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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 ...

Energy Balance is Complex Interchange between Brain and Body

October 29th, 2012
Energy Balance is Complex Interchange between Brain and Body New research investigates the method by which our brain coordinates energy expenditure to caloric consumption. For many, it ...

Disordered Eating Common Among College Women

October 1st, 2012
Disordered Eating Common Among College WomenWith some studies finding that nearly two-thirds of female college students have an undiagnosed or mild eating disorder, researchers at the University of Michigan set out ...

Anorexics Accurately Judge Others’ Body Size, But Not Their Own

September 10th, 2012
Anorexics Accurately Judge Others' Body Size, But Not Their OwnAlthough people suffering from anorexia nervosa have a skewed perception of their own bodies, they accurately judge the size of other people’s bodies, according to ...

Brain Circuits Differ in Women with Anorexia vs. Obesity

May 22nd, 2012
Brain Circuitry Different In Women with Anorexia and ObesityWhy does one person become anorexic and another obese? Blame the brain. A study recently published by a University of ...