Posts Tagged ‘anorexia nervosa’

By On July 6th, 2017

10 things you should know about anorexia

  Most people are somewhat aware of what anorexia is. They know it is an eating disorder and is largely characterized by avoiding eating. But, there is much more to know about the complex and deadly eating disorder affecting millions of people in America alone. Here are ten facts to help you better understand and…


By On November 16th, 2016

Social Impairment May Stick Around After Anorexia Recovery

It has been well documented that social impairments are common among those who live with anorexia nervosa, but a new study suggests these impairments may not go away after recovery. According to findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, individuals experiencing their first episode of anorexia and those who had already recovered from the…


By On September 7th, 2016

Recovery from Surgery Not Unlike Recovery from an Eating Disorder, Part III

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital In the previous two blogs of this series, I discussed how the steps in recovering from surgery can be likened to the steps necessary to recovery from anorexia, bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, or BED.  Now I would like…


By On August 31st, 2016

Rehabilitation from a surgery – Not unlike making your body well again, Part II

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital In the previous blog of this series, I discussed how recovery from surgery can be similar to the healing process associated with anorexia nervosa.  There are many points of inter-relatedness associated with the other eating disorders as well as…


By On July 19th, 2016

Brain Abnormalities May Explain Why Some Anorexics Don’t Respond To Treatment

Researchers have discovered abnormalities in areas of the brain associated with forming insight. According to the team led by the University of Illinois at Chicago and UCLA, these abnormalities could potentially explain why some people with anorexia nervosa seem to have difficulty recognizing their own dangerous disorder eating habits. According to the study recently published…


By On July 5th, 2016

New Treatment Option Shows Promise For Adolescents With Anorexia

Limiting the number of people involved in a teenager’s treatment for anorexia may help make treatment more effective. Family-Based Treatment (FBT) is currently the standard treatment for adolescents and teenagers struggling with anorexia, and involves the entire family into therapy sessions. That includes siblings and all other family members who live with the young person…


By On June 13th, 2016

What Drives Anorexia?

The impulses and mechanisms behind anorexia have been a mystery for a long time. It is a highly complex disorder with many genetic and environmental factors that could potentially play a role in the development of the eating disorder. Many have suggested the disorder stems from a compulsive desire to avoid or fear of becoming…


By On April 4th, 2016

Can Brain Stimulation Help People With Anorexia Recover?

A surprising new tool may be useful for relieving major symptoms of anorexia nervosa according to recent research. The study, published in PLoS One, suggests a type of brain stimulation known as repetitive transcranial stimulation (rTMS) may provide relief for the typically hard-to-treat eating disorder. “With rTMS we targeted … an area of the brain…


By On March 11th, 2016

People With Anorexia May Experience Less Pleasure From Physical Touch

Individuals with anorexia experience numerous well-documented side-effects and symptoms that can take a severe toll on their bodies, but some physical issues associated with the disorder are still being discovered. A Ph.D. student at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK recently found that individuals with anorexia nervosa experience less pleasure from physical touch in…

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