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2013-02-04 08:24:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and MentorCONNECT, the first global eating disorders nonprofit mentoring community and NEDA Network organizational partner, are proud to present their 3(rd) Annual "Virtual Walk," a worldwide social media-based awareness and fundraising event during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 24-March 2. Themed "Everybody Knows Somebody", the aim of this weeklong event is to increase acceptance of...

2013-01-29 12:24:51

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a recent outcome study held at Rogers Memorial Hospital have been published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group in its journal - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Pulled from data for patients admitted to Rogers' Eating Disorder Center (EDC) from 2006-2011, the research indicates that simultaneous treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders can be more effective with a multi-modal approach....

2013-01-25 23:01:17

Sovereign Academy, with a planned “soft launch” in early February, will be introducing a new and exciting educational component that will be integrated into our extended care treatment programming for dual diagnosis, mental Health and eating disorder clients. http://www.sovcal.com Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 Sovereign Health Group is proud to present its newest program; Sovereign Academy. Sovereign Academy, with a planned “soft launch” in early...

2013-01-22 13:41:14

Two aspects of perfectionism are involved in body dissatisfaction and the development of eating disorders, according to a study of over a thousand women published this week in BioMed Central's open access journal, Journal of Eating Disorders. Adaptive perfectionism is high standards driving a person towards achieving a goal body image, and maladaptive perfectionism is concerned with mistakes and other people's opinions. The finding indicates that both are involved in heightened concerns...

Study Finds One In 25 Teenagers Has Attempted Suicide
2013-01-10 15:10:06

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite previous mental health attention, a staggering number of teens will attempt to take their own lives. Adolescence is a vulnerable time in most everyone´s life. There is this odd confluence of mental and physical development whose ends seem in perpetual conflict during this strenuous time in our lives. Mentally, we are striving to fit in with the group, go with the flow and not make waves. Alternatively, our physical...

2013-01-09 12:25:34

PEKIN, Ill., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- About two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which has spurred awareness of food addiction around the country. Given the severity of the problem and the increasing national concern of the relationship between food and addiction, a center focus of new fields of research has developed. Given its rising importance to both sufferers and professionals who treat, the...

People With Mental Health Disorders More Likely Than Others To Experience Domestic Violence
2012-12-27 09:12:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Domestic violence (DV) can be emotionally scarring no matter who is involved, but some may be more prone to it than others, according to a new study. Those with mental health disorders are more likely to have experienced domestic violence than the general population, say researchers from King´s College London´s Institute of Psychiatry and University of Bristol. Their study follows previous research showing a link between...

2012-12-21 12:22:44

PEKIN, Ill., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The iaedp Foundation's Symposium 2013 will honor chosen members before their professional peers selected by iaedp's Board of Directors' special awards committee. The group also will present the Fellow of iaedp, a category of membership and honor available to highly committed and accomplished professionals. Award nominations and Fellow of iaedp applications are encouraged from members through forms provided online with nominations closing...

2012-12-05 12:24:27

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Postpartum depression has long been seen as a problem, but mental health providers say anxiety - not just depression - seems to be a major challenge facing new mothers today. Mental health experts in Chicago are identifying an increasing number of patients who are experiencing severe anxiety and obsessive compulsive symptoms after childbirth. "We're seeing moms with disabling anxiety, not just depression after giving birth," says Vesna Pirec, M.D.,...

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,...