Anorexia News

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 ...

Peer Pressure Dictates Teen Body Image

January 31st, 2013
Peer Pressure Dictates Teen Body Image  Researchers have discovered a teenage girl's social group plays more of a role than social media, television and the big screen on ...

Faulty Brain Connections Leads Anorexics to Misjudge Body Shapes

January 25th, 2013
Faulty Brain Connections Leads Anorexics to Misjudge Body Shapes A brain imaging study suggests improper neural connections cause women with anorexia nervosa to have poor perceptual awareness of body ...

Spotting Eating Disorders in the ER

November 20th, 2012
 Spotting Eating Disorders in the ERIdentifying eating disorders in teens and getting treatment are often difficult tasks. A new study seeks to leverage location, in this case hospital emergency ...

New Genetic Mutations May Keep Some Mental Disorders from Dying Out

November 18th, 2012
New Genetic Mutations May Keep Some Mental Disorders from Dying OutPeople with certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism, ...

Trying to Reverse Women’s Obsession with Thin

November 9th, 2012
Trying to Reverse Womens Obsession with ThinA new UK research study suggests what many already believe: that media and marketing images of thin and super-thin women has ...