Demi Lovato Creates Mental Illness Scholarship

After battling bulimia, self-harm issues and bipolar depression, Demi Lovato continues to speak out about the need for support. The singer recently lost her father, Patrick Lovato, and shared that he suffered from mental illnesses. This prompted Lovato to create The Lovato Treatment Scholarship, which will pay the cost of treatment for people suffering from …

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Early Intervention Lacking For Children With Anorexia

An eating disorders specialist in the U.K. has suggested that early intervention is key to providing effective treatment for children with anorexia. Professor Bryan Lask has reported that many of his patients who are becoming ill with anorexia are under the age of ten. He is a leading researcher in the field of eating disorders, …

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Illnesses Associated With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a disorder which can also be referred to as manic depression. The condition is a mental health illness which is characterized by repeated episodes of depression, severe mood swings and at least one occurrence of mania. Not only does bipolar disorder affect a person’s mental health, but it can also manifest itself …

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Is Eating Disorder Treatment Covered By Health Insurance? Probably Not

In a country where getting health insurance is difficult enough, it’s hard to be picky about your plan. But our nation’s growing trend of eating disorders suggests that health care providers ought to rethink what kind of coverage they offer–and how they classify diseases like anorexia and bulimia. A recent report by Kaiser Health News …

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Reduced Fatty Acid Levels Return To Normal Once Healthy Weight Is Restored

A study of teenage girls recovering from eating disorders has determined that once the girls re-gain a healthy weight, their levels of essential fatty acids return to normal. The study which is published in the August edition of Acta Paediatrica was conducted by researchers at Uppsala University Children’s Hospital in Sweden. The results suggest that …

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The Physical Effects Of Adults From Child Abuse

In 2011, the United States reported 676,569 children were the victims or child neglect or child abuse. While the physical injuries from child abuse are outwardly visible, neglect and abuse can have long-term psychological and emotional consequences for children. Being abused and neglected is something a child can carry well into adulthood and its effects …

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