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  1. 'Love Hormone' May Help Those With Anorexia

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small, preliminary study hints that a hormone connected to positive feelings could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social difficulties, which

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  2. Deadliest Psychiatric Disorder: Anorexia

    July 12, 2011 -- Anorexia is the most lethal psychiatric disorder, carrying a sixfold increased risk of death -- four times the death risk from major depression. The odds are even worse for people first diagnosed with anorexia in their 20s. They have 18 times the death risk of healthy people their a

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  3. Unhealthy Eating Habits Start Early

    June 24, 2011 -- Girls and boys who develop unhealthy eating or extreme dieting habits as adolescents are likely to carry those potentially dangerous weight control practices into adulthood. A new study shows that more than half of teenage girls and one-third of teenage boys used unhealthy eating ha

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  4. Study: Eating Disorders in Teens Are Common

    March 7, 2011 -- Eating disorders in teens are common, often occur with other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts, and don't just affect girls, according to a new study. ''Eating disorders are a serious public health problem," says researcher Kathleen Merikangas, PhD, senior investigato

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  5. Anorexia: The Body Neglected

    Anorexia nervosa takes an enormous toll on the body. But that's not all. It has the highest death rate of any mental illness. Between 5% and 20% of people who develop the disease eventually die from it. The longer you have it, the more likely you will die from it. Even for those who survive, the dis

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  6. Anorexia May Affect Taste Sensations

    Sept. 26, 2007 -- The eating disorder anorexia nervosa may affect women's taste sensations, researchers report. The finding comes from a small study of 16 women who had recovered from anorexia nervosa for an average of nearly four years. Those women currently had normal eating habits and normal BMI

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  7. One Woman's Race Against Anorexia

    Food has consumed my thoughts in good and bad ways for several years. I used to wake up every morning thinking about what I was going to eat at each meal and how many calories I would burn with my daily workout. I became isolated from my friends and spent countless hours in my college dorm room in o

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  8. Prozac Doesn't Stop Anorexia Relapse

    June 13, 2006 -- The antidepressant drug Prozac does not help prevent relapses in patients recovering from anorexia anorexia nervosa, new research shows. Researchers from Columbia University and University of Toronto compared treatment with Prozac (fluoxetine) to that with placebo in patients who ha

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  9. Anorexia Treatment: No Magic Bullet

    April 18, 2006 -- Antidepressants and other drugs are not effective treatments for anorexia anorexia nervosa, but behavioral therapy can help prevent recovering anorexics from relapsing, according to findings from a review of eating disorder studies. The treatment picture was somewhat more encouragi

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  10. Weight Gain Often Doesn't Mean Anorexia Cure

    Aug. 18, 2005 - Anorexia nervosa patients who gain weight while being treated often spiral back into the eating disorder. Now new research may shed some light on why relapse rates are so high. The study shows that women who seemed to be getting better while participating in a hospital-based behavior

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