Tag Archive: eating disorders

Warning Signs of Teen Anorexia

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Summer’s here, and many teens are concerned about their weight. Here are some warning signs of problem eating.

Dentists Can Help Detect Early Signs of Eating Disorders

A new study has uncovered an early sign of problem eating that is more easily detectable and visible to others.

Anatomy of Three Things (Episode 101)

Psychologists talk about recent research, including the spread of drug problems in high schools, eating disorders, and engaging in risky behaviours.

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Body Image, Part 4: Gender and Internalized Body Image Ideals

Disturbances in body image affect large numbers of people. In the United States alone, there are an estimated 10 million females and 1 million males who experience anorexia or bulimia.

Body Image, Part 2: Anatomy of Body Image (Episode 80)

Psychologists talk about kids’ body image, and how parents can help children to become satisfied with their appearance.

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Bulimia more likely to affect poor than rich

A 10-year survey conducted by the University of Southern California Institute of Economic Policy Research revealed information about bulimia that runs counter to the common notion that it primarily affects privileged caucasian girls. Beginning when the participants were 9 or 10, the researchers regularly queried girls’ behaviour. Perhaps the most important information to be reported…

Predictors of eating disorders vary

The June 2008 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine published a study examining eating disorders in boys and girls aged 9 to 15 years. They found that a maternal history of disordered eating had an impact only on the younger girls. Frequent diets and attempts to look like models or celebrities was…

Eating disorders may be contageous

The April issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders published a study indicating that the symptoms of eating disorders tend to cluster within counties. The researchers suggest that prevention efforts should target schools or communities rather than individuals. You can read more here.