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Brain patterns of former anorexics reveal clues to disorder's lasting impact

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1 Even after more than a year of maintaining a normalized body weight, young women who recovered from anorexia nervosa show vastly different patterns of brain activity compared to similar women without the eating disorder, Walter H. Kaye, M.D., professor of psychiatry, University...

New Scan Spots Beginning of Bone Problems in Anorexics

Structural abnormalities start early, researchers report WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new scanning technology has detected previously unnoticed bone abnormalities in adolescent girls afflicted with the eating disorder anorexia. "What we have found in this study is an exc...

Sense of taste different in women with anorexia nervosa

...ropsychopharmacology. The study also implies that there may be differences in the processing of information related to self-awareness in recovering anorexics compared to those without the illness findings that may lead to a better understanding of the cause of this serious and sometimes fatal mental disord...

Parental Involvement Key to Battling Bulimia

... the book Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder . Family-based therapy has shown promise in treating teens with the eating disorder anorexia. anorexics often experience some of the same symptoms, raising the possibility that this type of therapy might also work for bulimics. In general, however, we...

Parental Involvement Key to Battling Bulima

... the book Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder . Family-based therapy has shown promise in treating teens with the eating disorder anorexia. anorexics often experience some of the same symptoms, raising the possibility that this type of therapy might also work for bulimics. In general, however, we...

Anorexia Nervosa – Uproot the Disease by Understanding Key Triggers and Motive

...h that was reassured with praises. The need to be cared and seeking attention through this disorder also showed up as an instigator for anorexia. When anorexics were driven by a desire to die, researchers consider this goal as extremely serious, for starvation was motivated by the urge to destroying oneself co...

Excessive exercise common among women with eating disorders

...o an extreme extent was also seen among women exhibiting high degree of anxiety, obsessiveness and perfectionism. These characteristics are typical of anorexics who purge to lose weight. Bulik said, “It makes sense that such women will be particularly likely to use all available methods in their driv...

Anorexia in boys is common too

... them to catch up with their peers. The same effect has been observed in female adolescent anorexics, although studies indicate that female adult anorexics are unable to fully regain bone mass after recovering a normal weight. Castro said that since anorexia is relatively rare in boys, it can be diff...
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