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Eating Disorders Increasing Problem Among Women in Their 30s

Eating disorders have historically been associated with pre-teen and teenage girls, but these days they are a growing problem among a much wider age range. Not only is disordered eating appearing in younger and younger children, but it is also an increasing concern among older women.

Depression Risk Doubles for Middle-Aged Women With Family History of Disorder

In the U.S., women have a much higher chance than men of developing depression. This increased risk applies to the severe illness known as major depression and includes certain forms of depression unique to women. In a new study published in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh sought to […]

Recognizing and Treating Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a recurring pattern of binge eating followed by either purging with laxatives, diuretics or self-induced vomiting, or through extreme dieting. It is a mental health disorder, meaning that recovery from the illness will require not only behavior modification but also a focus on improved emotional health.

Female Athletes at High Risk for Eating Disorders

The eating disorder risk that female athletes face is intuitive and counter-intuitive at the same time. On the one hand, it’s natural to assume that athletes know how to take care of their bodies as well or better than anyone else in the world. On the other hand, many athletes are under great pressure to […]

Female Sex Addicts: Using Sex for Power and Control

The second episode of the new thriller “Those Who Kill,” starring Chloë Sevigny as Catherine Jenson, peeled back a layer on the character behind this aggressive young homicide detective. We learned in the first episode that she is a woman who experienced abuse at the hands of her stepfather, a judge, and who is driven […]

Women and Sex Addiction: Building Strength Through Friendship

Almost three years ago, I walked into my first Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) meeting. I wasn’t sure yet if the 12 steps were for me (I couldn’t conceive of a Higher Power, much less one that might be interested in helping me out), but I had absolutely no doubt that, if these groups […]