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Estrogen Eased Anxiety in Anorexia
People with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa may also experience symptoms of anxiety. Hormone replacement therapy may, in some ways, ease certain anxieties in anorexia patients.
Specified Treatments for Anorexia
There are no easy fixes for eating disorders. But a new study may shed light on what types of therapy can be most effective at helping patients with anorexia.
Anorexia Loses When Period Returns
Dangerous weight loss as a result of an eating disorder can get in the way of a normal menstrual cycle. But when treatment works, girls gain weight and get their cycle back.
Unnecessary Rx for Anorexia
There are no medications approved to treat anorexia nervosa, but often patients are given psychotropic meds anyway. These meds have multiple side-effects and no clear benefit.
Social Dynamics in the Home Matter
Although it may seem unnatural to discuss family issues to fix individual disorders, this practice recently helped patients recovering from anorexia nervosa.
Bringing About Order
Living in the twenty-first century, people hold a wide-variety of responsibilities and stressors, making it increasingly difficult to focus on a fitness regime or balancing a diet.
New Link Discovered Between Appetite Hormone and Depression
Our bodies make a hormone called leptin that regulates our appetite. It may be that this hormone could also be useful in regulating depression.
Female Facebook Users Can Develop Eating Disorders
A new study from the University of Haifa finds girls who spend more time on Facebook, the social networking Web site, are more likely to develop eating disorders.