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By On May 19th, 2017

Kesha shares an open letter about overcoming eating disorders

Since undergoing treatment for an eating disorder in 2014, Kesha has been an outspoken public advocate working to raise awareness and remove the stigma from eating disorders. However, she has often kept the details of her own struggle to herself. That has changed with a new essay for Teen Vogue, where the singer goes more…

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By On January 27th, 2017

Can Electrical Brain Stimulation Treat Bulimia?

A new small study suggests that electrical brain stimulation may be able to help people who live with bulimia resist symptoms like the urge to binge-eat and restrict food intake. The report, published in the journal PLOS One, claims that sending a small and non-invasive electrical current into a region of the brain called the…

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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 October 28th, 2015

Why Do Eating Disorders Go Untreated?

Up to 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, but only 1 in 10 of these people will ever receive treatment. If you’ve never had an eating disorder, those alarming statistics may be surprising, but as anyone who has ever struggled with one of these disorders may tell you, it’s…

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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 23rd, 2014

Eating Disorders Start Earlier Than Previously Believed

A new study challenges many of the beliefs about eating disorders that are so prevalent in modern society. Typically, it is thought that eating disorder do not present themselves until after puberty, when social pressures about appearance can be strongest. But the new report says eating disorders can begin well before puberty and appear to…

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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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By On July 28th, 2014

Virtual Reality May Help Some Overcome Eating Disorders

I’ve heard of many unique attempts to more effectively treat eating disorders – which affect around 30 million people in the United States alone. However, you might be surprised to see the newest treatment and therapy tool being tested for the treatment of eating disorders. A new virtual reality system may be able to help…

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By On March 10th, 2014

How Can You Help Someone You Know With An Eating Disorder?

One of the most common mental disorders is all around us, but is rarely noticed or treated. It is considered the most fatal mental disorder, yet only one-third of all individuals struggling with anorexia obtain treatment. Anorexia can also be one of the most difficult to treat, even when those struggling turn to professional help…

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