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DSM-5 Criteria For Anorexia

Developing accurate diagnostic criteria for eating disorders has been an evolutionary process for medical professionals, as conditions like anorexia and bulimia often have a range of symptoms that differ in severity and manifestation from person to person. Recent changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) helped further clarify diagnostic criteria for …

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Does One Really Need To Take Vitamins?

People purchase tons of vitamins every year and they are supposed to do things like strengthen your mind, make your bones healthier and boost your immune system. You take vitamins to make sure you are as healthy as possible. However, with all the conflicting information out there, you may want to ask yourself if they …

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Diuretics: The Water Pill

While diuretics can act as temporary eliminators of “water weight” from the body, they are not effective tools for weight loss. In the long run, diuretics can be dangerous and are not a weight loss solution recommended by physicians. What Are Diuretics? Diuretics, or “water pills,” encourage urination by increasing the flow of urine from …

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New Definition Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The definition of obsessive-compulsive disorder (ODC) has recently changed within the field of psychiatry. In the new, fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), or DSM-5, published by the American Psychiatric Association, the chapter on anxiety disorders no longer includes OCD. Rather, the DSM-5 has created a new chapter specifically …

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Brave’s Merida Gets A Princess Makeover, But Fans Are Unimpressed

Merida, the Scottish archeress from Disney’s 2012 feature film Brave, is not much like her princess predecessors. She’s strong, self-sufficient, unphased by societal norms or royal decrees. She breaks a witch’s spell and saves her mother without the help of a prince. Frankly, she’s the kind of princess and role model we’ve been waiting for …

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Are Certain Disorders Preventing You From Losing Weight?

Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is a condition that describes underactive thyroid function. This condition is common among women and can make a sufferer feel exhausted, stressed, intolerant to cold or make it difficult to lose weight. Because the thyroid gland is responsible for metabolism, a low-functioning thyroid can lead to a slow metabolism, therefore making weight loss …

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Alternative Treatment For Eating Disorders

Alternative medicine treatments have both negative and positive consequences when used in combination with treatment for eating disorders. It’s important to note that no alternative or complementary therapy has been found to work conclusively in treating eating disorders. Positive Effects Some research has suggested that alternative medicine, while not able to treat eating disorders entirely, …

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About Rumination Disorder

Rumination disorder is a condition that is charactertized by the regurgitation of food and subsequent chewing and swallowing of the same food. The condition usually occurs in infants, however it can sometimes affect children, teens and adults. Causes The cause of rumination disorder is unknown, but a lack of stimulation or physical touch, neglect or …

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About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) more than 2.2 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Also called OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which people suffer with persistent, ongoing obsessions that interfere with everyday life. Once a person has been diagnosed with OCD, it’s important for him or …

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About Colon Cleansing Pills

The accumulation of digestive waste makes its way through the colon, or large intestine, until it’s expelled from the body. Some health professionals believe that the colon should be regularly cleansed, so as to remove impacted fecal matter, parasites and toxic elements that can build up over time due to diet, environmental pollutants or poor …

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