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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Living With Anorexia: Lizzy

      By Lizzy I guess it all started with a diet when I was a sophomore in high school. I had been overweight for awhile, but I hadn't given much thought to it. Then, my grandpa died, and I thought, "Life is really short, and I'm tired of spending it in a body that I hate." At least, that's what I told m

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    5. Living With Anorexia: Carré Otis

      By Carré Otis Growing up in an alcoholic household where life was chaotic and unstable had me searching for ways to cope and remedy the anxiety I experienced. I had a tremendous fear of becoming a woman, and my relationship with my mother was fractured. I lacked the nurturing that makes the process

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    6. The Changing Face of Anorexia

      Think anorexia is a teen disease, or a habit taken up by spoiled, white rich girls? Think again. White women in their teens and 20s still account for most anorexia cases in the U.S. But experts say women in their 40s and 50s, men, black and Hispanic women, and even little girls as young as 8 or 9 ye

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    7. Living With Anorexia: Melissa Román

      By Melissa Román I come from a very Catholic family in which everything has to be picture perfect, even if it's an illusion, like in "Desperate Housewives." I was always thin, while my sister was the overweight one -- my mother put her on Weight Watchers when she was 12. Early on, I got the message

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    8. Anorexia and Bulimia: Cracking the Genetic Code

      Not so long ago, doctors and therapists blamed anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders on overly controlling parents. When they first gained attention in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the diseases were often seen as psychosomatic -- the willful behavior of often-spoiled, privileged teenagers

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    9. Pro-Anorexia Web Sites: The Thin Web Line

      "Thinspiration." "Ana." "Mia." "I love you to the bones." This is the vocabulary of a burgeoning subculture of web sites known as "pro-ana," meaning pro-anorexia. Created primarily by young women who have anorexia or bulimia, or are in recovery from one or both of the disorders, these sites have bee

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    10. Living With Anorexia: Denise Demers

      By Denise Myers Demers Weight has always been an issue for me. In my high school yearbook I wrote as my goal, "Stay 105," which is pretty sad when you think of it. In the summer of 2004, I was about to turn 45, and I decided I wanted to meet that goal. The goal became my focus, because so many other

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