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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

When Dinner Table Defiance Could Lead to Health Problems

Aug. 6, 2015 — When most people think of eating disorders, they think of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. But there’s another condition that has nothing to do with concerns over weight, shape or body image, ... read more

Depression, Personality Disorders Drive Psych Patients to Euthanasia

July 27, 2015 — Depression and personality disorders are the most common diagnoses among Belgian psychiatric patients requesting help to die, on the grounds of unbearable suffering, finds new ... read more

Hunger Versus Reward: How Do Anorexics Control Their Appetite?

Mar. 23, 2015 — Many adults, regardless of their weight, resolve to avoid fatty foods and unhealthy desserts. But despite one's best intentions, when the moment for decision comes, that chocolate lava cake is ... read more

Mar. 6, 2015 — People with anorexia nervosa and with body dysmorphic disorder have similar abnormalities in their brains that affect their ability to process visual information, a new study reveals. People with ... read more

Multitasking Hunger Neurons Also Control Compulsive Behaviors

Mar. 6, 2015 — In the absence of food, neurons that normally control appetite initiate complex, repetitive behaviors seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anorexia nervosa, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Researchers have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered functioning of brain's opioid ... read more

Understanding Anorexia

Feb. 19, 2015 — An expert discusses triggers, treatments and the prevalence of anorexia, the deadliest eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is associated with the highest mortality and suicide rates; compared to ... read more

Eating Disorders Linked With Financial Difficulties in Female Students

Feb. 16, 2015 — Experiencing financial difficulties at university may increase the risk of female students developing an eating disorder, according to new research. Conversely, the study also found that having ... read more

Anorexia Nervosa: New Research Underlines Importance of Getting Help Before Chronicity Sets in

Feb. 7, 2015 — A new study is the first to observe effects suggesting that the longer one suffers from active anorexia nervosa, the more likely they are to show disorder-relevant alterations in DNA ... read more

FDA Approves New Drug for Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Feb. 2, 2015 — The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, under the brand name Vyvanse, to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults, a ... read more

Involuntary Hospitalization of Patients With Anorexia Nervosa in Extreme Situations Can Save Their Lives

Jan. 12, 2015 — Involuntary hospitalization of patients with anorexia nervosa in extreme situations can save their lives, experts report. Anorexia nervosa affects 0.5%-1% of women during their lifetimes, and about ... read more

Brain Research Reveals New Hope for Patients With Anorexia Nervosa

Dec. 3, 2014 — Researchers used state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate the consequences of anorexia nervosa on brain structure. Their novel findings obtained by measuring ... read more

Primary Care Docs Diagnose, but Don't Refer, Eating Disorders

Nov. 18, 2014 — Research suggests more referrals are needed from primary care doctors to mental health professionals when dealing with eating ... read more

Alzheimer's Drug May Reduce Urge to Binge Eat

Nov. 13, 2014 — The Alzheimer's drug memantine may perform double-duty helping binge eaters control their compulsion. Researchers have demonstrated that memantine, a neuroprotective drug, may reduce the ... read more

Oct. 15, 2014 — Eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults' levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which may reduce food cravings and overeating later ... read more

Childhood Eating Difficulties Could Be a Sign of Underlying Psychological Issues

Oct. 8, 2014 — Parents are being warned by scientists that difficult eaters could have underlying psychological issues, as they have found that restrictive behaviors can appear before ... read more

Oct. 7, 2014 — Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10 percent of the general population. Researchers have demonstrated the involvement of a protein ... read more

Self-Compassion Key to Positive Body Image, Coping

Sep. 29, 2014 — Women who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index and are better able to handle personal disappointments and setbacks in their ... read more

Who Are the Men, Boys Suffering from Anorexia?

Sep. 29, 2014 — The current state of knowledge about anorexia in men and boys has been the focus of recent study. "Our results show that certain particularities can be identified in males, especially related to ... read more

Family-Based Therapies Can Treat Anorexia in Teens, Study Finds

Sep. 24, 2014 — Two different family-based therapies are both effective at combating anorexia nervosa in teenagers, according to the largest study ever to compare two such treatments for the life-threatening eating ... read more

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