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2014-03-27 23:03:47

The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will collect DNA samples from more than 8,000 people with anorexia nervosa (AN) and those without an eating disorder in an effort to detect genes that contribute to this potentially life-threatening illness. Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 University of North Carolina School of Medicine researcher Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders, has been awarded up to $7.2 million to conduct the largest and most...

2014-03-25 23:32:35

Patterned after the old Farmer's Almanac, "Dr. Deah's Calmanac" is a 12 month interactive guide. While the Almanac helped readers cultivate healthy gardens and crops, the Calmanac cultivates a healthier lifestyle. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Written to be a year-long companion, "Dr. Deah's Calmanac" is a 12-chapter guide that provides readers with the predictable triggers of each month that may present challenges for those struggling with a negative body image...

2014-03-24 23:25:06

Castlewood at the Highlands Treatment Center for Eating Disorders Earns Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Castlewood at the Highlands Treatment Center for Eating Disorders has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation after undergoing a rigorous on-site examination. A team of specially trained health care professionals evaluated Castlewood at the Highlands Treatment Center on more than 1,200 performance...

2014-03-21 00:21:51

Denver-based Eating Disorder Treatment Expert Receives Coveted Honor in Recognition of His Achievements and Leadership in the Field of Eating Disorders DENVER, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmett R. Bishop, Jr., MD, FAED, CEDS, Founding Partner and Medical Director of Outpatient Services and Program Development at Denver-based Eating Recovery Center, has been awarded the CEDS Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Bishop was selected as the recipient of this prestigious honor in...

2014-03-19 23:02:15

The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) finally defines Binge Eating Disorder as an official eating disorder, creating a greater need for guideline and diagnostics education. Fort Washington, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Due to recent changes to the DSM-5, the need to understand Binge Eating Disorder (BED) has never been greater. As of 2013, the DSM-5 officially recognizes BED as a mental disorder and has updated the diagnostic criteria, leading...

2014-03-18 23:04:03

Understanding eating disorders is first step in prevention, treatment and Casa Palmera Treatment Center supports recent request for national study and additional statistics. Del Mar, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Congressional leaders are calling on the federal government to study how eating disorders affect both Americans as individuals and the American economy as a whole. Congressional members of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Caucus wrote a letter last month calling on the...

Anorexia Patients May Find Benefits From Oxytocin
2014-03-14 04:43:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, oxytocin could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa. Researchers from Britain and South Korea found that oxytocin, or the “love hormone,” alters anorexic patients’ tendencies to fixate on images of high calorie foods, and larger body shape. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social difficulties which often start in their early teenage years, before...

2014-03-12 12:23:57

NORWALK, Conn., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times, a leading online community for mental health professionals, presented up-to-date reporting by leaders in the field of eating disorders. Among the materials presented during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: -- Understanding Anorexia Nervosa: Series Editor, Walter Kaye, MD, Director of the Eating Disorders Program and Professor in the department of psychiatry at UCSD,...

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...

2014-02-28 23:00:55

DailyGossip.org publishes a complex review to the Bulimia Help Method, a new program that promises to help sufferers diagnosed with bulimia treat this condition quicker and easier, while building a healthy relationship with food. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 According to the Bulimia Help Method review that can be found on http://www.DailyGossip.org, this new program was created by Richard Kerr, who understands perfectly how difficult healing this condition can be. For more...


Latest Eating disorders Reference Libraries

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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