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Study Finds Frequent Facebook Use Linked To Eating Disorder Risk
2014-03-06 13:17:03

Jill Elish, Florida State University Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and shameless selfies — they also share a greater risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers. Psychology Professor Pamela K. Keel studied 960 college women and found that more time on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. Women who placed greater importance on receiving comments and...

2014-02-26 16:27:50

ST. PETE, Fla., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, provider of educational programs and training standards for eating disorder specialists and other medical professionals caring for those suffering from the full spectrum of disordered eating, is proud to announce the opening of its 28(th) annual iaedp Symposium at the Trade Winds Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida, February 26-March 2. The 2014 Symposium kicks off with the...

2013-11-22 08:21:48

Pastoral counselor and recovered bulimic offers guidance to effectively treat symptoms of disordered eating PORTLAND, Ore, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The epidemic of negative body image continues to sweep across this nation. Millions of people look in the mirror and are disgusted with the image. More than 30 million people suffer from a diagnosable eating disorder in the United States; yet millions more are caught in the web of emotional eating patterns. (Photo:...

2013-10-31 23:25:01

Recognizing the need to address self-esteem and body image issues in female adolescents, Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) has created a new psycho-educational group called Food, Feelings, and Body Image held weekly at their Fair Lawn center. The new group is an addition to their group offerings for youth and adolescents. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Recognizing the need to address self-esteem and body image issues in female adolescents, Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) has created a new...

2013-03-01 12:25:34

2013 iaedp Symposium Presents New Groundbreaking Eating and Body Image Study Held on University Campuses PEKIN, Ill., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although not a new phenomenon, disordered eating on college campuses today has become an undeniable epidemic, marked by the prevalence, persistence and high incidence of relapse and illness associated with eating disorders. It presents both a crisis and an opportunity for new and more effective research and practice. The International...

2013-02-18 04:20:37

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While the specific psychological and neurological indicators of eating disorders are still unclear, researchers are now acknowledging the link between mood disorders, emotional pain, neural pathways and disordered eating. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130218/CG60601) According to Jennifer L. Derenne, M.D. of the Stanford University Eating Disorders Research Program, 10% of those diagnosed with eating disorders eventually...

2013-02-05 08:35:42

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Disorder Hope, one of the leading websites online covering eating disorder treatment, resources and information, is proud to award The Top 25 Eating Disorder Blogs Award for 2012. In our research of the best blogs regarding disordered eating and body image issues, Eating Disorder Hope found that the blogs with a passionate commitment to helping others attain health and recovery were the ones that stood out from the crowd. These blogs...

2012-11-19 16:29:18

PEKIN, Ill., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) to announces its 2013 Symposium slated for March 21-24 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevada. The program is celebrating its 27(th) year with five keynote speakers as headliners addressing innovative approaches to eating disorder treatment as well as thirty-two workshop presenters and preconference training sessions. Plus, for the first time,...

2012-11-13 20:22:12

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kantor & Kantor, LLP announced today that eating disorders educator and policymaker Kathleen MacDonald has joined the firm as an insurance advocate and member of the health team, working on appeals for eating disorder cases. MacDonald is a nationally recognized expert in the education and prevention of eating and body image issues, as well as policy relating to eating disorders and mental health parity. For more than half her life, MacDonald...

2012-11-02 11:26:14

PEKIN, Ill., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) Foundation is introducing the professional certification courses live at iaedp's Symposium 2013 on March 20 and 21, immediately before the start of the annual Symposium program. The two-day, 12-hour track program also provides an opportunity for professionals who are new to the field or who do not specialize in eating disorders, but are often the first medical...