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One in Five Young Adults Has Mental Health Disorder
Almost one in five people between the ages of 19 and 25 suffers from a personality disorder such as social anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder, though few seek help.
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ADHD Increases Risk for Bulimia
Impulsiveness associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) puts teen girls with attention problems at a substantial risk for eating disorders, shows a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
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Family Meals Reduce Disordered Eating in Teen Girls
Worried about your daughter's eating habits? New research shows eating five or more meals together per week as a family considerably decreases the likelihood of teen girls engaging in extreme diet behaviors such as fasting or vomiting.
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Estrogen Linked to Anorexia
High levels of estrogen in the womb may increase risk of anorexia, shows new research published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
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Anorexic Brain Set on Planning, Not Pleasure
Women who recover from anorexia show notably marked differences in brain patterns one year after recovery, states a report in this month's American Journal of Psychiatry.
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'Purging Disorder' Identified as Distinct Eating Disorder
What's the difference between purging after a binge and throwing up after a normal-sized meal? According to University of Iowa psychology professor Pamela Keel, these behaviors mark a critical distinction between the widely recognized eating disorder bulimi...
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PsychBriefs: September 2-8, 2007
Suicide Rates Rise in U.S. Girls A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on 2004 suicide rates shows an eight percent increase in suicides among Americans age 10 to 24 following a 13-year decline. This increase was most dramatic among gir...
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You are What Your Friends and Family Eat
If you've noticed you're having trouble fitting into your jeans lately, look to your friends and family--odds they've been packing on the pounds too. According to a study released in the July 26 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine, your chances o...
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Diabulimia: Emerging Eating Disorder in Diabetic Teens A Growing Cause for Concern
Eating disorders revolve around food: how much, when, where, and what exercise must be done to counter its effects. The criteria aren't that different from what a teenager trying to manage their diabetes goes through, except that teens with diabetes must a...
"Typical" Eating Disorder Criteria Miss Males, Non-Whites
Criteria for diagnosing eating disorders have been designed around their most common patient, a white, teenage female. However, recent research shows that as many as one in four people with eating disorders are male, suggesting these guidelines may miss a l...
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Gay Men (And Women) Vulnerable to Eating Disorders
Comedian Margaret Cho once joked that when it came to eating disorders, gay men took them far more seriously than women. A population-based study released today by Columbia University reveals the truth behind the (dark) humor. The survey of 516 straight a...
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Survey Shows Binge Eating Most Prevalent Eating Disorder
A new study by Harvard psychiatrists aims at highlighting eating disorders as a top public health concern in America. The study, published in the February 1, 2007 issue of Biological Psychiatry, is the first to provide concrete figures on the prevalence of ...
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Antipsychotic Drug Helps Anorexics
Quetiapine, one of the atypical antipsychotics which have become popular in the treatment of schizophrenia, has shown to help in the recovery from anorexia. In a study of 19 patients published in this month's International Journal of Eating Disorders, nine ...
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Diet Articles May Cause Eating Disorders in Teens
The 44 percent of middle school girls who frequently read articles about weight loss and dieting are twice as likely to try unhealthy weight loss measures such as smoking and fasting and three times as likely to try vomiting than girls who did not read the ...
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Morbidity Rates Down Among Anorexics
Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have announced some positive findings from a long-term study of sufferers of anorexia. The study, which followed all Swedish women between the ages of 10 and 24 who entered treatment for anorexia between...
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Eating Disorders Passed Down from Mother to Child
By the age of ten, signs of disturbed eating patterns are likely to appear in children whose mothers suffer from eating disorders says a longitudinal study of 56 children published in October's British Journal of Psychiatry. The children and their mothers,...
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Boys More Likely to Recover from Anorexia
A UCLA study shows that the symptoms of anorexia may be more persistent in recovering female patients than recovering male patients. Studying 99 male and female anorexics age 14 to 17, researchers found that one year after recovery, 8.4 percent of females ...
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Internet Program Helps Prevent Eating Disorders
Researchers have found that an eight-week online cognitive behavioral program called Student Bodies helps prevents eating disorders in high-risk college-aged women. Four-hundred eighty college-age women with high body shape and weight concerns were recruit...
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How Advertisements Affect Body Satisfaction in Women
A study published in Psychology of Women Quarterly examines the impact of images of "thin-ideal" women in advertisements on women with and without prior feelings of body image concerns. Studying a group of female undergraduate students who viewed advertise...
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More Middle-Aged Women Being Treated for Eating Disorders
While bulimia and anorexia typically begin the teens or early 20s, increasingly more middle-aged women are seeking treatment for eating disorders following a relapse years after recovery, or when the disease, in addition to the responsibilities of work and ...
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Study: Eating Disorder Patients Likely to Self-Harm
Eating disorder clinic The Renfrew Center has published findings from a study of its patients showing that nearly half--44 percent--admit to having self-harmed. Nine percent of those reported engaging in self-harm behaviors including cutting, bruising and b...
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Cohabitation Lessens Bulimia Symptoms
A five-year study of Norwegian teenagers living with bulimia has shown that binging and purging tended to wane once young women moved in with a partner or were married. Cohabitation did not improve their feelings about body image or prevent them from taking...
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