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I chose this topic because I had a friend who was anorexic, and he is still recovering from the disease even today. I learned a lot from this process, and I hold a completely different understanding of the disease.  I learned  how to identify symptoms for the disease , and that, in my opinion, is the most important thing . I will continue my research on this subject and I hope that many more people would be aware of the signs and symptoms, and eventually  more people will recover from the disease. 

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Who Recovers from Anorexia Nervosa?

Who Recovers from Anorexia Nervosa? | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
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Even though there is a small number of people who do recover from anorexia, it is difficult to determine what recovery really is. Often, symptoms of depression and anxiety about food and self-belief can linger for a lifetime, even if maladaptive eating patterns are no longer present.

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» Anorexia Nervosa Treatment - Psych Central

» Anorexia Nervosa Treatment - Psych Central | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Introduction Psychotherapy Hospitalization Medications Self-Help Introduction The treatment of this anorexia is often difficult; some
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An article about the existing treatments for anorexia nervosa. A very detailed article that elaborates about four treatment methods: psychotherapy, hospitalization, medicine and self-help.

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Yoga as Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

Yoga as Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Interest in using yoga as a treatment for anorexia nervosa springs from two observations:
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The message in this article is that yoga could be a way to treat anorexia because it gives a renewed sense of well-being and it's a useful, but gentle training.

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Child anorexia: is 'size-zero culture' really to blame?

Child anorexia: is 'size-zero culture' really to blame? | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Laurie Penny: Decoding the news: Some 600 children under the age of 13 have been treated in hospital in England for eating disorders in the past three years
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This article suggests that the reason for the fact that a lot of children are suffering anorexia is  the "zero size culture": a culture in which thin is perfect, and if you can't see your ribs through your skin, you are not.

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An insight into an anorexic mind -- Feature

An insight into an anorexic mind -- Feature | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Following the inquest into the death of anorexia victim Sarah Houston, Jon Norrey spoke to a sufferer at a specialist mental health facility to gain a deeper insight into the mind of an anorexic pe...
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This is an article about a group of anorexic people who are interviewed about their disease. I chose it because it really shows what anorexic people think and how far they would go to become "perfect".

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My Battle With Male Anorexia

My Battle With Male Anorexia | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
I was anorexic by the time my boyfriend Jeff and I moved to Manhattan in 2006. I was 22 years old, 6 feet tall, and 118.3 pounds. I had halfheartedly followed the South Beach Diet as a quick way to drop the extra pounds, but once I reached my desired weight, I just started starving myself.
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Paul Florez writes about his battle with anorexia. He is a co-founder of "The ink and the Code", a website that allows writers and artists to present their work.

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Eating Disorders and Depression: How They're Related

Eating Disorders and Depression: How They're Related | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating can be linked to depression. A guide to depression and eating disorders, and finding effective treatment for both.
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A health website shows the connection between eating disorders and depression. Each of these problems can lead to the other: Eating disorders can lead to depression, and depression can lead to eating disorders.

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Global search for anorexia nervosa genes

Global search for anorexia nervosa genes | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Flinders University Professor Tracey Wade is collaborating with researchers worldwide in a global effort to identify genes that cause eating disorders.
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This article briefly discusses a study in which they found that people with Anorexia are more likely to be stigmatized than people suffering from obesity and other disorders.

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Anorexia - My Story - YouTube

A picture documentation of my ongoing struggle ****3/8/14- FINALLY Truly Recovering: http://youtu.be/8iTqw1WejjE invisible-syndrome.tumblr.com **9/6/11 - Tha...
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This girl who made this video is still trying to fight anorexia. She is anorexic for more than 8 years, during which she tried to commit suicide for several times. 

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A Life without Anorexia

A Life without Anorexia | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
This is my journey of recovery from anorexia. after 5 years.
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This is a blog by a former anorexic girl who beat the disease. She tells her story, shares recipes and helps other people fight anorexia. It’s a really exiting story and an interesting blog to read.

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Anorexic Male Model - YouTube

Anorexia former male model who weighs less than 100 pounds. Known as "Manorexia".
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This news report is about a male model who had a very muscular and healthy body, and after a few personal life setbacks he became anorexic.

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Anorexia Nervosa: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Are you or a loved one struggling with anorexia? Explore the warning signs and how to get help.
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Here you can see a full page about the symptoms, the causes, and ways to treat anorexia. A great page for anyone who wants to understand the disease.

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Eating Disorder: Warning Signs of Anorexia Nervosa

Eating Disorder: Warning Signs of Anorexia Nervosa | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Most people with anorexia nervosa regard themselves as overweight even when they aren’t and end up starving themselves obsessively to meet their own expectations of a desired self image. But one should be warned that even though anorexia nervosa...
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It is important to identify potential risk behaviors that are present in individuals who may be susceptible to developing anorexia. The difficult aspect of this concerns our Western cultures emphasis on weight loss and thinness. Some of these warning signs could definitely be present in individuals that are dieting but not anorexic.

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Eating Disorders | Vitamin Deficiencies | Anorexia | Bulimia | Binge Eating Disorder | Compulsive Overeating | The Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders -- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeating. Eating Disorders definitions, signs and symptoms, physical dangers, online support and much more.
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A scientific article about the connection between eating disorders (like anorexia) and vitamin deficiencies. It also shows how people with an eating disorder lack vital substances in their bodies like certain minerals.

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The Influence of Abuse and Trauma on Disordered Eating

The Influence of Abuse and Trauma on Disordered Eating | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Research shows that many people suffering from an eating disorder have also experienced abuse and/or trauma in their past.
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This article details abuse and trauma as a cause of anorexia. It makes sense that people who were abused or experienced trauma are more vulnerable to eating disorders.

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New study to probe genetics of anorexia

New study to probe genetics of anorexia | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Australian researchers are recruiting thousands of anorexia nervosa sufferers to try to find the genes behind the disorder.
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This article is about a research conducted by Australian scientists who try to find out the genes responsible for anorexia.

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Is Anorexia Nervosa a Version of Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Is Anorexia Nervosa a Version of Autism Spectrum Disorders? | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Patients with anorexia nervosa often have difficulties recognizing and regulating emotions. This  conclusion that is largely based on data from  common tests such as Reading the Mind in the Eyes as...
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The message in this article is that There might be a connection between anorexia and autism. This is because anorexic people find it difficult to recognize or express emotions.

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Extreme Anorexic Speaks Out About the Eating Disorder - YouTube

Extreme Anorexic Speaks Out About the Eating Disorder SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Oc61Hj Extreme anorexic Valeria Levitin weighs just four stone after battling ...
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A woman with an extreme case of anorexia talks about the disease. A very shocking video.

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The secret world of male anorexia

The secret world of male anorexia | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
In this shockingly frank memoir, one man describes the deceit, fear and shame he felt as a man with a severe eating disorder
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In this article, a man described his feelings as a person with a severe eating disorder. It shows that anorexia is not a female-only disease

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Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse Linked

Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse Linked | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
A report by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse reveals that up to one-half of individuals with eating disorders abuse alcohol or illicit drugs, compared to nine percent of the general population.
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A website about alcoholism shows the connection between eating disorders and substance abuse.

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Recovering patients describe their battles with an "anorexia voice"

Recovering patients describe their battles with an "anorexia voice" | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
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An article about the "anorexic voice" that anorexic people suffer from. A great and revealing article.  I chose this article because it focuses on the psychological side of the disease, which really interests me .

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Antipsychotic drug may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa

Antipsychotic drug may be helpful treatment for anorexia nervosa | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
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Students at the University of Chicago have studied anorexia by experimenting with mice and the drug olanzapine. Researchers gave the mice little food and forced a lot of exercise, and the mice taking the medicine were more likely to maintain body weight. The challenges with medicating anorexic patients isn't finding the medicine, but getting the patients to take the prescription regularly. 

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'Anorexia blogs nearly killed me': Even when Grainne, 17, was starving to death 'thinspiration' sites encouraged her to lose more weight

'Anorexia blogs nearly killed me': Even when Grainne, 17, was starving to death 'thinspiration' sites encouraged her to lose more weight | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
Grainne Binns, from Dublin, became addicted to 'pro-ano' blogs that told her she was fat and her weight eventually plummeted to below 6st.
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This is an article about an anorexic girl who, after reading lots of pro-anorexia websites, decided to document her struggle through the disease using pictures and videos. Pro-anorexia websites are a dangerous phenomenon that makes people believe that anorexia is good for you.

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Eating Disorders and Media Influence - Body Image from Anorexia Celebrities to Athletes - Rader Programs

Eating Disorders and Media Influence - Body Image from Anorexia Celebrities to Athletes - Rader Programs | Anorexia nervosa | Scoop.it
The influence of the media on the proliferation of eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa cannot be refuted. From an early age we are bombarded with images and messages that reinforce the idea that to be happy and successful we must be thin.
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This page shows the statistics of the connection between anorexia and the media. It divides it into four categories: dieting, body image, models and finally movies, TV and music.

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