A recent study conducted on more than 250 adolescent females reveals stunted growth may be one of the long-term side effects of anorexia nervosa (AN) . Published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the study also sheds light on how height concerns may point to more severe health complications for individuals [...] Read More
For years, doctors and therapists blamed the development of anorexia nervosa on environmental factors like overbearing parents or controlling mothers. Thanks to numerous studies on the genetics behind eating disorders, it is now evident that parents do not cause their children to develop eating disorders (at least not in the way everyone thought). Instead, eating [...] Read More
Elton John is a music legend and icon known for so much, including, but not at all limited to, his talent, timelessness, advocacy, and charity work. While he has undoubtedly had many impactful life experiences and encounters in his illustrious career and lifetime, Elton John reports that three simple words changed his life – “I [...] Read More
There are a great deal of unique factors involved in the treatment of adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and other restrictive eating disorders. Individuals that struggle with these disorders restrict their nutrients by severely limiting the food and fluids they take in. For adolescents, this can cause great harm, as they are experiencing formative mental and [...] Read More
Eating disorders are complex conditions because they are medical and mental health issues. Their complexity makes them more complicated to treat. Finding effective treatment methods for these complex conditions is extra complicated because researchers are not entirely sure what causes disordered eating . It is hard to create effective treatment methods when professionals are not [...] Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated ED behaviors and triggered relapses for many people with eating disorders like bulimia. A recent study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals with bulimia reported more binge eating urges and episodes . Participants in the study also [...] Read More
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a fear of gaining weight . This fear leads to disordered behaviors to lose weight, such as severe food restriction or obsessive exercise. These behaviors result in individuals becoming significantly underweight. Anorexia is a severe, potentially deadly mental illness due to potential medical complications that result from [...] Read More
Despite the increasing number of people diagnosed with eating disorders, eating disorders remain widely misunderstood amongst researchers, treatment professionals, and society . One of the largest questions that remains unanswered relates to the cause of eating disorder. While it is unknown what exactly causes eating disorders, there are hypotheses. Research shows that the cause of [...] Read More
While the stay-at-home orders and isolation caused by the COVID-19 crisis have been challenging for almost everyone around the globe, emerging studies reveal COVID isolation may be especially difficult for those with (or vulnerable to) Binge Eating Disorder (BED). If you or a loved one are struggling with this common eating disorder, here is a [...] Read More
While numerous studies have looked at anorexia nervosa (causes, the effectiveness of treatments, the prevalence in certain populations, etc.), very few, if any, have examined the lifetime impact of anorexia nervosa (AN). A recent study published by Cambridge University Press sought to change that by following a group of individuals with adolescent-onset anorexia nervosa over [...] Read More
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