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Public Perception of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders carry with them not only the physical challenges and mental anguish of trying to change dangerous behaviors, but also a social stigma. Many in the general public don’t have any knowledge of the signs of eating disorders or the factors that can increase risk.

The Fight Against Eating Disorders: Factors That Promote a Positive Body Image in Women

For women surrounded by images of Victoria Secret models and Sports Illustrated swimsuit goddesses, the pressure to not feel okay about your own physical appearance is intense. And, in case we think the whole body image issue is being over-analyzed, consider British superstar singer Adele who recently out-sold Michael Jackson’s prior record sales mark. The …

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Brain Scan Predicts Weight Gain And Sexual Activity

New research shows that activity in the brain region associated with rewards can now predict if the person will gain weight or engage in sexual activity within the upcoming six months. The nucleus accumbens is buried deep in our brain and has been associated with both addiction and pleasure.

The Ranch’s Renowned Eating Disorder Expert to Address Resistance in Obesity & Binge Eating Disorder Treatment at Professional Workshop

On March 24, 2012, The Ranch’s eating disorder consultant, Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, will host a professional workshop at the annual IAEDP Symposium exploring the five points of resistance patients commonly face in treatment for binge eating disorder and obesity. Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 – Why is it so difficult for men and …

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Many with Eating Disorders Don’t Seek Help

Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa, are associated with a strong feeling of shame, often preventing individuals who struggle with the disorders from seeking help. About 10 million females and about 1 million males are estimated to have an eating disorder in the United States, but the numbers are suspected to be much …

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