Artist Explores The Many Facets Of Binge Eating

Being able to embrace the discomfort that comes with any eating disorder is a way to cope with the darkness, says artist Lee Price. In a recent interview with Mashable, Price explains how her series of self-portraits about binge eating are a reflection of this struggle. “When we are not able to sit with uncomfortable …

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ADHD Drug Might Help Binge Eaters

Individuals suffering from binge eating disorder might benefit from taking lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Vyvanse), according to new research from Shire, the drug’s manufacturer. Two identical phase III trials showed that Vyvanse helped reduce the number of weekly binge episodes that a patient normally experiences. A total of 773 patients who met the DSM-IV criteria for binge …

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A Smartphone App For Binge Eating May Help Curb The Urge

Like a friend who gives you no-nonsense advice when you need it most, a new smartphone app aims to help people avoid binge eating behavior. The “TakeControl” app, which is in development by researchers at Drexel University, will track users’ individual eating patterns and alert them when they are in dangerous territory. Breaking the cycle …

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Would You Like An Antidepressant With Your Anorexia?

There is no strong evidence to support that antidepressants can help treat anorexia. But doctors are doling them out left and right anyway, a new study found. Published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders last December, the research involved about 500 anorexic women and the treatment they received for the condition. Some women were …

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“World’s Thinnest Woman” Not Happy About Being A Role Model

Valeria Levitin has been called the “world’s thinnest woman.” Her frame is so thin that she looks like a walking skeleton–extreme anorexia has left her devastatingly malnourished, with protruding bones and disturbing-looking facial features. A dangerous role model Yet the 37-year-old who was once a healthy-looking, fuller-figured woman, wants the graphic images of her circulating …

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What Is Pro Ana Weight Loss?

In the world of eating disorders, there’s a movement called “pro ana” – which essentially advocades losing weight through unhealthy and dangerous methods. The pro ana (short for anorexia) or “thinspo” concepts encompass an ideology where it’s OK to be dangerously thin, eating is discouraged, and even suicide through starvation is sometimes supported. Websites The …

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Vegetarians May Be Hiding An Eating Disorder

Vegetarians have many reasons for not eating meat. Some do it for animal rights, some for their personal health, and some to save the environment. A new study suggests that a lot of people with eating disorders may claim to be vegetarian in order to politely refuse food and mask their problem. Women with eating …

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