As young girls turn into young women, they take more notice of their appearance. It’s often in these early years that women may develop eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. Over time these women may find treatment to cure the disorder. But a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reports…Details
A recent joint study by researchers from two universities and a college in Israel found that women who have eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia) depict themselves quite differently in drawings than women without eating disorders. In fact, the drawings by the women with eating disorders had specific characteristics that were quite prominent.Details
The recent increase in online gambling options may spell trouble for many individuals who might have never opted to drive to a casino. The accessibility of online gambling makes it appealing for a portion of the population for whom convenience is an important factor in decision-making.
Female soldiers returning home from war are finding their own struggles coping with day-to-day tasks of motherhood. Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a female is becoming more and more common as the number of U.S. troops serving in Iraq has grown.
Magic fills the air when the holidays come around. Nostalgic movies paint pictures of the family gathered around the Christmas tree singing carols or couples snuggled up by the fire, while holiday songs ring out with peace, joy and the spirit of giving. For some blessed families, these images may be a reality, but for…Details
Horses are part of Dede Beasley’s DNA. She has been riding since she was a little girl, joining a long line of equestrian experts in her family. Growing up, day-to-day life wasn’t always easy. As a child o f two erratic alcoholics, Dede struggled with eating disorders, alcoholism, abusive relationships and trauma through adolescence and young adulthood.Details
Rapid eye movement sleep may be just what the doctor orders for people with posttraumatic stress syndrome, according to a new study from the University of California at Berkeley. The problem is that the symptoms of posttraumatic stress syndrome include nightmares, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances – meaning that victims are often naturally deprived of…Details
We look forward to the holidays all year long, but why? For some, it’s family togetherness or a spiritual celebration, but for many the holidays are about eating, drinking, shopping and doing all things in excess. Somehow the more we eat, the emptier we feel.
Many people have the perception that eating disorders are for young, white adolescents. In recent years, however, experts have begun to understand the wide scope of eating disorders and the patients that are affected by them. Studies are beginning to provide evidence that both genders, all races and ethnicities and all ages are represented in…Details