24 15:48:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season can be a time full of joy, cheer, parties and family gatherings. But for many people, especially those recovering from an eating disorder, it's a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, reflection on past failures and anxiety about an uncertain future. Family gatherings with a loved one in recovery from an eating disorder can be challenging and sometimes awkward. "In my practice, I have even seen evidence that innocent exposure to...

2009-11-23 04:06:00

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- This time of year brings lots of cheer but also its fair share of stress and anxiety. Often these feelings, both positive and negative, translate into urges to overeat as a way of coping; and let's face it, there are lots of opportunities to do so all season long. We may think we are only going to have one piece of mom's apple pie, but how many of us stop there? "That pie often opens the floodgates to cravings, and many of us have spent...

2009-09-23 12:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) announces their Second Annual Fellowship Convention to be held at the Santa Clara Marriot from October 16-18, 2009 in Santa Clara, California. Founded in 1998, FA is an international fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from food addiction. For many people who use food as a drug, FA offers an effective, long-term solution to food addiction,...

2009-08-17 23:20:47

Parents can make a difference in staving off obesity in their children if they help them eat better and exercise, a U.S. researcher says. Edward Abramson, a professor emeritus at California State University-Chico and author of the books Body Intelligence and Emotional Eating, says there has been a tenfold increase in type-2 diabetes and psychological and social consequences, such as prejudice, rejection, discrimination and low self-esteem in children. Bad eating habits can start with...

2009-08-13 11:23:00

Investments to Stretch Health Care Dollars ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the August issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.bookstore.mayoclinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information,...

2009-08-09 09:30:00

 Childhood obesity has quadrupled in the last 40 years, which may mean today's children become the first generation to have a shorter lifespan than their parents, a leading obesity expert told the American Psychological Association on Saturday.However, parents can help stave off this impending crisis if they help their children to eat better and exercise, according to Edward Abramson, PhD. Abramson, professor emeritus at California State University-Chico, teaches psychology and is author...

2009-08-03 09:15:00

NEW YORK , Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Caryl Ehrlich, founder of The Caryl Ehrlich Program and author of Conquer Your Food Addiction (Free Press) will appear on Healthy Place TV (http://www.healthyplace.com/mental-health-tv-show/ ), an online video segment series, on Tuesday, August 4th at 8:30p.m. (EDT) addressing her specialty food addiction as well as sharing her own battle with food addiction and weight loss. Caryl Ehrlich, a former overeater, developed The Program after her struggle with...


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