The Significance Of Past Weight Loss In Anorexia, Disordered Eating

Many people assume that eating disorder issues are primarily emotional or psychological. Treatment generally focuses on a patient’s thoughts, emotions, beliefs and personality, and these issues are definitely part of the illness. However, recent research reveals that an individual’s past and present body weights are contributing factors to eating disorders. “The standards for treating anorexia …

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The Brain On Anorexia: What’s Different About It

Scientists such as Dr. Walter Kaye, University of California San Diego, have studied the brain circuitry of those with anorexia nervosa. What he and others have found is increasing our understanding of the biology behind eating disorders and is pointing the way to more effective treatment methods. By using the latest brain imaging technology, scientists …

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Risk Factors For Anorexia Development

Anorexia has consistently been called one of the deadliest mental disorders, yet 8 million people in the United States currently suffer from it. Acknowledgement of the risk factors and preventative steps for those who fall in the riskiest categories can go a long way toward reducing the prevalence of this disorder. Age While anorexia can …

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Recovery From Anorexia Nervosa: Why Is My Treatment Not Working?

Eating disorder recovery is hard to achieve, and many times people will hit a roadblock and become frustrated with treatment. Have you ever wondered why some people recover from anorexia relatively quickly while others seem to struggle for years? Researchers are looking to answer this question as well. Looking for Answers Unfortunately, there will never …

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How To Tell If Your Child Is Anorexic

Eating disorders don’t develop overnight. Usually, they start out as an attempt to be healthier and then turn into a diet that gets stricter and more regimented over time. You may think that you’d be able to tell if your child were anorexic, but sometimes the disease can sneak up on you. Here are some …

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Fasting: Merely A Romanticized Eating Disorder?

It was lunch break during my Yoga Teacher Training class, and we were scattered around the studio, sitting on yoga blankets and bolsters, munching away on the lunches we’d packed. We were chatting about what time of day each of us eats our main meal of the day. And somehow the conversation found its way …

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Escaping Control: Jen’s Recovery Story

This two-part article was written exclusively for by Jenmac18, a member of In this article, Jen discusses how her eating disorder began due to the pressures her father put on her and what has finally helped her overcome anorexia. My name is Jen, I am currently 36 years old, have been married for …

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Anorexia Especially Dangerous For Athletes

Sports and aesthetic activities highly value a competitive spirit, perfection, and physical appearance. The qualities that drive someone to excel at athletics can also drive them into an eating disorder. Athletes’ lives and livelihoods revolve around the ability to perform at their peak. Many athletes are perfectionists, overachievers, competitive, compulsive, and aim to please. These …

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A Day In The Life Of An Anorexic

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) approximately 0.6% of the US adult population will experience anorexia nervosa in their lifetime. This translates into about 8 million people who suffer every day with this potentially deadly disease. But most of those who are coping with anorexia do so in silence. Part of what perpetuates …

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