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By On March 8th, 2017

Anorexia Rehabilitation May Need More Time To Restore The Brain

A lot of attention is paid to how anorexia affects the body, from the focus on weight to the long-term risks of organ failure or death. But, many forget that anorexia is a mental disorder first and foremost, and treatment needs to focus on the brain as much as the body. New research published in…

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By On December 28th, 2016

Almost Two-Thirds of People With Eating Disorders Eventually Recover

Recovering from eating disorders is typically described as a difficult journey with a high-risk for relapse, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. While recovery may be tough, almost two-thirds of all women with anorexia or bulimia eventually recover during their lifetime according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “These…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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