Anorexia nervosa is a serious, life-threatening eating disorder. People with anorexia nervosa fear weight gain and may obsessively diet and exercise, even to the point of starvation. About 1% of the population has anorexia nervosa, and it?s more common in women than men.
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WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — For people suffering from severe, tough-to-treat anorexia, having a biological “pacemaker” implanted in their brain may help ease the disorder, a small new study suggests. The researchers noted that anorexia is the psychiatric disorder with the highest mortality rate and, although therapies exist, not everyone benefits in the long term. [...]
This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, dedicated to raising awareness about anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other conditions that involve preoccupations with food and weight. Think you know what an eating disorder is all about? You may not.
The famous acting coach Constantin Stanislavski once said, “There are no small parts, only small actors.” Northern Irish actress Antonia Campbell-Hughes has become the literal embodiment of this quote by transforming her naturally slender body into a gaunt frame for an upcoming movie role as an Austrian kidnapping victim. In doing so, she joins the list of incredibly shrinking actors and actresses, including Natalie Portman, Matthew McConaughey, and Christian Bale, who have shed sometimes shocking amounts of weight for roles.
THURSDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) — People with the eating disorder anorexia have difficulty judging their own body size but are able to size up others accurately, a small new study finds. The study included 25 people with anorexia and 25 people without the disorder who were shown a door-like opening and asked to judge [...]
TUESDAY, June 26, 2012 (Health.com) — Diane Butrym doesn’t fit the stereotype of an eating disorder patient. She’s a 51-year-old microbiologist and mother of two, not a troubled teen or 20-something, yet for the past decade she has struggled with bulimia. Butrym’s problem began in 2002, which was an eventful year for her. That March she [...]