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2014-02-24 23:26:24

Chapter Events Scheduled Across the Country Spread Eating Disorder Awareness and Hope, Feb. 23 - March 1 New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live joins forces with thousands to highlight the real faces of eating disorders in honor of this year’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week), Feb. 23- March 1. Events are being held across the United States and Canada to raise eating disorder awareness, promote healthy body image...

2014-02-24 23:26:22

Eating Disorder Treatment Centers Planning Events across the Country to Raise Awareness (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center and its trusted affiliates are proud to support National Eating Disorders Awareness Week with a series of events planned at their facilities, on college campuses and at conferences across the country. The weeklong awareness campaign, February 23 through March 1, encourages individuals, families and communities to spread the word about the warning...

2014-02-21 12:24:53

PEKIN, Ill., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Both clinicians and clients strive to invite, create, and nurture the potential for transcendent experience during the treatment of eating disorders. A groundbreaking, experiential workshop at the 28(th) annual iaedp Symposium, will explore those unique transcendent moments in the treatment of eating disordered clients- the life changing "Ta Das" experienced by both client and clinician. The workshop will be part of an action-packed...

2014-02-20 16:25:49

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overeaters Anonymous is saddened to announce the recent passing of beloved founder, Rozanne S., at the age of 84. Rozanne was a visionary whose compassion for and understanding of the emotional and physical challenges faced by compulsive eaters have touched people around the world for 54 years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/DC71336LOGO) Rozanne's journey to bring help and hope to those struggling with...

2014-02-20 12:28:14

Dr. Gregg Jantz, A Leading Eating Disorder Treatment Psychologist, Identifies Early Childhood Sexualization As Powerful Contributor to Eating Disorders, Urges Discussion During National Eating Disorder Awareness Week February 23-29 EDMONDS, Wash., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Disorder expert Dr. Gregg Jantz, author of 28 books, including his best-seller Hope, Help and Healing for Eating Disorders, correlates the early-onset of body dysmorphia and self-image problems with the...

2014-02-14 12:23:19

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 23 to March 2 - approaches, let's consider that the people who might be most in need of treatment are not college girls who played with Barbies or who are dieting for spring break - it could be adult women who are clogging eating disorder treatment centers in record numbers, and whose low recovery rates are not giving hope to younger women that a healthy adulthood lies ahead of them. (Photo:...

2014-02-05 08:30:33

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, announced today the launch of the ValueOptions Signature Network, a system of innovative treatment centers which specialize in intensive treatment options and inpatient care for behavioral health and substance use disorders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/PH36534LOGO) Comprised of Centers of Excellence with proven...

2014-01-31 10:50:31

New research published today shows that depression and impulse control disorders (eating disorders in particular) are independently associated with diabetes diagnosis, after adjustment for presence of other mental disorders. The research, published in Diabetologia (the journal of The European Association for the Study of Diabetes), supports the focus on depression as an independent risk factor for diabetes, but also suggests this focus should be extended to impulse control disorders. The...

2014-01-30 16:26:16

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eating disorders are serious, sometimes life-threatening illnesses that affect millions of men and women every year in the United States and throughout the world. These disorders are not a lifestyle choice and, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, often coexist with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse or anxiety disorders. Increasing awareness of the illness and providing support to individuals...

2014-01-27 23:23:22

Treatment Center to Take Part in Walk for Eating Disorders Awareness Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness walk. The event will be held February 1, 2014, at Pond Apple Pavilion at South County Regional Park, Boca Raton, FL. This year marks the third annual walk, which brings together individuals, businesses, and non-profits to create awareness for eating disorders....


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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.