Anorexia News

Some Facebook Activities Tied to Body Image Problems

December 4th, 2013
Some Facebook Activities Tied to Body Image ProblemsA new study suggests "appearance exposure" on the Internet is linked to body image disturbance among adolescent girls. Researchers discovered a link between specific Facebook activities and body image ...

Anti-Epileptic Drug Topamax Could Treat Cocaine Addiction

October 27th, 2013
Anti-Epileptic Drug Could Treat Cocaine Addiction  A new study reveals that topiramate, a drug approved to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches, also could help treat cocaine dependence. The study is one of the first ...

CBT, Psychdynamic Psychotherapy Found Effective for Anorexia

October 22nd, 2013
CBT, Psychdynamic Psychotherapy Found Effective for AnorexiaA large study has shown that outpatient psychotherapy is an effective treatment approach for adult women with anorexia. Investigators evaluated two new treatment strategies and compared the outcomes to ...

Eating Disorders Linked to Reproductive Problems

October 9th, 2013
Eating Disorders Linked to Reproductive Problems A new study from Finland finds that women with eating disorders are less likely to have children than others in their age group. The discrepancy is the most apparent ...

Soft Caress Helps to Improve Sense of Self

October 9th, 2013
Soft Caress Helps to Improve Sense of SelfNew research suggests a loving touch can improve the brain’s ability to create and sustain a healthy sense of self. European researchers discovered slow caresses or strokes -- ...

Binge Eating Can Have Lasting Effects

September 26th, 2013
Binge Eating Can Have Lasting Effects An international study by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests binge eating disorders inflict more hardship on individuals over the course of a lifetime than bulimia. The American Psychiatric Association ...

Yo-Yo Weight Loss is Sign of Disordered Eating

September 25th, 2013
Yo-Yo Weight Loss is Sign of Disordered Eating Dieters know that losing weight is often not the issue -- keeping the weight off is. Weight loss researchers agree that the more weight you've lost, the harder ...

New Guidelines on Diet for Treating Anorexia

September 23rd, 2013
New Guidelines on Diet for Treating AnorexiaEmerging research provides new evidence-based suggestions on how to treat young people suffering from malnutrition related to anorexia. Researchers discovered higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain ...

Loss of Weight by Obese Teens Increases Risk of Eating Disorders

September 10th, 2013
Loss of Weight by Obese Teens Increases Risk of Eating Disorders In what seems like a double bind, Mayo Clinic researchers suggest obese teenagers who lose weight ...

Alcoholism, Eating Disorders May Share Genetic Risk Factors

August 24th, 2013
Alcoholism, Eating Disorders May Share Genetic Risk FactorsCommon genetic factors may be behind both alcoholism and specific symptoms of eating disorders -- particularly the binge eating and purging habits of bulimia ...