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Eating Disorder Articles Show Women with Anorexia Have Brain Differences When Viewing Themselves

While there are many different potential causes for anorexia, new research shows that women with the deadly eating disorder show different brain activity than women who do not have anorexia. The research comes from the Center for Brain Health, and was published in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. The research was conducted by […]

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Are Mobile Apps Turning Gamers into Food Addicts?

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that food makers are now using mobile apps to target potential consumers, many of whom are children. Snack companies are giving away free games with names like “Cookie Dough Bites Factory” and “Icee Maker.” The games are easy to operate and built for touch-screen devices like phones and tablets. […]

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Back to School: Do Colleges Create Food Addicts and Trigger Eating Disorders?

Nearly every student going away to college has heard of the infamous, so-called “Freshman 15.” This term came into existence due to incoming freshman’s tendency to gain weight. What is often not discussed is that anxiety over the freshman 15 can often trigger eating disorders. There’s not one reason why students tend to gain weight […]

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Eating Disorders Blog: Physical Intimacy and Anorexia Nervosa

When a woman or man struggles with anorexia nervosa it can have a wide-range of effects on their romantic relationships. Many individuals diagnosed with anorexia are already in relationships, others might have the desire to start new relationships. But without proper treatment, an individual’s anorexia can make it difficult to establish intimacy. How is Intimacy […]

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Binge Eating Gains Recognition, Offers Hope to those Addicted to Food

Here at Rader Programs, we’ve long-recognized binge eating disorder as a legitimate mental health disorder. Since we have treated many individuals who are struggling with this mental disorder, we’ve seen first –hand how serious a condition it can be. However, until now, binge eating disorder was not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of […]

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Eating Disorder Article: A Brief History of Anorexia Nervosa

It was famously written in Ecclesiastes that “there is nothing new under the sun.” This is certainly true of anorexia. Although anorexia has recently become more common, the fashion industry and the mainstream media likely contributing to the greater prevalence of anorexia nervosa in contemporary society, eating disorders themselves can be traced back through the […]

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More Men in Need of Binge Eating Disorders Treatment Resources

It’s estimated that 8 million men and women in the U.S. struggle with binge eating disorder. This disorder, which can be defined as a feeling of losing control and consuming large amounts of food without purging, affects a different demographic than other eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. Most notably, while only around 10% of […]

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Addicted to Food: Is Dr. Oz’s “Fat-urday” Diet Plan Dangerous for Compulsive Overeaters?

Television personality Dr. Oz has suggested that viewers who are trying to lose weight adopt a single day of indulgence in which they eat anything they want. He calls this the “Fat-urday” diet plan. Yet Dr. Oz’s plan does not take into account that for many people food is an addiction, much like cigarettes, alcohol […]

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Eating Disorders: Articles State that the Hipster Look is Driving Anorexia in Young Men

For years the “hipster look” has been contributing to anorexia in young men and women. Now that this fashion trend is going mainstream, more men and women are likely vulnerable to eating disorders triggers. While hipster fashion can be difficult to clearly define, with many resorting to the “I know it when I see it” […]

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Are Anorexia and Eating Disorders Possibly be Triggered by the Olympics?

As the ’12 Summer Olympics in London commence, it’s easy to become preoccupied with the bodies of the Olympic athletes we see on our TV screens. In fact, sometimes it seems Olympians like Hope Solo or Leryn Franco get more attention for their bodies than their athletic careers. It is not difficult to see how […]

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