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What Dentists Can Do About Eating Disorders

Dentists may be medical professionals, but they are also specialists. Typically, patients will not turn to their dentists for help with ailments that don’t involve teeth, gums or general oral health. However, some illnesses, such as the eating disorder bulimia nervosa, affect oral health. As a result, dentists and dental hygienists may be positioned to …

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Social Media’s Potential Influence on Eating Disorders

Just when you’d grown weary of hearing about everyone’s “thigh gap” obsession, there’s a new body trend causing anxiety for young women. It’s cleverly labeled the “bikini bridge”. The term describes the look created when a woman lies down and her bikini bottoms hang suspended between her hip bones, showing off her enviably flat – …

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Do I Have an Eating Disorder? Take New Online Test

New online screening test for eating disorders debuts. As part of the national Eating Disorder Awareness Week of 2014, which lasted from Feb. 23 to March 1, the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and Screening for Mental Health together launched a new online screening test. The test is free and anonymous, and helps users determine …

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Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

Researchers who study anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders commonly focus their attention on psychological aspects of these illnesses, including  one’s thought processes, belief structures and emotional changes. This focus makes sense, since these factors heavily determine the development of disordered eating behaviors. However, according to the results of a study published in August 2013 …

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Eating Disorders Part 2 – Residential or Day Treatment?

If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder – or symptoms that strongly suggest you may have one – treatment is crucial to your health and well-being.  In severe cases, it may even save your life. In Part 1, the initial steps toward getting help were discussed.  This second part covers …

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Self-Help Tips for Women With Eating Disorders

While eating disorders impact both men and women, women tend to suffer from them to a much greater degree.  This may be largely due to society’s relentless pressure on females to be supermodel thin and cellulite-free.  Sadly, it’s the exception not the rule to fit such unrealistic and unhealthy standards, yet many females strive to …

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Adult ADHD Linked to Severe Eating Disorders

Adult ADHD is the general term for cases of the childhood condition attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder that continue to produce significant symptoms in adulthood. Modern studies indicate that 30 percent to 60 percent of children with ADHD also experience the adult form of the disorder. According to the results of a new study published in July …

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Recovering From Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)

Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) is a term used by the American Psychiatric Association to describe dangerous or medically counterproductive eating behaviors that don’t match the official definitions established for the disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Over 50 percent of all Americans with an eating disorder have some form of EDNOS, and the …

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