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  • [Read Article] UPDATE: Girls Happy with Their Body Image Don't Binge-Eat

    At the Obesity Society meeting in Orlando, FL, in early October, Dr. Kendrin Sonneville of Children's Hospital, Boston, described the results of her 11-year follow-up study of overweight adolescent girls. Girls who said they were fairly satisfied or t

    Published: Thu November 17, 2011

  • [Read Article] What is Anorexia?

    Anorexia nervosa, in the most simple terms, is self-starvation. Anorexics (anorectic is also correct usage) are typically described as "walking skeletons", a graphic image that depicts the pallor and frailty of these struggling individuals. Anorexics

    Published: Thu February 16, 2012

  • [Read Article] Regaining Weight in a Healthy Way

    Regaining weight can be a very frustrating process for persons with anorexia nervosa. Often what looks like weight gain turns out to be fluid retention, or edema. (Edema is swelling of any part of the body due to collection of fluid in the spaces betw

    Published: Mon February 20, 2012

  • [Read Article] Intimacy and Anorexia Nervosa

    Although the term intimacy is used casually in everyday conversation, scholarly literature has explored how intimacy develops and is sustained in relationships. These include the degree of sharing (also called disclosure), acceptance, trust, understan

    Published: Mon February 20, 2012

  • [Read Article] Medical Symptoms and Complications Associated with Anorexia

    In children, the effects of anorexia are particularly devastating because the child has not yet finished growing and maturing. Height, for instance, can be compromised in anorexic children. While most children are expected to be as tall or taller than

    Published: Mon February 27, 2012

  • [Read Article] Anorexia Nervosa: 11 Areas of Advancement

    Although the origin, treatment, course, and outlook of anorexia nervosa (AN) have remained a puzzle, advances in at least 11 areas have helped us better understand this disease.

    Published: Mon February 27, 2012

  • [Read Article] Eating Disorders at Middle Age, Part 1

    Until recently, the problem of eating disorders among middle-aged women was largely overlooked in psychiatry and medicine. The definition of middle life is somewhat arbitrary and in current flux, due in part to the increased longevity of people in the

    Published: Mon February 13, 2012

  • [Read Article] Eating Disorders at Middle Age, Part 2

    Eating disorders at middle life are often accompanied by addiction to stimulants or cocaine to reduce weight. Herbal remedies, over-the-counter medications, or prescribed medications are also ubiquitously used to counter the normal 5 to 10 lb weight g

    Published: Mon February 13, 2012

  • [Read Article] Treatment for Adolescents and Young Children

    A growing concern in the field of eating disorders is the increasingly earlier onset and prevalence of these illnesses in the childhood and young adolescent populations. Historically, anorexia nervosa tends to have a higher occurrence at approximately

    Published: Mon March 05, 2012

  • [Read Article] Younger Kids are Dying to Be Thin

    Younger Kids are Dying to Be Thin: Published by Brentwood Patch.

    Published: Thu March 08, 2012