Anorexia News

Oxytocin Shows Promise in Treating Anorexia

March 23rd, 2014
Oxytocin Shows Promise in Treating AnorexiaOxytocin, sometimes called the "love hormone," could be a promising new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to two new studies. Researchers found that when patients with anorexia are given a dose of ...

Impulse Control Difficulties Linked to Diabetes

February 3rd, 2014
Impulse Control Difficulties Linked to DiabetesNew research suggests impulse control disorders such as eating disorders, as well as depression, are risk factors for diabetes. The research, by Dr Peter de Jonge, University of Groningen, Netherlands, ...

Anorexia May Be Tied to Abnormal Cholesterol Processing

December 22nd, 2013
Anorexia May Be Tied to Abnormal Cholesterol ProcessingA new study suggests that anorexia nervosa could be caused, in part, by a disruption in the normal processing of cholesterol, which may disrupt mood and eating behavior. “These ...

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 ...