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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. Signs a College Student Is Developing an Eating Disorder

      By Rae Jacobson Eating disorders can and do occur in teenagers, and even in young children. But it's during the college years that young people, especially young women, are most at risk for developing them. The challenges of college life, adding pressure to underlying mental health issues, create wh

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    3. Can Weight Loss Treatments Help Binge Eaters?

      If you’re a binge eater, you may be concerned about your weight. Many people who binge eat are overweight or obese. So you might wonder: Are weight loss surgery and medication good options? It’s a tough question to answer, even thought up to 20% of patients seen in weight loss clinics have binge eat

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    4. Family Involvement Helps in Treating Teen Bulimia

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment, new research reports. Traditionally, parents have been excluded from the treatment and counseling of teens with bulimia, the re

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    5. Binge Eating Disorder: How You Can Help

      “It’s not about the food. It’s a way of coping with emotions.” That’s the No. 1 thing to remember when you live with, or parent, someone who has binge eating disorder, says Chelsea Kronengold, a grad student in psychology at Columbia University. She should know -- she was diagnosed 2 years ago. What

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    6. 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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    7. New Binge Eating Disorder Drug Vyvanse: FAQ

      Feb. 3, 2015 -- The FDA has approved the first drug in the U.S. to treat binge eating disorder, Vyvanse. The agency says it might lessen the number of food binges for people with the condition. Vyvanse is already approved to treat ADHD. Binge eating disorder affects 1% to 5% of Americans, according

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    8. Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder

      MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with recurring bouts of compulsive overeating known as binge-eating disorder. It's the first drug sanctioned in the United States to treat the dis

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    9. The Link Between Trauma and Binge Eating

      It’s normal for past experiences to affect the way you act or feel. What you've done, seen, or lived through can even impact your eating habits -- in both good and bad ways. For example, you might happily host a weekly Sunday dinner because that’s what your mom did. Or, you might often overeat becau

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    10. Binge Eating Disorder vs. Night Eating Syndrome

      Do you often get out of bed for a midnight meal or to sneak a snack? Do you regularly eat a lot of food at night? You might have night eating syndrome. Or, depending on your other symptoms, you might have binge eating disorder. How do you tell the difference? Bingeing and night eating are two comple

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