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Annual NEDA Conference Taking Place In L.A.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is hosting its annual conference in Los Angeles at the end of this week (October 13 to 15). The conference slogan is “Reaching for the Stars! Advancing the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders”. The conference connects families coping with the effects of eating disorders and people in recovery …


Alzheimer’s Drug Could Reduce Incidents Of Binge Eating

An Alzheimer’s drug called memantine may be able to help those with binge eating disorder control the condition. Researchers have found that memantine, a neuroactive medication, can help reduce the addictive and impulsive behaviors associated with binge eating. The Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study that was published in Neuropsychopharmacology, found a particular area …


Male Gym Rats Have The Newest Eating Disorder

Men who use dietary supplements to enhance their exercise performance or their physique may have a largely unexplored eating disorder, according to new research. The study, “Excessive Workout Supplement Use: An Emerging Eating Disorder in Men,” was conducted by a team from Alliant International University, and it revealed that males could be suffering more from …


The Eating Disorder Rampant Among Cage Fighters

The tactics that cage fighters use to lose weight before a fight are alarming and dangerous, according to a new survey published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The survey included 30 cage-fighter athletes who were competing in five different weight classes. In cage fighting, which is technically called mixed martial arts, there are …


Most Women Lie About Their Weight And Eat In Secret, Study Finds

In a survey of 2,000 British women, about three-quarters of them say that they often feel guilty about how much they eat. The biggest triggers for overeating? Boredom, stress and depression. A secret problem What’s more troubling than overeating in and of itself is that many women–about 44 percent of those in the study–admitted to …


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NEW! Eating Disorder Recovery Meetings In Orange County

The below meetings are the latest and greatest eating disorder recovery meetings in Orange County. We have attended them all and can vouch they are awesome! Check them out!     Monday – 7 PM to 8 PM @ The Victorian – 509 29th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663 This meeting focuses on Anorexics and …


Body Dysmorphic Disorder In Anorexics And Bulimics

Isn’t it depressing when you notice that something is not right with your appearance? Well, just imagine how those people with body dysmorphic disorder must have felt. They have this sort of preoccupation with a defect in their appearance, even if it is just an insignificant imperfection. Worse, some of them are just imagining that …


I Had No Idea: A Blogette

  NEDAwareness Week I just returned from presenting at the Popular Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I also had the honor to act as substitute chair for Dr. Susan Koppleman, of the Fat Studies track, and as soon as I get settled back into my routine and catch up, I will be writing …


Eating Disorders: Not Problems With Food

To eat is to satisfy a basic physiological need to fulfill the requirements of maintenance and function of the body. Eating is as ordinary as breathing that people hardly acknowledge the fact that there are disorders associated to it. People are unaware that millions are afflicted with eating disorders and thousands die from it annually. …


National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Being that we are midway through this week dedicated to increasing awareness of Eating Disorders, I thought it was important to remind everyone that ALL of us can play a part in increasing society’s awareness of these frightening and sometimes fatal disorders, not just this week, but every day that we have the opportunity. Generally, …


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