Anorexia Nervosa

Update on Anorexia Treatment and Research

Update on Anorexia Treatment and Research

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It's the deadliest mental illness. What's being done about it?

Anorexia Nervosa and the Compulsive Exercise Test

Anorexia Nervosa and the Compulsive Exercise Test

Exercise time per day is associated with a higher Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) global score in adults with anorexia.

New Surgical Weight Loss Device Alarms Eating Disorders Experts

New Surgical Weight Loss Device Alarms Eating Disorders Experts

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FDA approval was based on a single clinical trial involving 111 patients, which was funded by the device manufacturer.

Women With Eating Disorders Exhibit Riskier Drinking Behaviors

Women With Eating Disorders Exhibit Riskier Drinking Behaviors

Those with eating disorders had higher scores in scales measuring alcohol dependence, alcohol-related problems, and intoxication.

Transcranial Stimulation May Reduce Anorexia Symptoms

Transcranial Stimulation May Reduce Anorexia Symptoms

Researchers found that the depression treatment rTMS cut the urges to restrict food in anorexia.

Mortality Rate Increased Among Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Mortality Rate Increased Among Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Individuals with anorexia nervosa mainly died from natural causes of the eating disorder.

Psychiatric Disorders Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Psychiatric Disorders Common Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

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Mental health conditions, like binge eating disorder and depression, are common among patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

Being Bullied Increases Risk for Eating Disorders

Being Bullied Increases Risk for Eating Disorders

Those who were bullied were almost twice as likely to have symptoms of bulimia compared to those who weren't bullied.

Habitual Brain Region Active in People With Anorexia

Habitual Brain Region Active in People With Anorexia

People who suffer from anorexia nervosa use a brain region associated with habitual behavior in making decisions about what to eat.

Elevated Liver Enzymes Linked to Hypoglycemia in Anorexia

Elevated Liver Enzymes Linked to Hypoglycemia in Anorexia

Elevated aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase levels are also linked to lower body mass index.

Mindfulness May Help Prevent Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls

Mindfulness May Help Prevent Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls

Significant declines in weight and shape concerns, and dietary restraints were seen in female students after receiving mindfulness training.

Orthorexia: Obsession With Healthy Eating Becomes a Disorder

Orthorexia: Obsession With Healthy Eating Becomes a Disorder

Although not officially recognized by the APA, cases of orthorexia are on the rise.

Update on Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

Update on Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

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Psychotherapy is useful in treating bulimia and binge eating, while anorexia remains the most difficult eating disorder to tackle.

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