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  1. Surgery for OCD: Who Will Benefit?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though most patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be successfully treated with medication and therapy, between 10 percent to 20 percent have a form of the illness that doesn't respond to standard care, expert

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  2. 11 Ways to Avoid a Binge Eating Relapse

    You can recover from binge eating disorder. It takes time to learn how to manage your eating, though. You might start to get better and then have another binge. That’s called a relapse. Up to half of people with an eating disorder have one after starting treatment, especially when they're stressed.

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  3. The Link Between Binge Eating and Depression

    If you binge eat, you might feel depressed about your food habits. Or perhaps those feelings make you eat more. Either way, you can get better. “People do fully recover – and stay well,” says Timothy Brewerton, MD. He is the executive medical director at The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders in Col

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  4. Binge Eating: Change Guilty Feelings Into Good Ones

    If you binge eat, you likely use food to try to manage negative emotions. Drowning your feelings with food might make you feel good for the moment, but it’s often quickly followed by a lot of guilt and hurtful self-talk. Such shame leads to more bingeing and sets off a cycle that’s hard – but not im

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  5. Inpatient Care for Binge Eating: What to Expect

    When you get inpatient treatment for binge eating disorder, you live, sleep, and get around-the-clock care at a hospital or eating disorders medical center. It’s pretty unusual for people with the condition to need this type of treatment, but some do. It's rare partly because outpatient care, which

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  6. Binge Eating Disorder in Men

    Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder -- and many who have it are men. If that surprises you, you're not alone. People often see eating disorders as a woman’s health concern. But guys get them too. About 40% of those with binge eating disorder are men. “Men absolutely do struggle

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  7. Outpatient Care for Binge Eating: What to Expect

    If you struggle with binge eating and want to stop, outpatient care is a good option. You'll regularly get treated at a health care center or clinic, but you won't have to stay overnight. This form of treatment helps nearly 70% of people with binge eating disorder recover, research shows. Your docto

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  8. Drug Can Cause Dangerous Skin Reaction: FDA

    Dec. 12, 2014 -- The antipsychotic medicine Geodon (ziprasidone) and generic versions of the drug can cause a rare, dangerous skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency has ordered that ziprasidone's label carry a new war

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  9. Laughing Gas Shows Promise in Treating Depression

    Dec. 10, 2014 -- Laughing gas may help treat severe depression, researchers say. Their study of 20 patients found that nitrous oxide -- often used to sedate dental surgery patients -- can be a fast-acting and effective treatment for severe depression in people who haven't responded to antidepressant

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  10. Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who attempted suicide were found to have abnormalities in the frontal areas of their brains, a new study says. Researchers conducted brain scans on 68 participants, aged 14 to 25, with bipolar disord

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