There are a variety of other eating disorders including eating disorders not otherwise specified, which can include a combination of anorexia, bulimia and other symptoms. Learn more about pica, the desire to eat non-food objects, night eating syndrome, compulsive exercising and other eating and body image disorders. Recognize the symptoms of disorders, learn treatment methods and how to help someone suffering through a disorder.
Did you ever think eating healthy could be a problem? Well if it gets out of control, it can be. Learn how this can affect one’s health, and find more information about the eating disorder called orthorexia.
As kids, we have often been told to eat healthy and stay away from “junk” food. Healthy eating gives the body more energy, boosts our immune system and strengthens bones. However, it appears that some people take their healthy eating to the extreme.
Do you find yourself reaching for snacks at night? You feel cravings and you want to stop your night eating because you know it is not healthy to eat at night. However, controlling our cravings and stopping ourselves from night eating is not so simple. Like all habits, we need a plan.
The history of anorexia nervosa is extensive with reports dating back over 800 years ago. However, the term anorexia nervosa is relatively new. The history of anorexia nervosa reveals many diverse manifestations of the disorder.
As many as 6 million Americans may suffer from night eating syndrome, or NES, a recently-identified eating disorder. Night eating disorder treatment varies with the cause. Several factors may play a part in causing the disorder.
If your child is eating clay or paste, he/she may be exhibiting the symptoms of an eating disorder known as pica. The persistent eating of non nutritious nonfood items can lead to serious health complications that in some cases may be fatal.
Eating disorders are a group of mental illnesses that are serious and life threatening. Knowing the warning signs of eating disorders is vital for early treatment and successful recovery. Read on for a comprehensive overview of seven warning signs of eating disorders.
Eating disorders are a serious group of mental illnesses that have consequences for an individuals physical and mental health. Fortunately, recovery from an eating disorder is possible. There are a number of books on eating disorders that may help individuals on their journey toward recovery.
Research shows that the mass media, in particular women’s magazines, contributes to the development and maintenance of eating disorders. They influence body dissatisfaction, disordered eating and an increased desire for the thin ideal. This effect is particularly salient in adolescent women.
Compulsive eaters are often overwhelmed with the urge to consume large quantities of food even when they are not hungry. Food appears to help them manage painful emotions. In order to heal, they have to change the way they approach food and learn how to stop compulsive eating.
If you have a poor appetite during the day and an intense craving to consume large quantities of food at night, even after you try to go to sleep, you could be suffering from night eating syndrome. Read on to find out more.
Pica is a medical disorder characterized by the consumption of non-food substances and objects. The main goal of behavioral interventions for pica is to reduce and/or eliminate the habit of eating these non-food items.
The connection linking kidney disease and eating disorders is well documented. In order to fully understand the link between kidney disease and eating disorders, you must first understand what the kidneys do and the impact eating disorders can have on that function.
Compulsive eating disorder affects roughly two percent of the population and can negatively impact nearly every aspect of a person’s life. Learn about the common causes of compulsive overeating, as well as effective treatments for the disorder.
Night eating syndrome is an eating disorder characterized by continuous eating later in the day and overnight. A number of causes of night eating syndrome have been proposed and this article looks at two of them.
Body dysmorphic disorder causes those it affects to obsess about their ‘imperfections’ to the point where it interferes with their daily lives. One treatment option that many claim has helped them is hypnosis. This article offers an insight into body dysmorphic hypnosis.
An ever increasing body of research is exploring the link between exercise and eating disorders. Often labeled as obligatory exercise, exercise dependence, compulsive exercise or overexercising, it affects many athletes and can have long-lasting effects on performance, health and well-being.
A person suffering from binge eating disorder (BED) frequently and regularly consumes large amounts of food. This unhealthy eating pattern poses serious health hazards, particularly to the blood vessels. Read on to find out more about the danger of blood vessel changes in binge eating disorder.