Anorexia News

Girls with Anorexia Show Some Autism-Like Traits

August 10th, 2013
Girls with Anorexia Show Some Autism-Like TraitsGirls who suffer with anorexia tend to exhibit mild traits of autism — a new finding which could lead to alternative ways of treating anorexia. The research, led ...

Significant Other Can Help or Hinder Weight Control Efforts

July 25th, 2013
Significant Other Can Help or Hinder Weight Control EffortsNew research suggests being encouraged to lose weight by a partner may in fact lead to unhealthy behaviors. As published in in the ...

Binge Eating May Signal Anxiety, Depression & Suicide Risk

July 23rd, 2013
Binge Eating May Signal Anxiety, Depression & Suicide Risk A new study of African-American girls finds that body dissatisfaction can lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression, and ...

Adult Eating Disorder + ADHD = Clinical Challenges

July 11th, 2013
Adult Eating Disorder + ADHD = Clinical Challenges A new European study finds that impulsivity combined with an eating disorder is a complex condition and one that often has ...

Estrogen Therapy Can Help Girls with Anorexia

June 19th, 2013
Estrogen Therapy Can Help Girls with Anorexia A new clinical trial suggests estrogen replacement therapy may significantly decrease anxiety symptoms among girls with anorexia nervosa. The clinical findings were ...

A New Hope for Anorexia Patients Found Through Brain Treatment

June 16th, 2013
A New Hope for Anorexia Patients Found Through Brain TreatmentIn a novel but very small study, scientists were able to help some women with severe anorexia nervosa through deep brain stimulation (DBS).  On ...

Anorexia, Bulimia Linked to Disturbance in Brain Region

June 10th, 2013
Anorexia, Bulimia Linked to Disturbance in Brain RegionAnorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are among the deadliest of psychiatric disorders, with few proven effective treatments. The insidious disorders are ...

Distorted Body Image In Anorexia Can Affect Movement

May 31st, 2013
Distorted Body Image In Anorexia Can Affect MovementA new study finds that even the unconscious actions of people suffering from anorexia nervosa are influenced by their disturbed perception of body image. Researchers ...

Shift in Goals Improves Treatment for Severe Anorexia

May 9th, 2013
Shift in Goals Improves Treatment for Severe Anorexia A new clinical trial has found that focusing on quality of life and enhanced social adjustment, rather than weight gain, improved results for patients ...

Seasonal Patterns Found in Online Mental Illness Searches

April 10th, 2013
Seasonal Patterns Found in Online Mental Illness Searches  Online searches for all major mental illnesses tend to follow seasonal patterns, according to a new study -- suggesting that mental illnesses may be ...