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    1. Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain stimulation may ease major symptoms of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a typically hard-to-treat condition, a new study suggests. British researchers evaluated anorexia patients before and after they underwent

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    2. Anorexics' Brains React Differently to Hunger

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal brain response to hunger signals, a new study finds. "When most people are hungry, they are motivated to eat," study first author Christina Wierenga, an associate professor

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    3. For Anorexic Men, the Focus Is on Muscle

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anorexia is typically associated with women, but a new report finds that men -- especially men obsessed with muscularity -- can develop the eating disorder, too. The Canadian researchers noted that an estimated 10 percent or

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    4. Family-Based Therapy for Anorexia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family-based therapies can benefit teens with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, a new study suggests. "The take-away message for parents is that, first, there is good treatment available for their child who is stru

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    5. Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa feel a sense of pride about their weight loss, and this positive emotion may play a major role in the deadly condition, according to a new study. "What we think happens is

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    6. '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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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