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Researchers Uncover Link Between Abnormal Weight And Illegal Drug Use In Teens

Italian researchers have determined that there is an association between illegal drug use, and abnormal weight in teenagers. More than 33,000 Italian high school students between the ages of 15 to 19 were surveyed in this research study which is published in the online journal PLoS one. The researchers established that young people who are …


Number Of Anorexic Children Has Tripled

The National Health Service estimates that the number of U.K. preteen children treated for eating disorders has tripled in the last four years. The findings state that children are under increased pressure to be thin, mostly due to unrealistic expectations set forth by media and culture. And many children who need help for eating disorders …


Author Claims That John Lennon Suffered From Bulimia

The author of the newly released book “Backstage Pass VIP” claims that John Lennon suffered from undiagnosed bulimia and food fetishes. Debra Sharon Davis, who wrote the book, looks into the private lives of several iconic rock stars from the 60’s and 70’s. The marketing and communications strategist who specializes in advising clients on pop …


Faster Weight Gain Is Safe For Hospitalized Anorexics

People who are admitted to the hospital with anorexia nervosa can safely put on weight at a faster rate than what was previously thought. The national current guidelines recommend a quicker weight gain, as long as the patient receives close monitoring, according to a research report from scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine. What Changed? The …


Early Warning Signs Of Heart Disease Already Present In Severely Obese Children

Although the signs and symptoms of heart disease are generally associated with middle age, Dutch researchers have discovered that many severely obese children between the ages of 2 and 12 are already showing indications of having serious cardiovascular risk factors. These findings were presented in the Archives of Disease in Childhood by researchers at the …


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Eating Disorder Organizations Join Forces To Urge Focus On Health And Lifestyle Instead Of Weight

Eating Disorder Organizations Join Forces to Urge Focus on Health and Lifestyle Rather Than Weight (Deerfield, IL) December 9, 2009 – The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), Eating Disorder Coalition (EDC), International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) have joined forces and are …


What Would Janice Do?

I know I know, Janice Joplin didn’t write Bobbie McGee, but she immortalized it to the point that it was practically an anthem when I was in High School. It was such an integral part of the fabric of our culture that my high school Social Studies teacher, Mr. Tannenbaum, wrote the words, “Freedom’s just …


Is DBT Effective For The Treatment Of Eating Disorders?

My article appeared originally on Recovery Brands’ Pro Corner site. Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), as developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, is a type of therapy that helps patients reduce emotional reactivity and improve thought patterns and interpersonal interactions. The therapy, a hybrid of cognitive-behavioral therapy and tenets from eastern philosophies (primarily Buddhism), was created to help those who …


DON’T SMILE FOR THE CAMERA AND SAY BULIMIA

I’m standing in my bathroom getting ready for work this morning when all of a sudden I felt a sharp pain in my  mouth, I look in the mirror and blood is trickling down my perfectly foundationed face. I suddenly feel something hard in my mouth and and realize that my right upper tooth has …


Moving On

There comes a time in your life when you have to let some things go. Things that you love. Things that you have worked hard for. Things that you feel deeply passionate about. Things that have given you hope, friends, love and many wonderful experiences. Things that have shaped your life for a long and …


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