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2013-10-01 12:27:38

Recovery Record launches first mobile platform dedicated to eating disorder patients and therapists PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery Record, a Silicon Valley based mobile health company, today launched its new mobile platform for eating disorder treatment enabling patients and their providers to securely co-manage eating disorder recovery in real-time. The platform was highlighted today as one of ten buzz-worthy companies making their debut at Health 2.0...

Brain Circuitry Binge Eating
2013-09-27 08:27:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at University of North Carolina have identified a part of the brain that may play a critical role in eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. The scientists were able to pinpoint the precise cellular connections responsible for triggering this behavior, something that could give insight into a potential cause of obesity and perhaps lead to better treatments for anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – the...

2013-09-26 12:29:00

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogers Memorial Hospital is co-sponsoring the 2013 Annual Eating Disorders Conference Friday, September 27, in Naperville, Ill. Hosted by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. (ANAD) with the theme, "Wellness, Not Weight: Illuminating the Path to Physical, Mental & Social Well-Being," this year's conference features nationally known eating disorder specialists who present a myriad of...

2013-09-24 23:30:15

Palm Beach event to discuss co-occurring psychiatric and eating disorders. Umatilla, Fla. (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 The Recovery Village is pleased to announce its upcoming presentation on eating disorders. The event will be held in connection with the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance), and will be held Friday, September 27, 2013, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Recovery Village invites all psychologists, counselors, doctors, nurses, and others in the treatment...

2013-09-23 11:27:43

Binge-eating disorder linked to lifelong impairments in 12-country study Binge-eating disorder, designated only months ago by the American Psychiatric Association as a diagnosis in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is associated with substantial lifelong impairments comparable to those of bulimia nervosa, according to a World Health Organization study based on community epidemiological surveys conducted in 12 nations worldwide. The publication of the results...

2013-09-20 12:24:34

SEVERNA PARK, Md., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) will launch its third annual National Weight Stigma Awareness Week (WSAW), September 23-27, 2013. This online event will help build awareness of what weight stigma is, the harmful effects weight stigma can have on people of all ages in all environments, and what can be done to stop it. Activities hosted on bedaonline.com include: posts from featured bloggers from across the globe providing their...

2013-09-20 11:30:06

UCSF clinical research study first to compare refeeding protocols for anorexia nervosa Higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets that currently are recommended for adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The findings will be published in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health along with an accompanying editorial and two supporting...

2013-09-18 12:30:39

Crossing Brooklyn Bridge; Special Guest Speaker Former Miss America & Eating Disorder Survivor Kirsten Haglund NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit in the United States fighting against eating disorders and supporting those who are affected. To raise funds, spread awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders and support the local community, NEDA is holding its fifth annual NYC NEDA Walk, themed NEDA...

2013-09-11 23:24:41

Binge Eating Disorder (BED), which affects 3% of the general population and up to 40% of those seeking weight loss, can be treated successfully with an intensive program using mindfulness-based strategies. In a recent study, participants in The Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating program went from severe binge eating to a non-bingeing level in just ten weeks. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Polishing off an entire bag of potato chips from time to time is not uncommon...

New Study Finds Anorexia Has A Genetic Link, At Least Partially
2013-09-11 15:38:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the National Institutes of Health, almost 3.8 million Americans will suffer from anorexia at some point in their life. Thought to be primarily psychological in nature, anorexia nervosa may have a partial genetic cause – according to a new report in Molecular Psychiatry. “These findings point in a direction that probably no one would have considered taking before,” said study author Nicholas J. Schork, a professor at...


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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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