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Posts Tagged ‘bulimia nervosa’

By On April 18th, 2016

Diabulimia: When Diabetes Leads To An Eating Disorder

The fact that eating disorders are associated with a wealth of severe health problems and diseases is well known. In most cases, the eating disorder contributes to the other health issues. What most people don’t know is that some diseases can feed into eating disorders. That is the case with what some are calling “diabulimia,”…

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By On January 21st, 2016

Mirror Exposure Therapy Reduces Body Dissatisfaction In Women With Bulimia

New research from the University of Granada suggests two relatively new psychological treatments are effective in reducing body dissatisfaction and symptoms associated with body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa. The study, published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry shows that both techniques, based in the controlled exposure to individual’s own body in…

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By On December 8th, 2015

What People With Eating Disorders Wish Others Understood

With approximately 30 million men and women in the United States experiencing a clinically significant eating disorder in their lifetimes, eating disorders are more common than most people think. Despite being frighteningly frequent, eating disorders are perhaps one of the most poorly understood mental illnesses. To help dispel the myths and misunderstandings that surround eating…

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By On November 16th, 2015

Study Suggests Bullies Are At High Risk For Bulimia

Being the victim of bullying as a child is known to be associated with an increased risk for anxiety, depression, and even eating disorders, but a new study suggests the bullies may also be at risk for psychological disorders. A new study from researchers at Duke Medicine and the University Of North Carolina School Of…

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By On October 26th, 2015

Get The Facts On Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are some of the most well-known mental illnesses in American society, yet they are surprisingly poorly understood. Myths and misunderstandings abound when we discuss eating disorders, partially thanks to misrepresentations of these disorders in the media. To help set the record straight and clear up the myths and legends about eating disorders, today I am…

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By On October 19th, 2015

Research Suggests Family Based Therapy Is More Effective In Treating Bulimia Nervosa

Recent research from the University of California, San Francisco indicates that contrary to traditional practice, adolescents diagnosed with bulimia nervosa are likely to recovery faster when family is more deeply involved in the treatment process. In a press release from the university, Daniel Le Grange, professor from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, says “parents need to…

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By On October 15th, 2015

A Brief Guide To The Most Common Eating Disorders

In the U.S. alone, up to 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder every year. Only 1 in 10 of those people will receive treatment for the disorder, and only 35% of those individuals will receive treatment at a specialized facility for eating disorders. There are many reasons why treatment rates for eating disorders…

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By On September 29th, 2014

Eating Disorders: A Silent Killer

Eating disorders affect an estimated 30 million people across the US at any given time, and many believe the number could be substantially higher as a large amount of cases go unreported. This is even more troubling as eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental illness due to related medical conditions and…

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