anorexia

New perceptual pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception and increase risk of eating and exercise disorders
New perceptual pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception and increase risk of eating and exercise disorders (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study led by researchers at Macquarie University has identified a psychological pathway that can lead to body size and shape misperception in individuals, putting them at greater risk of developing conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and ... Read More »

Five tips for parents to discuss and identify eating disorders
Five tips for parents to discuss and identify eating disorders (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Controversial Netflix drama To the Bone has brought eating disorders into the spotlight, but a Deakin University clinical psychologist warns it’s important for parents to take the lead in discussing these issues with their children, rather than leaving it to ... Read More »

Brains of teens with anorexia nervosa altered
Brains of teens with anorexia nervosa altered (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published last ... Read More »

Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet
Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Studies have shown drunkorexia to be a prevalent and dangerous trend among young people in the US but the first empirical study with Australian girls shows the problem is actually more severe in Australia with nearly 60% of female university students ... Read More »

Parent-focused treatment effective in combatting anorexia nervosa
Parent-focused treatment effective in combatting anorexia nervosa (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), The Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne compared the effectiveness of Parent-Focused Treatment (PFT) and Family-Based Treatment (FBT), the current standard of care for adolescents with AN. They found that ... Read More »

Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens
Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults, according to research findings forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our research shows that psychological factors are important ... Read More »

Peer pressure trumps “thin” ideals in the media
Peer pressure trumps “thin” ideals in the media (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Peers exert a greater influence on teenage girls’ dissatisfaction with their bodies than do thin ideals in television or social media use, according to new research¹ by Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson and colleagues from Texas A & M International University ... Read More »

Poor food and dieting make women sick
Poor food and dieting make women sick (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

As part of Nutrition Week 2012, Women’s Health Victoria highlights the link between women’s relationship with food and their physical and mental health in their new Women and Food Issues Paper. The recent Victorian government Health Monitor Report reveals that ... Read More »

 
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