anorexia treatment

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that can be defined as self-induced starvation. While most people grasp the fact that eating less will invariably have a weight loss effect on the body, not everyone realizes the effect that anorexia has on the brain. Having a healthy brain is important for a healthy life, as the… read more

Anorexia and Bulimia are not the same, but they do share certain features in common with each other, and they can even overlap and exist in the same person at the same time. However, it’s not hard to mistake anorexia and bulimia for each other, and once you know the signs and symptoms, it’s easy… read more

If you or someone you know is struggling to recover from anorexia, bulimia, or another eating disorder, you might be wondering just what caused it and why the prevalence of eating disorders seems to be on the rise. While there are numerous factors that layer into the equation, in this blog post, we’ll look at… read more

She was withering away before their eyes. They watched her slog through marathon workouts every weekday morning at the Green Hills YMCA, her emaciated body leaning on the rails of the Stairmaster. “That girl was there,” Frank Grant told his wife one Sunday afternoon, confirming the couple’s suspicion that she was working out multiple times… read more

Researchers at Florida State University recently conducted an experiment in which they analyzed whether or not spending time on social media sites such as Facebook, had any causal effect on eating disorder risk factors. The following information recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Social media that emphasizes sharing and commenting on photos and other images… read more

Congressional leaders are calling on the federal government to study how eating disorders affect both Americans as individuals and the American economy as a whole. Congressional members of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Caucus wrote a letter last month calling on the Government Accountability Office to “undertake a review of the prevalence, mortality rate, and… read more

The project started last year, when Lamm, a Pittsburgh-based artist, designed images of what he called “Normal Barbie” in an attempt to make the doll reflective of real bodies. He used the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and then molded them to a 3D model of… read more

Eating disorders affect every age group. Although many people associate eating disorders with teens, baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are at risk as well. The following story based on research from the International Journal of Eating Disorders recently appeared in Food and Nutrition: It has only been in the past few years that… read more

You’re invited to join others in Tallahassee, Florida as they walk to raise awareness on the dangers of Eating Disorders. The walk, sponsored in part by by University Health Services, will start at 6:00 PM at Florida State University Campus and will originate at Langford Green. Before the walk a Guest Speaker from Canopy Cove… read more

The following information recently appeared on the NEDA site. A review of nearly fifty years of research confirms that anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder (Arcelus, Mitchell, Wales, & Nielsen, 2011). For females between fifteen to twenty-four years old who suffer from anorexia nervosa, the mortality rate associated with the… read more