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EDNOS: Deadly And Nameless

Anorexic. Bulimic. Compulsive eater. Laxative bulimic. Once you’re diagnosed with an eating disorder, it can feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. You have an identity–something that gives you an explanation for your behavior and the hopeful promise of getting better. But what about eating disorders that don’t have a name? When …

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The Hidden World Of Doctors With Eating Disorders

It’s the last person you would suspect to have an eating disorder. It’s your doctor. Oddly enough, the last official study done on the prevalence of eating disorders among medical students was conducted in 1985. The results of that study found that about 15 percent of female medical students ages 19-36 had an eating disorder. …

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Amy Winehouse Died Of Bulimia, Says Brother Alex

In his first full-length interview, Amy Winehouse’s brother Alex claims that the late singer lost her life because of bulimia. While Alex admits that Amy had her problems with drugs and alcohol, he told The Guardian that an eating disorder ultimately caused her demise – and it was a condition that Amy had struggled with …

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Vegetarians More Likely To Have Eating Disorders?

For some, a vegetarian or vegan diet can be the perfect mask for an eating disorder. If you’re cutting out entire food groups, being picky about what you consume and eating less at social functions with the rationale that your diet won’t allow it, no one will suspect a thing, right? Study finds a link …

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Amanda Bynes Admits To Eating Disorder

Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes publicly announced on Twitter that she has an eating disorder. “I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin,” she wrote on Thursday. Coming on the heels of other comments she’s publicly made about her weight on social media, the announcement isn’t shocking. In March, she …

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Anorexia And Bulimia Are Losing Rank Among Other Types Of Eating Disorders

Think of the phrase “eating disorder,” and anorexia or bulimia are usually the first two conditions that come to mind. But new research published online in BMJ Open found that the cases of eating disorders that don’t fall under these two categories – largely referred to as Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) – are …

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Alyssa Milano Responds To Jay Mohr’s Fat-Shaming Comments

Female celebrities have to put up with a lot of scrutiny about their physical appearances. And when they have babies, they’re expected to bounce back right away with a toned tummy and zero ounces of residual fat. What makes this worse? When men decide to fat-shame them for having imperfect post-baby bodies. Mohr’s insensitive comments …

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Identifying Feeding Disorders In Infancy & Early Childhood

According to the US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, approximately 25% of normally developing babies have feeding problems, while it happens in 35% of children with neurodevelopment issues. One of the most common problems is the inability to tolerate certain foods. A child with a feeding disorder could experience negative developmental, nutritional …

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Dr. Drew Talks With Expert On Exercise Bulimia

Is there really anything wrong with lots of exercise? After all, some addictions can be good, can’t they? Not so, says Patricia Pitts, chief executive officer of the Bella Vita Eating Disorder Treatment Program in Los Angeles. What is exercise bulimia? Pitts recently appeared on the Dr. Drew show to discuss the topic of “exercise …

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Actress Busy Philipps Talks About Impossible Body Image Standards

Busy Philipps is known for her sarcasm and self-deprecating humor. But when she opened up about body image issues in a recent interview on The Conversation, things got real. After being asked to lose weight by a network for a TV pilot, the star claims that being in the pubic eye all but forces you …

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