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  • [Read Article] Family Therapy is Cutting Edge Treatment for a Family Disease

    Eating disorders are family diseases. When young children, teens and young adults who live at home become afflicted with an eating disorder, everybody who comes in contact with that individual suffers - including parents, siblings and extend

    Published: Mon May 10, 2010

  • [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] 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] Younger Kids are Dying to Be Thin

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

    Published: Thu March 08, 2012

  • [Read Article] Fat Is NOT JUST a Feminist Issue, Anymore!

    The 95% of dieters who fail to achieve long-term weight loss and the vast majority of men, who are unable to match the bulk of male models, experience poor body image, may develop feelings of sexual inadequacy, have low self esteem, and may acquire ea

    Published: Mon April 09, 2012

  • [Read Article] Silence the Food Critic

    The things we say to our friends and loved ones in an effort to "help them make good choices" can often be destructive. Have you ever eaten something you didn't enjoy because you didn't want to hurt the cook's feelings or be labeled as "picky"?

    Published: Mon April 16, 2012

  • [Read Article] Family-Based Treatment: New Directions

    Two decades ago Christopher Dare and Ivan Eisler laid out the principles of their groundbreaking Maudsley method of family based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa at the University of London's Maudsley Hospital. This approach, which disregards

    Published: Mon April 23, 2012

  • [Read Article] Confessions of a Father

    I was introduced to eating disorders (ED) about midway through my daughter Jena's ninth grade year. Prior to this introduction, my wife and I were unaware of the extent of the eating disorder epidemic. Compounding the initial feelings of helplessness

    Published: Mon April 23, 2012

  • [Read Article] A Unique Treatment Program for Couples

    As Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, and colleagues report, a substantial proportion of people presenting for treatment are in committed relationships. Patients also often emphasize the importance of their partners in the recovery process. In one study of 70 wom

    Published: Mon April 30, 2012