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  1. Anorexia Is Hitting Older Women

    This isn't about any teenager: Wives, new mothers, professional women, and empty nesters are developing eating disorders.   Women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s are showing signs of anorexia or bulimia. The problem often begins so subtly that neither she nor her family realizes what's happening, ex

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  2. Women With Anorexia Nervosa Often Relapse

    June 25, 2004 -- The road to recovery may be a long one for women with anorexia nervosa. A new study shows about one in three women treated for the eating disorder experience a relapse within two years after being discharged from the hospital. Anorexia nervosa affects less than 1% of the population

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  3. Becoming 'the Best Anorexic Ever'

    Nov. 12, 2001 -- Wendy, 22, has struggled with anorexia for more than a decade but has no immediate desire to recover from the condition that could one day kill her. Though she says she wouldn't wish the eating disorder on anyone, Wendy adds that "for myself and many others, there's a need to hold o

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  4. When Your Child is Anorexic

    May 1, 2000 (Corralitos, Calif.) -- For years, parents of anorexic girls have been told to avoid arguments over food and give up their failed fight for control over their daughters' bodies. But when Claire and Bob Donovan walked through the doors of Children's Hospital of Michigan with their bone-th

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  5. Hospitalization for Anorexia Can Do More Harm Than Good

    Feb. 24, 2000 (Washington) -- Hospitals, usually places of healing, can be just the opposite for teen-agers struggling with anorexia nervosa, a common and often dangerous eating disorder. A British study found that teen-agers who were hospitalized fared far worse than those who were not, and experts

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  6. Anorexia Revisited

    Feb. 24, 2000 (Minneapolis) -- A long-term follow-up study of patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa found that half had achieved a full recovery. That's the good news. The bad news is that the rest of the patients did not fully recover, and some died of the disease. The report was published in th

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  7. Therapy With Family Best Approach for Anorexic Girls

    Dec. 1, 1999 (New York) -- Anorexia nervosa predominantly affects teen-age girls, and can be life threatening. While everyone else may notice the self-starvation, it's often not noticed by the girl herself. Therapy or intervention of some kind is needed but usually the last thing wanted by the sick

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